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  • Neil Road house, wood sculpture : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows intricate wood carvings depicting a Chinese figurative scene. It is featured on an ancestral shrine (kum), seen in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shopping tycoon Wee Bin) residence. Such shrines usually contains the ancestral tablets of the family. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, altar : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows an altar of a typical Peranakan terrace house in Malacca. An altar is placed against the wall partitioning the front room from the next. Chinese frescoes with the Chinese characters are painted above the doors. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, ancestral altar : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the ancestral altar, on which is placed the ancestral shrine, a censer, and other paraphernalia of ancestor worship. Seen above the altar table is an ancestral portrait. The picture was taken in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil...
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  • Neil Road house, ancestral shrine : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows an ancestral shrine, carved intricately with Chinese figurative scenes. Placed before the shrine is a censer. Both are seen in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence, which has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House Museum. Title...
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  • Chinese altar : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a typical Chinese altar. Blue-and-white altar vessels, such as incense holders and incense burners filled with joss sticks, can be seen. A red embroidered altar cloth is hung above the altar. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Emerald Hill Road house : interior

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, probably taken in 1967 shows the reception hall of a house at Emerald Hill Road, located off Orchard Road. Inside the hall are two altar tables and a painting of what seems to be the household deity. The altar tables are laid out with ritual paraphernalia such as...
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, altar : close-up [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an altar. Gilded auspicious couplets and a plaque inscribed with gold Chinese characters is hung above it. Some red candles and figurines of deities can be seen. This house is the ancestral home to the late Tun Dato Sri Sir Cheng-lock Tan in Malacca. He was...
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  • Neil Road house, ancestral hall : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the ancestral hall of the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road, which houses the ancestral shrine and ancestral portraits. The house has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House Museum. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Heeren Street, no. 111, altar : close-up [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows an altar. Gilded auspicious couplets and a plaque inscribed with some gold Chinese characters, hung above it. Some red candles and figurines of deities can be seen. This house is the ancestral home to the late Tun Dato Sri Sir Cheng-lock Tan in Malacca. He was...
    Reproduction Available
  • Malacca Town shophouse, lantern : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a close-up of a lantern hanging outside the front door of a typical Peranakan terrace house. This lantern is usually hung in pairs and are called Ji Seh Teng (surname lanterns). They bear the surname or family name of the household. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Malacca Town house, 1969 : interior

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows an altar of a typical Peranakan house in Malacca. The altar is placed against an ornate timber screen partitioning the front room from the next. A round marble top dining table and wooden chairs can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, ancestral hall : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the ancestral hall of the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. Seen in the hall are the ancestral altar, shrine, and other ancestor worship paraphernalia. The house has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House...
    Reproduction Available
  • 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...
  • Family members of deceased, 1971

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows the family members of a deceased taking photo before the hearse leave for the cemetery. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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....
  • Malay wedding, Mount Elizabeth, 1970 [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Sin 6.12.70 Malay wedding Mount Elisabeth”. This 1970 photograph shows a Malay wedding where the married couple is having a meal with their guests. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Taoist priest, 1982 : profile

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph show the side view of a Taoist priest. He is most probably performing a religious rites as he can be seen holding a piece of red paper with Chinese character on it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay wedding near Queen’s Hotel, Mount Elizabeth, 1970 [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Proche de Queen’s Hotel. Sin 6-12-70 Mount Elisabeth”. This 1970 photograph shows a Malay wedding where the married couple is seen posing for a photo with some guests. 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.
  • Chinese funeral procession, 1970

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “Singapore 6.12.70. South Bridge/Circular Rd”. This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese funeral procession with a band of musicians. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ancestral shrine in a house at River Valley Road, 1979

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows an ancestral shrine in a house at River Valley Road. The shrine has a tablet with the ancestor's name inscribed on it, as well as photographs. The shrine also has an incense stick holder. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Religious ceremony at Havelock Road, 1982

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “D.8 Août 1982, Havelock.” This 1982 photograph shows three women and two children with traditional Chinese costume performing some rites at Havelock Road. It looks like there is a religious ceremony going on as one of the lady can be seen holding two incense. On lookers...