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  • Thiam Siew Avenue, 1968 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Thiam Siew Avenue. A push cart can be been set up outside one of the private residences. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Amber Road, 1967 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a tree-lined Amber Road with some houses by the side of the road. A push cart can be been set up outside one of the house. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Amber Road sea view, fishing, 1968 : general view

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the sea view from Amber Road. A boat and some people fishing in the shallow part of the sea are featured here. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Reptile seller in Chinatown, 1980

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows a man in a white singlet tying a monitor lizard that has its underside slit open on a newspaper. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Coffin making shop, 1973 [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1973 photograph depicts the shop “Ang Chin Seng”, which makes and sells coffins. The shop is located either at Carpenter Street or South Canal Road. A man can be seen at the entrance of the shop, standing near a log that has been cut. Location as identified in photographer's...
  • Orchard Road car park food centre, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a food centre at an open-air carpark next to Specialist's Shopping Centre in Orchard Road, popularly known as Glutton's Square. The picture depicts the rows of makeshift food stalls selling a variety of Chinese, Indian and Malay food. People in the carpark are either queuing for...
  • Fried oyster omelette stall, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “S’pore, 24 Sept 70: fried oysters omlet.” This 1970 photograph shows a roadside fried oyster omelette stall in Chinatown. Spring onions, eggs, condiments and chopsticks are some of the ingredients and items at the stall. The food vendor is seen standing behind the counter, frying oyster...
  • Coffin making shop, 1973 [2]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1973 photograph depicts a shop that makes and sells coffins. The shop is located either at Carpenter Street or South Canal Road. A elderly man is seen at the entrance of the shop, holding an axe to a log that has been cut, while another looks on. The log...
  • Letter writer at Johore Road, 1990

    Economy · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1990 photograph shows a letter writer sitting in front of a shop at Johore Road waiting for his customers. The poster behind him indicates his specialties and operating hours. Letter writer is a person who writes letters for the semi-literate and the illiterate for a fee. Title devised by...
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1979 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a shophouse in Chinatown. It has the sign “廣益洗衣” hanging on the wall outside of the shop. The owner of the shop most likely provides laundry services. Some vegetable sellers can be seen selling vegetables in front of the shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Chinese food stall at car park food centre, 1971

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Singapur/car park. 14 Août 71.” This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese food stall at a car park food centre which sells a variety of food items. A man can be seen choosing his food and a woman waiting for her food. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roadside barber, 1979

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a roadside barber, most likely in an alley. A barber can be seen cutting hair for his customer who is sitting on a barber chair. Some objects can be seen hanging on the wall which includes a mirror and a small cupboard. Some wooden chairs can...
  • Wooden barrel shop at Victoria Street, 1990

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1990 photograph shows a shop at Victoria Street that makes and sells wooden barrels and buckets. The buckets and barrels are stacked on shelves and on the floor of the shop. Some of the buckets are even hung on the shop wall for display. In the foreground, an elderly...
  • Letter writer along a five-foot-way, 1971

    Economy · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a letter writer sitting along a five-foot-way. Letter writer is a person who writes letters for the semi-literate and the illiterate for a fee. He is most probably waiting for his customers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Mutton soup stall

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “New Bridge Rd.? Singapore Muton Sop Hokkien. 5 Dec 70.” This 1970 photograph shows a roadside mutton soup stall. An unlit kerosene lamp and a hand-drawn signage in Chinese hangs from the stall. The food vendor is standing behind the counter, with his ladle in the...
  • Family of six at car park food centre, 1971

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “Singapur / Car Park 14 Août 71.“ This 1971 photograph shows a family of six having a meal at a car park food centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fisherman's house at Tuas jetty, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a remote fishing village in Tuas jetty. In the background is a fisherman's house. It was usual to find wooden stilt houses in kampongs built near the sea. In most rural areas, fire-prone houses were made from basic wooden planks, and attap or zinc roofs....
  • 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.
  • Shop selling clothes, early 1960s : interior

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a man wearing a hat in a small clothing store. Among the garments hung up for sale are shirts and dark-coloured pants. Donated by Neo Siok Leng, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_453. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Indian stall selling mutton soup, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a 1960s photograph of an Indian man selling mutton soup. The stall has a signboard that reads: 'A. Samad'. Numerous food stalls such as this were set up by the island's myriad hawkers in front of shophouses and along five-foot ways, offering a variety of succulent dishes. Photograph...
  • Chinese calligraphers at work, 1960s : general view

    Personalities · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two Chinese calligraphers at work along a five-foot-way during the 1960s in Singapore. They are surrounded by their work which are hung on the walls. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fisherman : action

    Economy · Personalities · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a tanned, wiry fisherman casting his fishing net into the sea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Family portrait at Lim Chu Kang pig farm, 1978 : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Economy
    This is a 1978 photograph of a woman and four grinning children posing at the Lim Chu Kang Pig Farm. The rearing of pigs has been phased out and in its place is the Hay Dairies, a goat farm which sells pasteurised and homogenised goats' milk. Photograph donated by Tan...