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  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [1]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a group photograph of thirteen people at the Ceramic Exhibition taken in 1999. Among them are Prof. Edwin Thumboo and Prof. Lim Pin, standing on the second row. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB.Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [3]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of Prof. Lim Pin having his hand pressed into clay at the Ceramic Exhibition in 1999. Looking on are Prof. Edwin Thumboo and Mr. Iskandar Jalil. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Prof. Edwin Thumboo at the Ceramic Exhibition : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Events · Arts · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a half-length portrait of Prof. Edwin Thumboo making an address to the audience at the Ceramic Exhibition that was held in 1999. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [2]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of Prof. Edwin Thumboo talking to Prof. Lim Pin and Mr. Iskandar Jalil at the Ceramic Exhibition taken in 1999. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • At Merlion Park, early 1970s : full-length portrait

    Politics and Government · Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of a lady standing next to the small Merlion at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier. Situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol, the Merlion cub is 2 m tall and weighs three tonnes. The bigger Merlion weighs 70 tonnes and...
  • The Merlion, 1973 : side view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    Shown in the picture at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier, is the Merlion which weighs 70 tonnes and is 8.6m high. The part-fish, part-lion icon was situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol. Photograph donated by Monita Lee, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_169....
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : close-up [8]

    Events · Economy · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an ice sculpture, featuring the letters OCBC. This was taken during a dinner to celebrate the OCBC Centre inauguration. OCBC stands for Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles : general view

    Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles erected on the Esplanade (now Padang) and unveiled on 16th June 1887. The statue was relocated in front of the Victoria Memorial Hall in 1919. No date of creation provided. Title devised...
  • At Merlion Park, 1970s : two people

    Arts · Politics and Government · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Teng Hwee Tiang's two daughters standing in front of the Merlion cub at Merlion Park, dressed in identical red tops and brown shorts. The Merlion Cub measures two metres high and is located 28 metres behind the Merlion, standing guard at the mouth of the...
  • Ng Eng Teng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Ng Eng Teng, one of the most renowned artists in Singapore. He is remembered for his large-scale sculptures gracing many a public space, and his introspective and whimsical interpretations of humanist themes in the three-dimensional. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1981. Title devised...
  • Woman at Collyer Quay, 1977 : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1977 photograph of Michael Tan's mother, posing for a photograph at Collyer Quay. In the background is the Merlion, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River at Merlion Park. Presently it is located adjacent to One Fullerton. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed...
  • Merlion Park, 1970s : general view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph depicts the Merlion cub, at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier. The smaller part-fish, part-lion icon is 2 m high and weighs three tonnes. In the background is the bigger Merlion which weighs 70 tonnes and is 8.6 m high. They are situated at the mouth of the...
  • Statue of King George V, Bombay (Mumbai) : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the statue of King George V which stood near the Gateway of India. No creation date provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Wee Beng Chong : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Wee Beng Chong, who studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from 1955 to 1958 and furthered his studies at the L’ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France from 1964 to 1969. He was the first recipient of the Cultural Medallion...
  • Anthony Poon : headshot

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of widely cited “second-generation artist”, Anthony Poon Kin Soon. He is probably the most commissioned Singaporean artist of his generation, with innumerable works in both private and public collections. In 1990, he was awarded the Singapore Cultural Medallion. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : close-up [10]

    Events · Economy · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an ice sculpture, featuring the letters OCBC. This was taken during a dinner to celebrate the OCBC Centre inauguration. OCBC stands for Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tay Chee Toh : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Tay Chee Toh, a painter and sculptor whose practice is associated with batik painting, figurative and abstract art. Tay was conferred the Cultural Medallion Award in 1985 for his contribution to the visual arts development in Singapore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion statue, 1958 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Arts
    This photograph shows a lady carrying a child standing in front of a stone lion statue at the Kallang Park. The statue was relocated from Nicoll Highway to Kallang Park in the 1970s and is now at the entrance of the SAFTI Military Institute. Photograph donated by Liew Soi Kin...
  • Stamford Raffles statue at Singapore River, 2003 : close-up

    Arts · Personalities · M. Ashif Padili
    This is a close-up of a statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. It is a polymarble copy of the original statue, set on a high white concrete pedestal with plaques on each side of the pedestal. It is situated near Singapore River, where it is believed to be the site of...
  • Sculpture Square, 2004 : general view

    Arts · Tan, Bonny
    Sculpture Square in Middle Road is a contemporary art space established to advance three-dimensional art practices and productions principally by artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The building was originally the First Methodist Church established in the nineteenth century. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bukit Batok Memorial engraving : close-up

    Arts · M. Ashif Padili
    This close-up of the engraving shows the image of a memorial built during the Japanese occupation in 1942 and which was destroyed in 1945.
  • Stone walls sculpture, National Museum of Singapore : close-up

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up view of the stone walls sculpture, found in the courtyard of the National Museum of Singapore. It depicts the four stone walls sculpture lining up parallel to each other. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Girl on a bicycle, sculpture : general view [1]

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This is a picture of an 1987 sculpture of a girl on a bicycle by sculptor Sydney Harpley. It is one of two sculptures donated by Mr. David Marshall to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, entrance : close-up

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of the entrance to the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, near the left side of Central Fire Station. Title devised by Library staff.