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  • Ang Ann Hock and Goh Eng Neo's wedding photograph, Singapore, 3rd May 1941

    Heritage and Culture
    Wedding photograph of bridegroom Ang Ann Hock, in western suit and tie and seated next to bride, Goh Eng Neo, in wedding dress, and holding a bouquet of flowers. Family members are also in the photograph, and the older ladies are dressed in Peranakan costumes and wearing beaded shoes, while...
  • Offerings for the afterlife at Hokkien Street, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows rites and rituals on Hokkien Street. Food offerings including fish, poultry, pork and fruits, as well as Chinese traditional foods like ang ku kweh are placed on the ground, as part of the prayers for the afterlife. An incense burner, incense sticks and joss paper can...
  • Mourners at Chinese funeral at Sago Lane, 1981

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows family mourners kneeling on mats at a Chinese funeral wake, at Sago Lane. Family members of the deceased are garbed in mourning clothes. Some of them wear straw overcoats and hats, while others wear white garments. The different grades of mourning garments correspond with the levels...
  • Taoist priests at a Chinese funeral wake at Sago Lane, 1981

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows some Taoist priests at a Chinese funeral wake at Sago Lane. The priests wearing long, brightly coloured robes with Taoist symbols, like the yin-yang symbols are seen in the middle of the picture. Family members of the deceased kneeling on the ground are only partially visible....
  • Chinese prayer altar in Joo Chiat Lane, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a Chinese prayer altar in Joo Chiat Lane. The altar has items such as statues of god and goddess, joss stick containers and burning oil. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Chinatown, 1971

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows food and wine offered most likely during the Hungry Ghost Festival to the afterlife in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Joo Chiat Lane, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Joo Chiat Lane. A group of people dressed in tradition Chinese clothing can be seen walking out from what looks like a temporary prayer altar. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Onan Road, 1991

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a row of chairs and tables with food offered to the afterlife during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Onan Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese funeral procession at Hock Lam Street, 1970 [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows part of a Chinese funeral procession at the now-expunged Hock Lam Street, opposite the Central Fire Station at Hill Street. An elaborately-designed Chinese traditional hearse or sedan, a white lantern and other funerary items can be seen in the foreground. Shophouses lining both sides of the...
  • A wake (ceremony) at Boon Tat Street, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “S. 19 Mars 77 Boon Tat St”. This 1977 photograph shows a wake (ceremony) at Boon Tat Street. People can be seen sitting outside one of the shophouses. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceremonial object, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Vers Sungai Road 05 Sept 82.” A slaughtered pig can be seen with an orange that has some joss sticks on it in its mouth in this 1982 photograph. Its head can be seen lying on a block of ice. The pig most likely is an...
  • Chinese funeral procession at Hock Lam Street, 1970 [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese funeral procession at the now-expunged Hock Lam Street. Member of the funeral band are holding onto their musical instruments, waiting for the procession to begin. Flower wreaths, sedan carriers and a red sedan are also seen in the picture. Shophouses on both sides of...
  • Funeral procession, 1983 : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This 1983 photograph depicts part of a Chinese funeral procession taking place along South Bridge Road. The members of the band are dressed in long white robes over their clothes, carrying Chinese musical instruments like flutes. A hearse elaborately decorated with flags and banners following the musicians is seen on...
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  • Funeral procession band : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This photograph depicts a Chinese funeral procession taking place along South Bridge Road. A band is walking in front of the hearse and playing funeral songs. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Funeral procession, 1983 : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph depicts part of a Chinese funeral procession taking place along South Bridge Road. The hearse is elaborately decorated with embroidered flags and banners, and bears the name of the undertaker (Ang Chin Huat Undertaker). A framed picture of the deceased is placed atop the hearse in between...
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  • Funeral procession, 1983 : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph depicts part of a Chinese funeral procession taking place along South Bridge Road. Two costumed performers wearing big-headed masks are leading the procession. A hearse elaborately decorated with flags and banners following the performers is seen on the left of the picture. A band of musicians dressed...
    Reproduction Available
  • Hungry Ghost Festival, annual auction : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows an annual auction at a Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival's banquet. Getai shows usually comprise of auctions where items such as Buddha statues, bottles of premium alcohol or symbolic and auspicious sculptures are auctioned off. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival, Taoist altar : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows Taoist altar that is set up for Hungry Ghost Festival held during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The altar contains incense, images of Taoist Gods and prayer lamps. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese Ghost Festival, puppet stage : aerial view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a puppet stage setup for the Chinese seventh month (Chinese Ghost Festival) celebration. This photograph was taken on the first day of the festival, at Sims Place. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese Ghost Festival, puppet stage : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a puppet stage setup for the Chinese seventh month (Chinese Ghost Festival) celebration. This photograph was taken on the first day of the festival, at Sims Place. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese Ghost Festival, offering : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows an offering of fruits and incense on the first day of the Chinese Ghost Festival. The festival is celebrated on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month (following the Chinese calendar). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival, Taoist ritual : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a Taoist ritual performed in front of an altar, set up for the Hungry Ghost Festival. The altar contains incense, images of Taoist Gods and prayer lamps. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival, Taoist ritual : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a Taoist ritual performed in front of an altar, set up for the Hungry Ghost Festival. The altar contains incense, images of Taoist Gods and prayer lamps. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival, Taoist altar : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows Taoist altar that is set up for Hungry Ghost Festival held during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The altar contains incense, images of Taoist Gods and prayer lamps. Title devised by Library staff.