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  • Dragon ornaments for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a man with a box of dragon ornaments for Chinese New Year, probably taken in 1976 which was the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pair of wayang figures, 1975

    Arts
    This photograph shows a pair of wayang figurines at the centre of an elaborately decorated stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shop selling Chinese deity figurines along Amoy Street, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Economy · Arts · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows Chinese deity figurines displayed in display cupboards at a shop along the street. Clothes hanging out to dry on bamboo poles in front of the shophouse is visible on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shop selling Chinese deity figurines along Amoy Street, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Economy · Arts
    This photograph shows Chinese deity figurines displayed in a display cupboard at a shop. The shop owner can be seen sitting inside the shop. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hong San See temple, carvings, 2010 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows Chinese ornamental carvings on a podium in Hong San See temple. In the carvings, a boy is holding a red banner which contains the words "天宫赐福". The temple is located at 31 Mohamed Sultan Road. It was originally established at Tras Street in 1829 and was...
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, wall panel : close-up [1]

    Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a granite wall panel, located at the left entrance of Thian Hock Keng Temple located at Telok Ayer Street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hong San See temple, carvings, 2009 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows Chinese ornamental carvings on a podium in Hong San See temple. In the carvings, a boy is holding a red banner which contains the words "招财进宝". The temple is located at 31 Mohamed Sultan Road. It was originally established at Tras Street in 1829 and was...
  • Hong San See temple, carvings, 2010 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows Chinese ornamental carvings on a podium in Hong San See temple. In the carvings, a boy is holding a red banner which contains the words "招财进宝". The temple is located at 31 Mohamed Sultan Road. It was originally established at Tras Street in 1829 and was...
  • Hong San See temple, carvings, 2009 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows Chinese ornamental carvings on a podium in Hong San See temple. In the carvings, a boy is holding a red banner which contains the words "天宫赐福". The temple is located at 31 Mohamed Sultan Road. It was originally established at Tras Street in 1829 and was...
  • Tembeling Road shophouse : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows the exterior of a shophouse which is located at 159 Tembeling Road. There is a banner with Chinese characters and two Chinese lanterns that have been hung above the main entrance of the shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • House of Tan Yeok Nee, decorative ornament : close-up [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a close-up of decorative feature found in a mansion's interior. The mansion is located at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue. It was once home to a wealthy Chaozhou-born businessman Tan Yeok Nee, who built it in 1885. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • House of Tan Yeok Nee, decorative ornament : close-up [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a close-up of the intricately carved ornamentation found at the ceiling of a mansion's interior. The mansion is located at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue. It was once home to a wealthy Chaozhou-born businessman Tan Yeok Nee, who built it in 1885. Title...
    Reproduction Available
  • Tong Watt Road house, opium-bed : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an ornate wooden carved opium-bed, inside a house at no. 1 Tong Watt Road. Located near River Valley Road, Tong Watt Road is named after Tan Tong Watt, the Hokkien landowner who had owned it. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [1]

    Arts · Personalities · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher working on his craft. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders who conducted their businesses along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Decorative temple roof details : close-up [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up on the details of a temple roof, with decorative ridge beams and motifs finished with decorative dragon and peacock moldings. The temple is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. It is located at 13 Keong Saik Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Red lanterns : side view

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Pang, Gerald
    This photograph captures little red lanterns that dot the lane leading to Bugis Street Market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese new year paraphernalia : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an assortment of Chinese New Year paraphernalia, including red packets, Chinese New Year cards as well as a miniature lion's head, probably to represent the lion dance performances common during Chinese New Year. The character for "rat" is on one of the pamphlets on the...
  • Decorative temple roof details : close-up [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up on the details of a temple roof, with decorative ridge beams and motifs finished with decorative dragon and peacock moldings. The temple is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. It is located at 13 Keong Saik Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese New Year card : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of a Chinese New Year greeting card. Such cards are often red in colour, as it is an auspicious colour for the Chinese. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese seal carver : profile

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tan, Bonny
    This is a 2003 photograph showing a Chinese seal carver at work in Chinatown. The auspicious colour of red is very much in evidence. Behind the seal carver can be seen red streamers with Chinese words written in calligraphy. Title devised by Library staff.