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  • Students undergoing temperature screening at Punggol View Primary School during COVID-19 Phase 1 of re-opening from 2 to 18 June 2020

    Geography and Travels · Politics and Government · Low, Gladys
    "This photograph shows students queuing up for temperature screening at the entrance to Punggol View Primary School. It was taken on 2 June 2020, the first day of school reopening after circuit breaker."--Contributed by Gladys Low, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows...
  • Malay girl, Singapore

    Geography and Travels
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of four Malay girls and three Malay boys standing on a sampan helmed by a Malay man. The three taller girls are dressed in baju kurong and the boys are also in their traditional attire with songkok. Behind this sampan is another...
  • Taping rubber, Singapore

    Economy · Geography and Travels
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of two Malay boys at a rubber tree. The sap is collected in a small bowl placed at the bark of the rubber tree. In this photograph the sap is being transferred to a metal pail placed at the bottom of the...
  • Children collecting unused pieces of wood at Hiap Chuan Joo sawmill

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Ng, Siew Hock
    Hiap Chuan Joo was one of the largest sawmill factories in Singapore. Located at Balestier it produced wooden crates used for beverages including Coca-Cola and Tiger Beer. Taken in the 1950s this photograph shows children in the neighbourhood collecting unused pieces of wood at the sawmill factory. The collected wood...
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [98]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a storytelling session held in a library. A long-haired lady is seated on a chair in front of a group of children. A Christmas tree is seen in the room. Title devised by Library staff....
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [10]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a public reading area in a library. All the tables are occupied by users. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [87]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a scene in a library. A female library employee is working at a table for table-tennis while a few children are queuing up. Books are seen on the table. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [84]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a scene in the Children's Section in National Library at Stamford Road. Users are at reading tables provided and bookshelves in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [80]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a scene at an Information Desk in a library. A boy waits while a female library employee is writing. The Information Desk is dedicated to helping new users and those with reservations. Title devised by...
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [79]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a scene at a cabinet of library catalogue cards in a library. Four users, two boys and two girls, observe as a female library employee goes through the cards in a drawer. Title devised by...
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [81]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a scene in the Children's Section in a library. Some children are seen at the low bookshelves while three are at a reading table in the foreground. A library desk manned by a female library...
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [97]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows a storytelling session held in a library. A long-haired lady is seated on a chair in front of a group of children. A Christmas tree is seen in the room. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1970s (Album 6) [3]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1970s photographs (Album 6) collection. It shows children at a reading table as well as low bookshelves in the background. This was taken in the Children's Section in a library. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [24]

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a scene in the Children's Section of a library. Three children are at a low table. An older boy is watching a younger one who is reading a picture book. The third child on the right is...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [20]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows two teenage girls sitting on the floor in front of a shelf placed against a wall in a library. Leaning against the side of another shelf they are reading books. More users can be seen in the...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [23]

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a scene in the Children's Section of a library. Four school boys are reading at a low table. Part of a row of bookshelves are seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [40]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a storytelling session in a library. A group of Malay children are attending the session by a female library employee. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [47]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a boy viewing a book display for Children's Day in a library. The theme of the display is "Children everywhere". Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [52]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. Taken in November 1973 it shows a scene in the Children's Section in a library. Children are reading at a long table. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [38]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a corner in a library. Near a staircase on the left is a row of reading tables. Low bookshelves are seen on the right. A girl is walking to the right in the foreground. Title devised by...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [19]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows three teenage girls sitting on the floor between two shelves in a library. They are reading books. A fourth girl browsing books can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [41]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a talk for children in a library. A female library employee is the speaker. The board behind the speaker contains Malay words. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [18]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows two teenage girls viewing new books for young people in a library. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [26]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a scene at the Information table in a library. The female library employee at the table is answering a telephone call. Two ladies standing in front of the table are facing the right toward the background. On...