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  • Tong Watt Road house, opium-bed : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an ornate wooden carved opium-bed, inside a house at no. 1 Tong Watt Road. Located near River Valley Road, Tong Watt Road is named after Tan Tong Watt, the Hokkien landowner who had owned it. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [3]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. The best man can be seen standing some distance away from them. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men eating Teochew porridge, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
  • Indian couple, 1971

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an Indian couple posing for a photo on their wedding day at a temple along South Bridge Road while others look on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese bride in traditional costume, 1972

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a Chinese bride dressed in tradition wedding costume sitting on a chair posing for a photo with another lady in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese boy playing mahjong, 1970 : close-up

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese boy playing mahjong at Hock Lam Street while another boy looks on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [1]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese girl having her meal, 1971

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese girl sitting by a wooden table, with chopsticks in one hand and a bowl in the other, at her mealtime. Several dishes are placed on the wooden table. Cartons of glass-bottled beverages can be seen on the right of the photograph. Title devised by...
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [4]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown at the Chinese Garden. The bridesmaid can be seen helping the bride to apply lipstick while the bridegroom stands beside the bride holding an umbrella. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group of attentive people watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of people sitting by a small drain. They are watching Chinese street opera (wayang). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Children at a Malay wedding, 1972

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of children posing for a photo at a Malay wedding. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bharat Culture, 1999 : performing [2]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of an Indian performer dancing a traditional Indian dance at Bharat Culture in 1999 which has a theme "Sangeet Maya" (The Illusion of Music). She is part of the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB....
  • Indian man balancing a basket on his head : front view

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here standing on a five-foot way along a long corridor is a barefoot Indian peddler clothed in a traditional white dhoti with a long-sleeve jacket, balancing a big round basket on his head. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a group photograph taken within the cathedral. It is most probably of the cathedral choir, after Choirmaster Edwin Brown recruited ladies as choir members. A notice titled "St. Andrew’s Cathedral Clothing Shop" is seen on the notice board in...
  • Malay man chopping wood, with some Malay boys looking on : general view

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph showing a Malay man chopping wood, watched by two boys. In the background, several more men and smoke from a cooking fire in an attap shelter can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Letter writing stall at Kreta Ayer : general view

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an elderly lady seated before a professional letter-writer in Kreta Ayer, dictating to him what she wants to convey in a letter to her relative or friend in China. The letter-writer's stall is a makeshift set-up, with a table and some chairs or stools placed along a...
  • Presentation of paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy" by Prof Wang Ning : two people [2]

    Events · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This photograph shows Associate Professor Ban Kah Choon with a member of the audience during the reception at the presentation of the paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy" by Prof. Wang Ning. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by...
  • Three different types of headgear : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is an interesting photograph showing three males in different types of headgear. The man seated on the grass is a hawker who wears a skull cap. In front of him on his left are his basket of food and a pail. On his right is a smiling Malay boy...
  • Kampong house : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a traditional Malay kampong house on stilts, with a timber frame, attap roof and walls. The house is surrounded by coconut palms and other types of forestation. The people living in the house can be seen at the...
  • Bharat culture, 1998 : performing

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of seven people on stage playing traditional Indian musical instruments. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Malay boy in front of some palm trees : front view

    Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken of a Malay boy clad in a sarong, posing in front of a tall palm tree. In the background, another palm tree together with some other trees, are seen growing on a grassy slope. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A Sikh snake charmer : single

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a Sikh snake charmer, wearing a white turban, with a snake coiled around his neck. Some items are placed before him and there are baskets near him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Nine children squatting on a bridge : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Shown in this photograph are nine naked Malay children squatting on a wooden bridge. Some are hugging themselves probably to keep warm. Behind them is a mountain. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.