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  • Kreta Ayer street scene, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows street vendors selling various products such as laterns and shoes to passer-bys in Kreta Ayer during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The street stalls are flanked by rows of shophouses on the sides. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Kreta Ayer market, 1979 : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bustling scene at the Kreta Ayer market. Vendors mainly selling vegetables are found on both sides of the road. Meanwhile, a trishaw trundles past on the road, perhaps looking for potential customers who are laden with groceries. Title devised by Library staff.
  • B.S. Mohideen and Co. signage : close-up

    Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph depicts the signboard of shophouse no. 26 Chulia Street (B.S. Mohideen and Co). Chulia Street is named after early Indian immigrants, who were known as the Chulias. The road mentioned is near the Boat Quay area. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Beethoven Record House on Orchard Road : general view

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the "Beethoven Record House", a shop located along Orchard Road. Orchard Road supposedly got its name from the orchards and plantations that existed in the area until the turn of the 20th century. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. Across the road are other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items to shoppers walking along the street. On...
  • Butcher shop, 1960s : general view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a butcher shop at Hock Lam Street, in Chinatown. A man in a sarong is standing at the shop, where cuts of meat are displayed on the chopping table and hung from skewers. Photograph donated by Ho Khuan Lin and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [8]

    Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a female model wearing a hat, a casual top with long skirt and platform shoes at a fashion and variety show held at the atrium of People's Park Complex. In the background is an appreciative crowd in the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [2]

    Economy · Personalities
    This is a photograph of a caucasian entertainer amusing shoppers at People's Park Complex. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background and sitting on the steps of the staircase in the atrium of the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008...
  • Neil Road shophouses, 1966 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a street scene in front of a grocery shop at Neil Road. A covered truck carrying some elderly persons passes by old shophouses where laundry is hung on bamboo poles to dry. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_069. Title devised...
  • Elderly man working in hardware shop, 1980s : action

    Economy
    This is a photograph of an elderly Chinese man is working with his tools in a hardware shop at Orchard Road. Next to him is a pile of vehicle exhaust pipes. Photograph donated by Yang Wanna and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_619. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese man talking to some roadside sellers who are hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. The man, a shopper, is seen clutching two birdcages. The Chinese women are wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun. They joined...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [1]

    Economy · Personalities
    This is a photograph of an entertainer holding a life-size puppet, amusing shoppers at People's Park Complex. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background and sitting on the steps of the staircase in the atrium of the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the...
  • Boy standing in front of butcher stall in Hock Lam Street, 1960s : front view

    Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a photograph of a boy standing in front of a butcher shop at Hock Lam Street, in Chinatown. Cuts of meat are displayed on the chopping table and hung down from skewers. Photograph donated by Ho Khuan Lin and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_611. Date of...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Chinese women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. They joined other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items along the street. In the background is a man...
  • A hawker selling drinks : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a hawker wearing a hat and sitting on a basket selling drinks by the roadside. Two other men are seen in the background on his right. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Provision shop at Sago Street : close-up [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a shopkeeper, standing near the entrance of a provision shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. A range of sundry items are sold in small packets, while other goods are placed at the shop front, near the five-foot-way. The ground floor units of shophouses typically...
  • Three different types of headgear : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is an interesting photograph showing three males in different types of headgear. The man seated on the grass is a hawker who wears a skull cap. In front of him on his left are his basket of food and a pail. On his right is a smiling Malay boy...
  • Hawkers at an open market : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows an open market with hawkers selling their goods which are spread on the ground. In the background are baskets, goats and a row of two-storey shop houses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Shophouse at Albert Street, 1950 : general view

    Economy · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of an old car parked near the drain, outside a shophouse at Albert Street. Wooden planks are used to cover some parts of the drain which joined the road to the footpath. There are bananas and other fruits on sale near the entrance of the shop....
  • Vendors by the sea : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows some fish traders sorting out baskets of fishes on the beach. In front of them are some fishing boats. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Pagoda Street, 1975 : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of shoe retail shop in a bazaar at Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Ladies shoes, mostly high heals and pumps, of different varieties are displayed, hung from metal poles. A Caucasian tourist is sitting on a stool, trying on a pair of shoes. Photograph donated by Lau...
  • Peter Shoe Company, 1960s : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Heritage and Culture
    A Chinese man is seen posing with three children in a shoe shop. They are seated on wooden stools at Peter Shoe Company at 71 Middle Road. Seen in the background are pairs of men's shoes which are placed neatly in a display cabinet. Photograph donated by Liew Moy Yin,...
  • Vegetable seller at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a vegetable seller squatting by the roadside, in front of a row of shophouses. The vegetables are laid out for sale on several bamboo trays and baskets. A carrying pole used for transporting the vegetables is placed against...
  • A Chinese peddler : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Chinese male peddler at his makeshift stall built with wooden planks and poles. It has a sloping zinc roof and is sited at the roadside. Tea cups are laid out on a table top. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.