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  • Orchard Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a stretch of Orchard Road. On the left is the 33-storey Tang Plaza (with green-tiled roofs), a building comprising Tangs (department store) and Dynasty Hotel. The high-rise building on the right is Wisma Atria, a shopping mall. A rainbow-colour arch stretches across the road, bearing the F&N...
  • Woman and child at playground, Circuit Road

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman and a little boy at a playground located in a Housing and Development Board (HDB) housing estate on Circuit Road. The woman is sitting on the edge of a merry-go-round, while the boy is standing on it in the centre. In the background is...
  • Rochor Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Rochor Road, located in the Bugis area. The tall building in the foreground is 7th Storey Hotel, located at 229 Rochor Road. The hotel is flanked by two-storey shophouses on either side. The tall building in the far distance is the OG Albert Complex. The photograph was...
  • Gateway of New World, 1987 [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the arched gateway at the entrance of New World (新世界), an amusement park located along Jalan Besar. The gateway is flanked by shophouses on both sides. The amusement park closed down in 1987. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • 189 Syed Alwi Road, 1980s [1]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a two-storey shophouse at 189 Syed Alwi Road, a building with intricate façade ornamentation. The first storey houses a shop, Key Machinery (S) Pte Ltd. Adjacent to the shophouse is another shophouse (190 Syed Alwi Road), which has a much plainer façade. The photograph was taken in...
  • Boy in a kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang, 1980s

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese boy and a brown dog, standing under a tree. They are in a kampung at Jalan Ulu Sembawang. The boy is dressed simply in a light blue T-shirt, dark blue shorts, and a pair of slippers. The photograph was taken in the 1980s. Date of...
  • Shops along Arab Street near Beach Road, 1988

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of two-storey shophouses located on Arab Street, near Beach Road. Occupying the ground floor are Habib Handicrafts (unit 20) and Rahmath Trading Corporation (units 22, 24, 26). Both shops sell woven goods, such as baskets and hats. The photograph was taken in 1988. Date of...
  • Chinese man at Springtime Boating Lake

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese man posing for a photograph in front of a shed located at Springtime Boating Lake, Jurong. The shed has a sign with the name of the lake displayed in English, Chinese (春天划船湖), Malay (Tasek Bēkolek Musim Bunga) and Tamil. No creation date provided. Title devised...
  • Chinese man at Jurong Lake jetty

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese man posing for a photograph at Jurong Lake, a freshwater lake located in the western region of Singapore. He is standing on a wooden jetty. Next to him a little girl squats on the edge of the jetty, looking out to the lake. In the...
  • Rochor Road shophouses, 1988

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of three-storey shophouses located on Rochor Road. The ground floor units are mostly used as offices by service providers or business enterprises, such as Chan's Clinic and Poh Bian Hin (Private) Ltd (傅联兴(私人)有限公司) as seen here. The photograph was taken in 1988. Date of creation...
  • Sungei Road Thieves' Market

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows an open-air flea market located at Sungei Road. On both sides of the road, peddlers set up makeshift stalls or simply display their wares on a ground sheet, leaving a narrow path in the middle for the shoppers to walk on. Known as Thieves' Market, this flea...
  • Jalan Besar, 1987 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Jalan Besar, a street lined with two- and three-storey shophouses. Housed in the three-storey shophouses are Lai Wah Restaurant (丽华酒家), a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine, and Kam Leng Hotel (金陵大旅店). Various establishments occupy the adjacent two-storey shophouses, such as a Chinese clan association. The photograph was taken...
  • Shophouses on Balestier Road

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a row of two-storey shophouses located on Balestier Road. The ground floor units are occupied by shops and offices, such as Bata and Chin Yuan Hardware Co. (锦源五金). No creation date provided. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Gateway of New World, 1987 [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the arched gateway at the entrance of New World (新世界), an amusement park located along Jalan Besar. The gateway is flanked by shophouses on both sides. The amusement park closed down in 1987. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Jalan Besar, 1993

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Jalan Besar, a street lined with shophouses. Seen here is a row of two-storey shophouses, with cars and small trucks parked on the pedestrian walkway in front of the buildings. The photograph was taken in 1993. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Gothic gate on Percival Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a white Gothic gate located on Percival Road. The gate is a remnant of Singapore's first Christian cemetery that was located at Fort Canning Park. The inscription on the gate is a cross with the Christogram "IHS" beneath it, representing the first three letters of the Greek...
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, 1980s

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (观音堂佛祖庙), located at 178 Waterloo Street. Seen here is the entrance, which comprises a large central gateway flanked by two smaller gates on either side. Throngs of devotees can be seen entering the temple. There are some street vendors along the...
  • Marina Bay : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Marina Bay, located in the central area of Singapore. There are many boats in the bay, while a port and container ships can be seen partially in the background. Seen on the right are prominent landmarks such as Clifford Pier, One Fullerton and...
  • National Museum of Singapore, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the exterior façade of the National Museum of Singapore, located at 93 Stamford Road. Banners and vertical flags decorate the neo-Palladian building for its centennial jubilee. The photograph was taken in 1987. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 189 Syed Alwi Road, 1980s [2]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a two-storey shophouse at 189 Syed Alwi Road, a building with intricate façade ornamentation. The first storey houses a shop, Key Machinery (S) Pte Ltd. Adjacent to the shophouse is another shophouse (190 Syed Alwi Road), which has a much plainer façade. The photograph was taken in...
  • Junction of Armenian Street and Stamford Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows the junction of Armenian Street and Stamford Road. On the right is the red-and-white Edwardian-architecture style MPH Building, built in 1908. The three high-rise buildings (from left, Westin Plaza, Raffles City Tower and Westin Stamford) and a podium (Raffles City Shopping Centre) form the Raffles City complex....
  • Rochor Road, 1988

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows Rochor Road, located in the Bugis area. The tall building in the centre is the 7th Storey Hotel, located at 229 Rochor Road. The hotel is flanked by two-storey shophouses on either side. The tall building on the right is Shaw Tower. The photograph was taken in...
  • Jalan Besar, 1987 [2]

    Streets and Places · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a stretch of Jalan Besar, a street lined with two- and three-storey shophouses on both sides. Various establishments occupy the ground floor units, such as dental clinic and electrical goods store. In the background are two Housing and Development Board (HDB) apartment blocks. The photograph was taken...
  • Chinese woman and boy at Queen Elizabeth Walk, 1987

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman and boy posing for a photograph at Queen Elizabeth Walk, a promenade. In the background is the statue of Merlion, which stands at the mouth of Singapore River. A partial view of Fullerton Building and Anderson Bridge can be seen on the upper right...