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  • Palembang Road, abandoned house : general view [5]

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an abandoned house, on Palembang Road. Pictured are a group of children playing in the vicinity. Palembang Road, named after an Indonesian town, was located close to the Rochor River on the Crawford Street side. Palembang Road is no longer listed in the street directory and...
    Reproduction Available
  • Boy on the bearch : single

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a boy on the beach along Amber Road. This boy is bending over and picking up something along the coast. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese street opera at Sungei market, 1970

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese street opera (wayang) at Sungei market. Performers can be seen singing on stage and children standing in front of the stage. Others can be seen watching under the shade away from the stage because of the hot sun. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Children watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows members of the audience seated on benches under the sun, watching Chinese street opera (also known as "wayang" in Singapore). Several people were carrying umbrellas, while watching the show. In the middle of the picture are seven girls seated in a row on a bench. One...
  • Two people by the window

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “L 17 Nov 80 near Banda St.” This 1980 photograph shows an elderly woman and a boy standing by the window on the upper floor of a Chinatown shophouse. Laundry can be seen hanging on bamboo poles to dry. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese boy playing mahjong, 1970 : close-up

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese boy playing mahjong at Hock Lam Street while another boy looks on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Five people by the window

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph is a close-up view of people standing by a window. Four young children (one of whom is only partially visible) and an adult are looking out of a window on the upper floor of a shophouse. Two of the young children are seated by the window with...
  • Attentive four

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of four, 1 adult and three children watching attentively at most likely a Chinese street opera. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Backstage of Chinese street opera [4]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the backstage of a Chinese street opera (wayang). A performer can be seen posing with two children. Title devised by Library staff.
  • An elderly woman and six children at a street wayang, 1971

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an elderly woman and six children watching a Chinese street opera (street wayang) at an open space. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Backstage of Chinese street opera [2]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the backstage of a Chinese street opera (wayang). An opera performer can be seen sitting next to a child who is drinking milk. Title devised by Library staff.
  • House no. 47 at Lorong Malai, 1982 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Geography and Travels · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the exterior view of no. 47, Lorong Malai, a wooden residential house. Two children and a dog can be seen in front of the house and another child inside the house. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Yangqin player of Chinese street opera [2]

    Personalities · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a man playing his yangqin backstage during a Chinese opera performance while three children look on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese girl having her meal, 1971

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese girl sitting by a wooden table, with chopsticks in one hand and a bowl in the other, at her mealtime. Several dishes are placed on the wooden table. Cartons of glass-bottled beverages can be seen on the right of the photograph. Title devised by...
  • Group of attentive people watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of people sitting by a small drain. They are watching Chinese street opera (wayang). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group of people watching street opera at Sungei market

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a group of people watching street opera in a hot day at Sungei market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two children, 1982 : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the half-length portrait of two children. They are most probably involved in some religious ceremony as the person behind them can be seen holding joss sticks. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Children watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of children watching Chinese street opera under the hot sun. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Children at a Malay wedding, 1972

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of children posing for a photo at a Malay wedding. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wolf Cubs and Girl Guides, 1937

    Organisations · Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It is taken at the Boy Scout Association headquarters at No. 124 Buffalo Road. The picture shows a group of wolf cubs from 5th Pack (a Malay pack from Outram School) around Akela (cubmaster), Mrs A. J. Braga at an event...
  • Fishing by the pond : two people

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two children fishing by a pond, with rows of coconut trees forming the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several young Chinese schoolboys sitting on low stools eating food sold by a street hawker. They are dressed in school uniform, of white tunic and trousers with straw boater hat. Customers patronising another street hawker are also seen...
  • Scouts, 1930s : group photograph

    Organisations · Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is an undated photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the 5th Scout Troop, Victoria Bridge School in front of an attap hut constructed on the school playing field. The Scouter in the centre (seated) is Edward Payne (EMF Payne) who came to Singapore from Mauritius in 1935....
  • Contingent of children with a British flag at a parade for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales’ visit : general view

    Events · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It shows a group of schoolboys with banners, with their group leader holding a British flag in front during the parade on 31 March 1922 at ‘Children’s Corner’. This event was part of the programme for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales’...