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  • Chinese New Year Chingay procession, 1979

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows performers at a segment of the Chinese New Year's Chingay procession. The performers are wearing traditional Chinese costumes are holding a board with the Chinese words "公正廉明". Some of the performers appear to be dressed as Justice Bao, a symbol of justice and impartiality in ancient...
  • Religious adherents at Siong Lim Temple, 1972

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Deo; 27 Mai 72; Singapore 2516th anniversaire de Buddha.” This 1972 photograph shows a group of religious adherents in Siong Lim Temple celebrating the Buddha’s 2516th birthday. 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.
  • Procession at China Street and Cross Street, 1977

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “D. 20 Mars 77. China St/Cross St.” This 1977 photograph shows some celebration going on around China Street and Cross Street. A group of people can be seen moving along in orderly succession. Shophouses can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lanterns, Kreta Ayer, 1980s : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lots of colourful lanterns on sale during the Mid-Autumn Festival outside a shop in Kreta Ayer. Also framed within the arched doorway is a man carrying a boy who is holding a lantern. Baskets of sundry products are left to dry under the sun in the background....
  • Christmas party : general view [1]

    Events · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a group of men conversing and networking with one another while having drinks. The Singapore Police Force crest is seen near the top of the photograph. A Christmas tree is also prominent on the right side. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lanterns, Kreta Ayer, 1980s : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lots of colourful lanterns on sale during the Mid-Autumn Festival outside a shop in Kreta Ayer. Also framed within the arched doorway is a man carrying a boy, who is reaching out with his hand to touch a lantern. Baskets of sundry products are left to dry...
  • Chinese new year paraphernalia : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an assortment of Chinese New Year paraphernalia, including red packets, Chinese New Year cards as well as a miniature lion's head, probably to represent the lion dance performances common during Chinese New Year. The character for "rat" is on one of the pamphlets on the...
  • Christmas party : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a group of men conversing and networking with one another while having drinks. The Singapore Police Force crest is seen near the top of the photograph. A Christmas tree is also prominent on the right side. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tanjong Katong Complex : night view

    Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows a night view of Tanjong Katong Complex located at 845 Geylang Road. The complex is decorated with lights in conjunction with Hari Raya Puasa. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dunlop Street : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows the entrance to Dunlop Street during Deepavali (the "Festival of Lights"). The street is decorated with streamers strung across pillars located on either side of the street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Geylang Serai bazaar, drinks stall : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows a stall selling drinks, at a bazaar in Geylang Serai, held during the fasting month of Ramadan. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Serangoon Road, Deepavali lights, 2009 : night view [6]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows the lighting display put up on Serangoon Road in celebration of the Hindu festival, Deepavali (the "Festival of Lights"). Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Getai performers at Chai Chee Lane : performing

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows musicians at a getai stage at Chai Chee Lane, organised by Lex Entertainment. The event was held during the Hungry Ghost Festival. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Getai at East Coast Lagoon : performing [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Personalities · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows host Wang Lei (王雷) and veteran performer Qiu Wen (秋文) on stage, during a Hungry Ghost Festival getai performance held at East Coast Lagoon. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Geylang Serai, 2009 Hari Raya decorations : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows the decorations that have been put up at Geylang Serai to celebrate the Muslim festival, Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The decorations follow the concept of batik and kampong roof theme reflecting the Malay community. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Geylang Serai, Hari Raya light-up : night view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows the decorations put up to welcome the Muslim festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or Hari Raya Puasa). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Geylang Serai bazaar, stall : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows a stall selling traditional Malay costumes, as well as curtains, at a bazaar in Geylang Serai. The bazaar is held during the fasting month of Ramadan. Title devised by Library staff.
  • ION Orchard, Christmas decorations : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows the brightly lit façade of ION Orchard, in the run-up to the annual Christmas season. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Geylang Serai bazaar, food stall : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2011 photograph shows a food stall at a bazaar in Geylang Serai, held during the fasting month of Ramadan. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tangs, dressed up for Christmas 2010 : night view

    Sports and Recreation · Events · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows the brightly and colourfully lit façade of Tangs shopping centre located at Orchard Road. The photograph was taken during the period before Christmas 2010. Title devised by Library staff.