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  • Grand Hotel, 1967 : side view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a side view of one of the buildings of Grand Hotel, located at Still Road South. The Victorian-style building has architectural features like Corinthian columns, decorative arches and plaster facade decorations. The octagonal structure at one end of the building and a balcony with iron lacework...
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  • Lau Pa Sat : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Lau Pa Sat (meaning Old Market in Chinese). A clock tower is featured in the middle of the octagonal shaped building. Lorries can be seen parked in front of the building. Lau Pa Sat was formerly the Telok Ayer Market. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Grand Hotel, 1970 : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a side view of one of the buildings of Grand Hotel, located at Still Road. The Victorian-style building has architectural features like Corinthian columns, decorative arches and plaster facade decorations. Grand Hotel, a Victorian-style complex was built in 1917 and used as a private residence by...
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  • Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1974 photograph shows Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall, which are Palladian-styled colonial buildings located at Empress Place. Built more than 40 years apart, the two buildings are joined by a Clock Tower. The buildings were renamed Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in 1979 and were gazetted as national monuments...
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  • Grand Hotel façade, 1967 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows one of the buildings of Grand Hotel, located at Still Road South. The Victorian-style building has architectural features like decorative arches and plaster facade decorations. Grand Hotel, a Victorian-style complex was built in 1917 and used as a private residence by Moona Kadir Sultan, a wealthy...
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  • Grand Hotel, 1967 : side view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a side view of one of the buildings of Grand Hotel, located at Still Road South. The Victorian-style building has architectural features like Corinthian columns and plaster facade decorations. Grand Hotel, a Victorian-style complex was built in 1917 and used as a private residence by Moona...
    Reproduction Available
  • Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1974 photograph shows Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall, which are Palladian-styled colonial buildings located at Empress Place. Built more than 40 years apart, the two buildings are joined by a Clock Tower. The buildings were renamed Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in 1979 and were gazetted as national monuments...
    Reproduction Available
  • Victoria Memorial Hall, 1960s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Victoria Memorial Hall, located at the heart of Singapore's civic district. Now known as the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the landmark has performed a wide range of functions from political meetings to stage performances since it was constructed in 1862. The...
  • Shophouses along Arab Street, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a row of old double-storey shophouses next to a newer three-storey house along Arab Street. The shops that line this street are typically occupied by textiles merchants who sell ethnic costume fabrics. Other shops such as Rahmath Trading Corporation is where one finds traditional handicrafts. Donated by Sathakathuda...
  • Lau Pa Sat, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph depicting Telok Ayer Market (a.k.a. Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market"). Located at Raffles Quay, it evolved from a wet market in 1820s to a food and entertainment complex by 1989. Its trademark octagonal design was set as early as the 1820s when the first concrete...
  • Roof of Lau Pa Sat market, 1988 : top view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the clock tower of Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") and its trademark octagonal roof. In the background are the financial and office buildings in Singapore's Central Business District. These buildings include the CPF Building, UIC Building, DBS Tower and Shenton...
  • Roof of Lau Pa Sat market, 1986 : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the clock tower of Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") and its trademark octagonal roof and the neighbouring skyscrapers in 1986. In the background are the financial and office buildings in Singapore's Central Business District. Some of...
  • Roof of Lau Pa Sat market : top view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the clock tower of Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") and its trademark octagonal roof. Seen against the skyline are the financial and office buildings of Singapore's Central Business District. These buildings include the CPF Building, UIC Building, DBS Tower and...
  • Alhambra Theatre, 1960s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This picture shows the Alhambra Theatre located at Beach Road in the 1960s. A car is seen parked outside the theatre, and a trishaw and cyclist are seen riding leisurely along the street. The Alhambra was opened in 1930, and it was the first air-conditioned theatre in Singapore. Photograph donated...
  • Child on a bicycle in front of City Hall, 1965 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Events · Streets and Places
    This 1965 photograph shows a child seated on a bicycle in the Padang. Shown in the background of this picture is a general view of City Hall, decorated with billboards to celebrate Singapore's first National Day in 1965. A handwritten caption in Chinese (roughly translated into English as "Singapore separates...
  • Roof of Lau Pa Sat market, 1988 : top view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the clock tower of Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") and its trademark octagonal roof. Seen against the skyline are the financial and office buildings of Singapore's Central Business District. These buildings include the CPF Building, UIC Building, DBS Tower and...
  • Siong Lim Temple (Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery), 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places
    Siong Lim Temple (also known as Shuang Lin Monastery), is a Buddhist temple located at 184E Jalan Toa Payoh. Completed in 1912, it is a gazetted national monument, based on its architectural, social and historical significance. Photograph shows people at the temple's spacious forecourt and the intricate carvings and dragons...
  • National Library, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This postcard shows a general view of the old National Library Building at Stamford Road with its walls of exposed red bricks. Postcard donated by Tay Phuay Awee and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple rocks, 1973 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a child resting against the rocks at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Buddhist Temple. The temple was completed in 1912 and located in Toa Payoh. It was gazetted as a national monument in 1980. Photograph donated by Dorothy Seah Lee Khim and displayed at the...
  • Fullerton Building, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This picture, taken in the 1960s, shows a general view of the Fullerton Building, which was officially opened in 1928. It housed the General Post Office and other Government offices. In its place now stands the Fullerton Hotel officially launched in 2001. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed...
  • Fullerton Building, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is an inverted photograph of Fullerton Building, which was built in 1928 to house the General Post Office and other government departments. The photograph also shows the Malayan Bank Chambers (in the middle) which was demolished in 1999. On the right of the picture is the Hongkong and Shanghai...
  • Supreme Court, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This is a photograph taken in the 1960s of the former Supreme Court, which was built in 1934. The Supreme Court moved to its new premises in 2005. It gives a general view of the Supreme Court building seen from a distance amidst greenery. The Old Singapore Supreme Court building...
  • Family posing at National Theatre, 1979 : group photograph [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Sports and Recreation
    Shown here is a family posing for a photograph outside the National Theatre in 1979. The family consists of the parents, a daughter and three sons. Photograph donated by Khoo Twon Yong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lau Pa Sat, 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a general view of Lau Pa Sat (Telok Ayer Market or "Old Market"), located in the heart of the Central business district. Built in 1894, it is now a national monument and the largest Victorian filigree cast-iron structure in Southeast Asia. It evolved and changed with the...