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  • Club Street shophouses : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row shophouses on Club Street. It has pilasters that separate the windows. Club Street is named after the Weekly Entertainment Club, founded by Lee Choon Guan in 1891. Club Street is located off Cross Street, in the vicinity of Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinatown medicine shop

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Chinese Medicine Shop. Chinatown S. 19 Mars 77”. This is a photograph of a row of shophouses in Chinatown, taken on 19 March 1977. Signages for a trading company, a Chinese medicinal hall can be seen, while laundries are hung out to dry on bamboo poles,...
  • Chinatown shophouses, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of three shophouses in Chinatown, taken in December 1970. The shophouse in the middle bears the sign in Chinese and in English, "裕成有限公司" and “Joo Seng Co. Ltd” on its tiled façade. An elderly man can be seen standing by the window on the second floor...
  • Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1979 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows an aerial view of Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown with rows of shophouses and street vendors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Street hawker at Chinatown, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a street hawker in Chinatown. The hawker is seen cooking a dish at his food stall, while a person looks on. There are also several other people queuing in front of the stall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Female street hawker at Chinatown, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a female street hawker in the midst of preparing ingredients for her food stall in Chinatown. Vegetables hanging from hooks, a wire egg basket and other food ingredients are some of the items placed in the wooden framed glass shelf that sits on the counter of...
  • Pagoda Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows rows of shophouses on both sides of Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Street vendors can be seen setting up stores and selling their goods by the side of the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • All sorts of pau

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “All sorts of pau. D. 20 Mars 77 Sago St”. This 1977 photograph shows street vendors at Smith Street, in Chinatown. They are setting up their stores for business. On the left is a stall selling Chinese steamed buns (pao) from metal steamers. Shophouses can be...
  • Chinatown, 1986 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Chinatown, with the Hong Lim Complex pictured at the centre. The Complex is surrounded by numerous shophouses in the foreground. Other major landmarks include the Furama City Centre which can be seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Skyline of Singapore's Chinatown : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the city centre set against Singapore's skyline. Pictured are major roads of Chinatown, South Bridge Road and New Bridge Road. Streets like Trengganu Street and Temple Street are lined with shophouses. In the background is the landmark People’s Park Complex and Pearl Bank...
  • Keong Saik Road no. 37 - 43 : exterior [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting the exterior of shophouses no. 37 - 43 at Keong Saik Road. The three-storey shophouses feature windows with lattice-glass panes on the second floor, and windows with timber louvred shutters on the third floor. Keong Saik Road is located in the Kreta Ayer area...
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  • Keong Saik Road, from Teck Lim Road : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting shophouses on Keong Saik Road, from Teck Lim Road. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status on 7 July 1989. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Keong Saik Road, from Neil Road, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Keong Saik Road, from Neil Road, with a view of three-storey shophouses and roadside parking lots. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status on 7 July 1989. Title devised by Library...
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  • Keong Saik Road, towards Neil Road, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting Keong Saik Road, at the corner of Teck Lim Road, towards Neil Road, with a view of shophouses and roadside parking lots. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status...
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  • Keong Saik Road, towards New Bridge Road, 1982 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting three-storey shophouses along Keong Saik Road, from the corner of Jiak Chuan Road, towards New Bridge Road. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a prominent merchant and an educationalist. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation...
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  • Ann Siang Road : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Ann Siang Road, towards a bend leading to Ann Siang Hill. Ann Siang Road is named after Hokkien businessman and landowner Chia Ann Siang. The shophouses in this vicinity are currently under the Chinatown conservation area. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • South Bridge Road, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of South Bridge Road. Though with an inscription "22.North Bridge Road" on the front of the photograph, the view actually depicts the main thoroughfare of Chinatown (on South Bridge Road), crowded with rickshaws in the late 19th century. The...
  • Keong Saik Road, towards New Bridge Road, 1982 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting three-storey shophouses along Keong Saik Road, from the corner of Jiak Chuan Road, towards New Bridge Road. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a prominent merchant and an educationalist. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation...
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  • Keong Saik Road, towards Teck Lim Road, 1982 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting shophouses and roadside parking lots on Keong Saik Road, towards Teck Lim Road on the left. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a prominent merchant and an educationalist. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status...
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  • Street in Chinatown, 1950s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a street in Chinatown where there are two roads of shophouses, one along each side of the road. This is a rustic scene where many children are walking around barefooted and laundry being hung out to dry, showing the everyday life of the people...
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  • Keong Saik Road, from Neil Road, 1982 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Keong Saik Road, from Neil Road, with a view of three-storey shophouses and roadside parking lots. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status on 7 July 1989. Title devised by Library...
    Reproduction Available
  • Keong Saik Road, towards Jiak Chuan Road and Neil Road, 1982 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting Keong Saik Road, towards Jiak Chuan Road and Neil Road, with a view of shophouses and roadside parking lots. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status on 7 July...
    Reproduction Available
  • Keong Saik Road, towards New Bridge Road, 1982 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting three-storey shophouses along Keong Saik Road, from the corner of Jiak Chuan Road, towards New Bridge Road. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a prominent merchant and an educationalist. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation...
    Reproduction Available
  • Keong Saik Road, towards Teck Lim Road, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting shophouses and roadside parking lots on Keong Saik Road, towards Teck Lim Road on the left. Keong Saik Road was named in 1926 after Tan Keong Saik, a prominent merchant and an educationalist. The road, located in the Chinatown area, was given conservation status...
    Reproduction Available