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  • Group photo of children at Haw Par Villa, 1950s : general view

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of a group of smiling children at Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens). A few of them are seen with toothless grins. They are posing in front of the legendary Eight Immortals who had always done good deeds for human beings and are therefore much respected...
  • Wonderland Amusement Park, 1971 : group photograph

    Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1971 photograph of two ladies and a child enjoying the teacups ride at Wonderland Amusement Park in Kallang. The child is seen wearing a mask over his eyes and a party hat. The cup-and-saucer carousel was popular at Wonderland, as thrill-seekers would sit in spinning giant cups...
  • Tang Village, 1980s : exterior

    Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of three people standing behind a replica of the Great Wall of China at the Tang Dynasty Village. The 12-hectare (30-acre) theme park, located in Yuan Ching Road, was a replica of an ancient Chinese imperial city. It was closed down in 1999. Photograph donated by...
  • Great World Amusement Park, 1945 : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of the entrance of Great World Amusement Park, located at Kim Seng Road. It closed in 1964. It was also known as Tua Sei Kai in Hokkien. Presently, this site is occupied by Great World City Shopping Centre. Photograph donated by Chung Shui Ken and displayed...
  • Tang Village, 1980s : general view

    Sports and Recreation
    This is a picture of children sitting on a model rickshaw, posing for a photograph, at the Tang Dynasty Village. The 12-hectare (30-acre) theme park, located in Yuan Ching Road, was a replica of an ancient Chinese imperial city. It closed down in 1999. Photograph donated by Tan Geok Neo...
  • Wonderland Amusement Park, 1975 : general view

    Sports and Recreation
    This 1975 photograph shows a man posing for a photograph at the Wonderland Amusement Park in Kallang. Behind him, thrill-seekers in a roller-coaster train are seen making their way up the tracks to the top for the plunge. Del Monte product advertisements can also be seen on the side of...
  • Great World Amusement Park, 1950s : exterior

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the entrance area at the Great World Amusement Park in the 1950s, cluttered with make-shift stalls of street hawkers. Looming overhead is the Globe Theatre, one of the four cinemas in the Great World Amusement Park: Sky, Globe, Atlantic and Canton. Owned by Shaw Brothers, the theatre...
  • Gay World : exterior [3]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph showing a building at Gay World, a popular amusement park in Geylang Lorong 2, also originally known as Happy World when it started in 1936. It was renamed Gay World in 1966. It was the last pre-World War II amusement park to shut down in...
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  • Gay World entrance : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting the entrance of Gay World, a popular amusement park in Geylang Lorong 2. The entrance is made up of a large stone gate, with grille doors covering the doorways. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Gay World Amusement Park office sign : close-up

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows a close up of the Gay World Amusement Park office signage. The signage is mounted on a stone wall and is in both Chinese and English. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • New World Park : general view [3]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the Jalan Besar entrance of the New World Park. It was demolished and City Square Residences condominium was built on the site. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Gay World : exterior [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting Gay World, a popular amusement park in Geylang Lorong 2, also originally known as Happy World when it started in 1936. It was renamed Gay World in 1966. It was the last pre-World War II amusement park to shut down in 2000. Title devised...
    Reproduction Available
  • Gay World entrance : close-up

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows a close-up of the entrance gate of Gay World, a popular amusement park in Geylang Lorong 2. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • New World Park : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the grounds of the New World Park located in the Jalan Besar area. There are stalls selling clothes and other goods. It was demolished and City Square Residences condominium was built on the site. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa statues in the 1960s : close-up [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows statues in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out in the Ten Courts...
    Reproduction Available
  • Gay World New Victory building : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting New Victory building in Gay World. There are two pickup lorries in front of the building. Pieces of furniture scattering at some front part of the building too. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • New World Park : general view [5]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the ornate gate at the Jalan Besar entrance of the New World Park. It was demolished and City Square Residences condominium was built on the site. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa in the 1960s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows a pavilion in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out in the 10...
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa statue in the 1960s : close-up [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows a statue in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out in the Ten...
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa in the 1960s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows visitors walking past a display in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out...
    Reproduction Available
  • Gay World entrance : exterior [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting the entrance of Gay World, a popular amusement park in Geylang Lorong 2. The entrance is made up of a large stone gate, with grille doors covering its doorways. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • New World Park : general view [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the grounds of the New World Park located in the Jalan Besar area. There are stalls selling clothes and other goods. It was demolished and City Square Residences condominium was built on the site. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa statues in the 1960s : close-up [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows statues in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out in the Ten Courts...
    Reproduction Available
  • Haw Par Villa statues in the 1960s : close-up [3]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1960 and 1969, shows statues in Haw Par Villa, which is also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. Haw Par Villa is an oriental theme park located off Pasir Panjang Road. It depicts traditional Chinese legends, in particular the punishments meted out in the Ten Courts...
    Reproduction Available