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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Street vendor in Havelock Road, 1947 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a street vendor, sitting by a pillar outside a coffee shop, in Havelock Road. The Chinese words on the pillar depicts sale of western tea in the coffee shop. Havelock Road was also known as 'Kong Chioh Koi' in Hokkien meaning 'stone-breaking street'. Stone breaking...
  • Chinese cake shop, 1978 : exterior

    Economy · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the front entrance of a shophouse in Chinatown that sells traditional Chinese pastry. Chinese cake houses such as this one typically sell delicacies and traditional favourites such as tau sar piah (bean paste pastries) and lao po bing or 'wife cakes' (winter melon pastries). Photograph...
  • Pagoda Street, 1975 : general view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a shoe retail shop in a bazaar at Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. A group of Caucasian tourists are shopping at this spot, one of them is seated on a stool. Ladies shoes, mostly high heels and pumps, and other varieties are displayed on a wooden...
  • Charcoal shop, 1980s : general view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a charcoal shop at Ord Road. An elderly Chinese man is piling up charcoal sticks onto a basket. On the right is a scooping tray made of tin meant to scoop the charcoal sticks. Photograph donated by Yang Wanna and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Shopping centre, 1960s : interior

    Sports and Recreation · Economy
    This is a photograph of a shopping centre in the 1960s in Singapore. It shows a fruit stall on the right being scrutinised by two ladies while the owner stands near it. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • 'Mama' store and newsstand, late 1970s : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture
    Inside a hawker centre at Trans Street is this traditional 'mama' store and newsstand which sells newspapers, magazines and tidbits. They are typically run by Indians. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_017. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Coffeeshop at Tanjong Pagar Road, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a coffeeshop at the ground floor of a corner building at Tanjong Pagar Road. Besides coffee stalls and mini-restaurants, other retail activities on such ground floor units include tailor shops and Chinese medical halls. A number of the walkway pillars feature Chinese word characters that advertise the...
  • Hock Siong & Company, 1950s : group photograph

    Personalities · Economy
    This is a group photograph of Foochow coffee business associates taken outside Hock Siong & Co., dealers in provision. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Date of creation estimated. 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