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  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [16]

    Sports and Recreation
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It shows a Chinese gentleman in suit accompanied by three men viewing chessboards on display. He is touching one of the boards and sharing a light moment with his companions. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [15]

    Sports and Recreation
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It shows a Chinese gentleman in suit accompanied by a few men. He is viewing chessboards on display and touching one of the pieces. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 4) [23]

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 4) collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of Queenstown Branch Library on 30 April 1970. The ceremony started at 8.15pm. This shows five young ladies in traditional Chinese costume dancing on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [3]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. The best man can be seen standing some distance away from them. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese bride in traditional costume, 1972

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a Chinese bride dressed in tradition wedding costume sitting on a chair posing for a photo with another lady in Chinatown. 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.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [1]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [4]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown at the Chinese Garden. The bridesmaid can be seen helping the bride to apply lipstick while the bridegroom stands beside the bride holding an umbrella. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lai Wah Restaurant, 1970 : group photograph

    Economy · Arts
    This 1970 photograph shows a group of people posing for a picture at Lai Wah Restaurant. More than 30 people are arranged in rows either seated or standing, for a group photograph beneath the restaurant's signboard ("丽华酒家" or "Lai Wah Restaurant"). Traditional Chinese pentagon-shaped lanterns are hung on both sides...
  • Studio portrait, 1934 : group photograph

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    Posed photo of two Chinese women with four children taken at a studio, complete with props. Such black-and-white, formal studio shots capture the significant milestones of Singaporeans' lives, such as new additions to the family with the arrival of a baby, graduations or weddings. Photograph donated by Teo Gee Lan...
  • Photograph of Tan Yuen Chuen's mother : close-up

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a close-up photograph of Tan Yuen Chuen's mother sporting a combed-back hairstyle that shows the forehead. Hairdos of the period typically featured hair that was teased into a bouffant to give an overall puffed-out appearance. Hair clips were also used to complete the look. Photograph donated by Tan...
  • Lorong Tai Seng, 1956 : general view

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a rural scene at Lorong Tai Seng showing a Chinese boy, catching fish with a net. In the background, there are attap houses nestling among coconut trees. It was once a Chinese kampong near Paya Lebar. Photograph donated by Tan Que Seng and displayed at...
  • Men stacking firewood : general view [2]

    Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of three Chinese men stacking bundles of firewood near a jetty as there are several sails in the background of the picture. The firewood could be transported to be sold. Digitised from an album page containing 5 photographs described collectively as "Cane Basket shops". Part of a compiled...
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese woman street vendor : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of an old Chinese woman street vendor sitting at the side of the road probably in Chinatown. She seems to be a fortune teller. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "Photographs by : R.K. Tyers. Staff Straits Steamship Co., Ltd. Singapore."
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese girl at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a small girl under a parasol in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. She is wearing her ethnic costume, a cheongsam, while walking in the gardens. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese lady eating at a street stall : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady squatting at the side of the road, probably in Chinatown. She seems to be enjoying a meal at a street stall. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese female street vendor, 1950s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    Reproduction Available
  • Men stacking firewood : general view [1]

    Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of three Chinese men stacking bundles of firewood near a jetty as there are several sails in the background of the picture. The firewood could be transported to be sold. Digitised from an album page containing 5 photographs described collectively as "Cane Basket shops"."Photographs by R.K. Tyers. Staff...
    Reproduction Available
  • Men selling firewood : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of two Chinese men selling firewood. The firewood has been stacked and tied in bundles. It is a very important necessity in households as it is needed to do things such as starting a fire, and cooking. Digitised from an album page containing 5 photographs...
    Reproduction Available
  • Very attractive : full-length portrait

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady who seems to have just arrived at a Chinese wedding. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese men rowing a boat in 1905 : action

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1905 photograph has the handwritten words "Chinese in Malay boat. Singapore. 3.03. 1905" on the back. This photograph shows six Chinese men rowing a sampan, a canoe-like coastal craft propelled by oars. It is used for fishing and short range transportation.
  • Chinese lady selling dried prawns : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady squatting, holding a woven basket full of her goods which she wants to sell. It is revealed in the caption that she is selling dried prawns. Digitized from an album page containing 3 photographs described collectively as "Singapore Market Scenes". Part...
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese labourer, circa 1950s

    Economy · Personalities · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese labourer taken when he was onboard a boat. Labourers were typically used for hard manual work and back-breaking tasks such as loading and unloading cargo. It was a common sight in early Singapore to see such labourers carrying gunny sacks filled with...
    Reproduction Available