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  • Straits Trading Co. Ltd ingot

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a tin ingot produced by the Straits Trading Co. Ltd. The ingot is branded with the name “The Straits Trading Co. Ltd.” on one end, while the mark “Product of Malaysia” is seen on the other end of the ingot. 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...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [8]

    Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a female model wearing a hat, a casual top with long skirt and platform shoes at a fashion and variety show held at the atrium of People's Park Complex. In the background is an appreciative crowd in the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [2]

    Economy · Personalities
    This is a photograph of a caucasian entertainer amusing shoppers at People's Park Complex. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background and sitting on the steps of the staircase in the atrium of the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [5]

    Personalities · Economy
    This is a photograph of shoppers at People's Park Complex watching a male performer. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background and sitting on the steps of the staircase in the atrium of the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008....
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [1]

    Economy · Personalities
    This is a photograph of an entertainer holding a life-size puppet, amusing shoppers at People's Park Complex. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background and sitting on the steps of the staircase in the atrium of the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [3]

    Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a female model at a fashion and variety show held at the atrium of People's Park Complex. In the background is an appreciative crowd at the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_427. Title devised by...
  • Street vendor in Havelock Road, 1947 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a street vendor, sitting by a pillar outside a coffee shop, in Havelock Road. The Chinese words on the pillar depicts sale of western tea in the coffee shop. Havelock Road was also known as 'Kong Chioh Koi' in Hokkien meaning 'stone-breaking street'. Stone breaking...
  • Man at Lai Wah Restaurant counter, 1969

    Economy
    This 1969 photograph shows a man seated behind a counter at the Lai Wah Restaurant. The man looks forward, with his hands placed on an open book on the counter. The restaurant's signboard ("丽华酒家" or "Lai Wah Restaurant") is seen prominently on the wall behind the counter. A selection of...
  • Five-foot way, 1978 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of the five-foot way of a shophouse in Chinatown in front of a shop that sells traditional Chinese pastry. People are seen stopping to browse around at a shop next door. Photograph donated by Leong Keng Wai and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_473. Title...
  • Chinese cake shop, 1978 : exterior

    Economy · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the front entrance of a shophouse in Chinatown that sells traditional Chinese pastry. Chinese cake houses such as this one typically sell delicacies and traditional favourites such as tau sar piah (bean paste pastries) and lao po bing or 'wife cakes' (winter melon pastries). Photograph...
  • Pasir Panjang Power Station, 1960s : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This 1960s photograph shows a general view of the Pasir Panjang Power Station. Flats next to the power station, in the foreground of the image, are quarters for employees of the power station. Cylindrical storage tanks on Pulau Bukom can be seen in the background. Photograph donated by Chua Ai...
  • Fruits stall in Chinatown, 1974 : top view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of customers crowding around a fruits stall at Chinatown. Most fruits are sold in kilos at fruits stalls. A weighing scale is used to determine the quantity and price. Photograph is donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_401. Title devised...
  • 'Mama' store and newsstand, late 1970s : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture
    Inside a hawker centre at Trans Street is this traditional 'mama' store and newsstand which sells newspapers, magazines and tidbits. They are typically run by Indians. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_017. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [6]

    Personalities · Economy
    This is a photograph of a live band performing at People's Park Complex. An appreciative crowd is seen in the background at the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_426. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Coffeeshop at Tanjong Pagar Road, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a coffeeshop at the ground floor of a corner building at Tanjong Pagar Road. Besides coffee stalls and mini-restaurants, other retail activities on such ground floor units include tailor shops and Chinese medical halls. A number of the walkway pillars feature Chinese word characters that advertise the...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [4]

    Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a female model at a fashion and variety show held at the atrium of People's Park Complex. In the background is an appreciative crowd at the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_428. Title devised by...
  • Ocean Building, from Clifford Pier, 1950 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing the demolished second Ocean Building (completed 1923), in Collyer Quay and surrounding buildings taken from Clifford Pier. Several boats can be seen in the water. There have been four Ocean Buildings constructed in 1866, 1923, 1974 and 2010. It is now called the Ocean Financial Centre...
    Reproduction Available
  • Planting the shoots : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of two Malay women planting the paddy shoots at the field (or sawah in Malay). It seems like many are helping out to get the job done faster. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled...
    Reproduction Available
  • Changi River : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf, located in the Pasir Ris area, with piles of charcoal waiting to be loaded. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Changi River : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Old Malay lady in a padi field : two people

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of an old Malay lady with paddy shoots in her hands, helping her family with rice planting at the paddy field. Another female worker is partially seen in the picture. Both are dressed in traditional Malay attire, standing in the paddy field with skirts rolled...
    Reproduction Available
  • Changi River : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts many small boats docking in Changi River from the bridge at Telok Paku Road. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available