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  • Chinatown medicine shop

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Chinese Medicine Shop. Chinatown S. 19 Mars 77”. This is a photograph of a row of shophouses in Chinatown, taken on 19 March 1977. Signages for a trading company, a Chinese medicinal hall can be seen, while laundries are hung out to dry on bamboo poles,...
  • Sago Lane shophouse, 1972 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a close-up view of windows on the upper level of a shophouse at Sago Lane. A man can be seen standing by the window with three lanterns hanging above him. Transom windows for light and air ventilation can be seen above the windows. Title devised by...
  • Chinatown shophouses, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of three shophouses in Chinatown, taken in December 1970. The shophouse in the middle bears the sign in Chinese and in English, "裕成有限公司" and “Joo Seng Co. Ltd” on its tiled façade. An elderly man can be seen standing by the window on the second floor...
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1979 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a shophouse in Chinatown. It has the sign “廣益洗衣” hanging on the wall outside of the shop. The owner of the shop most likely provides laundry services. Some vegetable sellers can be seen selling vegetables in front of the shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1972 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a close-up view of a shophouse with a signboard, 廣珍茶莊 (Kwong Chen tea shop), taken in May 1972. The windows have same carving on it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1979 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows an aerial view of Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown with rows of shophouses and street vendors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Food centre on Chin Hin Street, 1970 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Food center on Chin Hin Street. Singapore/05.12.70. New Bridge Road & Hongkong Street”. This 1970 photograph shows part of New Bridge Road and the open-air roadside food ’hawker’ centre on the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. The makeshift food stalls with their canvas canopies, tables and chairs,...
  • Procession at China Street and Cross Street, 1977

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “D. 20 Mars 77. China St/Cross St.” This 1977 photograph shows some celebration going on around China Street and Cross Street. A group of people can be seen moving along in orderly succession. Shophouses can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows rows of shophouses on both sides of Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Street vendors can be seen setting up stores and selling their goods by the side of the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • All sorts of pau

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “All sorts of pau. D. 20 Mars 77 Sago St”. This 1977 photograph shows street vendors at Smith Street, in Chinatown. They are setting up their stores for business. On the left is a stall selling Chinese steamed buns (pao) from metal steamers. Shophouses can be...
  • Food centre on Chin Hin Street, 1970 [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Food centre on Chin Hin Street. Singapore 05 Dec 70.” This 1970 photograph shows an open-air roadside food ’hawker’ centre on the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. The picture depicts the makeshift food stalls, and the people in the street either queuing for food or eating. The round...