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  • Masjid Jamae, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Masjid Jamae (Jamae Mosque) located at South Bridge Road. This mosque was established in 1826. Located beside the mosque is a shop called Phoenix Quality Shoes. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Ayer Itam temple, Penang : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing a pagoda at the Kek Lok Si Temple (also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss) which is located at Ayer Itam Penang, Malaya. The temple, which is the largest temple in Penang, took 20 years to be completed and the pagoda incorporates a Chinese octagonal...
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  • Sri Mariamman Temple, gopuram, 1890s

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows the gopuram (gate-tower) of the Sri Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road. Rows of shophouses can be seen in the background. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Ayer Itam Temple, Penang : exterior

    Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A [1950s] photograph depicting an unique angle taken from the foot of the Ayer Itam Temple (also known as the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaya. The temple, which is the largest temple in Penang, took 20 years to be completed. Part of a compiled album, with a label...
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  • Jalan Kampong Chantek temple : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a temple near the viaduct on Jalan Kampong Chantek. Governor Guillemard was reported to have commented on the pretty village thus giving it the name, Chantek, which is Malay for pretty. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Jalan Kampong Chantek temple : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a temple near the viaduct on Jalan Kampong Chantek. Governor Guillemard was reported to have commented on the pretty village thus giving it the name, Chantek, which is Malay for pretty. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Masjid Sultan, 1960s : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a picture of the Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) near Arab Street with its dome and towering minaret standing out among the shophouses. The place of worship for Muslims at Muskat Street is named after the first Sultan of Singapore, Sultan Hussein Shah. Donated by S. Zahra Aljunied, and...
  • Bencoolen Street mosque, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the original Bengkali Mosque or Masjid Bencoolen, on Bencoolen Street which was built around 1845, by Syed bin Ali Al-Junied for the Muslims who lived nearby. Loudspeakers, attached to the entrance, served to summon the faithful to prayer. Next to the mosque is the former Asia Radio...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a street scene showing people walking and a trishaw rider carrying a passenger, travelling along Telok Ayer Street. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with its ornamental dragons, symbolising good luck, perched on the elaborately tiled roof. Towering over the shophouses is...
  • Masjid Sultan : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a frontal view of Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, located in Kampong Glam. The mosque with its huge dome is seen between two rows of shophouses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Mount Faber, Thai temple gate, 1972 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows two men standing at a gate to a Thai temple on Mount Faber, which was formerly known as Telok Blangah Hill. Photograph donated by Khoo Twon Yong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 1000 Buddhas Temple on Mount Faber, 1969 : interior

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a picture taken in 1969 of the interior of a Buddhist temple, which was demolished when development was made to the old Alkaff Mansion on Mount Faber. The temple used to be situated on part of a hill named Mount Washington, one of a range of at least...
  • Sri Mariamman Temple, before renovation : exterior

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a black and white photograph of the Sri Mariamman Temple located at 244 South Bridge Road, before it was renovated. First built in 1827, the Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore and was popularly known as Mariamman Kovil or Kling Street Temple. The temple...
  • Church : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows shows an unidentified church building. The church could possibly be St. Matthew’s Church. A Chinese shophouse-type building is on the left, while a bell structure is on the right,...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a street scene showing people walking and cycling along Telok Ayer Street. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with its ornamental dragons, symbolising good luck, perched on the elaborately tiled roof. Towering over the shophouses is the OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of...
  • Chinese temple prayer hall : interior

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph of a Chinese temple, probably the Thian Hock Keng temple, shows the interior prayer hall with three big brass urns, antique lamps and a statue of Buddha. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows the St. Andrew's Cathedral. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • 1000 Buddhas Temple on Mount Faber, 1969 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a picture taken in 1969 of the exterior of a Buddhist temple, which was demolished when development was made to the old Alkaff Mansion on Mount Faber. The temple used to be situated on part of a hill named Mount Washington, one of a range of at least...
  • A stone lion statue outside a Chinese temple : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    A huge stone statue of a lion is pictured here, guarding the entrance to the grounds of a Chinese temple in an unidentified location. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a busy street scene along Telok Ayer Street. Seen here is a man riding his tricycle-cart and a woman pushing her three-wheeled cart along the road. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with one of its ornately carved columns at the entrance...
  • Man posing in front of St. Andrew's Cathedral

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows a Chinese man standing barefoot by the St. Andrew's Cathedral. He is dressed in a long-sleeved jacket with knot buttons and light-coloured trousers. No date of creation provided. Title...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a busy street scene at Telok Ayer Street. People are seen walking on either side, while a trishaw rider wearing a traditional straw pointed hat, passes along the road. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with one of its ornately carved columns at the...
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral, 1960s : night view

    Streets and Places
    Saint Andrew's Cathedral at 11 St Andrew's Road, is an Anglican cathedral. Named after the Patron Saint of Scotland, it is the oldest Anglican House of worship in Singapore. It was designed by Lt-Col. Ronald Macpherson, with detailed work done by John Bennet and construction by Indian convict labourers. Donated...
  • 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...