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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.
  • Wooden shutters of a shoe shop, 1960s : two people

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    A young girl is seen carrying her little brother outside her father's shoe shop at 71 Middle Road. The siblings are standing along the five-foot-way, near the wooden shutters of the shop. The shop owner had to slot in the wooden planks one piece at a time at the end...
  • Family portrait of Mdm Teng Hwee Tiang, 1947 : group photograph

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a portrait of Teng Hwee Tiang's family. Standing with them on the extreme left is an Indian man, the family's God uncle. The men are dressed in long sleeved shirts and dress pants, while the two ladies wear samfoos. This photograph was taken in a studio. Photograph donated...
  • Sister and brother in Jurong East, 1967 : front view

    Arts · Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of donor Michael's mother and uncle, posing for a photograph, outside a parked car along a road, in Jurong East. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_682. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Volunteers outside Delta Community Centre in 1973 : group photograph

    Community and Social Services · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a group photograph of volunteers taken outside the Delta Community Centre. Some of them are wearing uniform T-shirts. The front row of volunteers are displaying their certificates. Photograph donated by Tay Phuay Hwee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hakka cemetery at Holland Road, 1956 or 1957 : group photograph

    Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    An elderly man is shown posing with two boys at a Hakka cemetery at Holland Road. There are trees and vegetation in the background. Photograph donated by Chan Ser Poon, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_144. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Childhood photo taken at Ming Ngai Studio, 1947 : full-length potrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of donor Tang Kian Cheong as a little boy, taken at Ming Ngai Studio, located at no. 189, Jalan Besar. He is wearing large spectacles and standing next to a pot of flowers with the figurine of a medium-sized dog in the foreground. Such photographic studios...
  • Siblings, 1979 : two people

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a brother and sister sitting on plastic stools at home in an HDB flat. Beside them is an old square base cradle telephone. Floor tiles, popular with home owners in the 1970s, typically featured a simple repeated motif. Photograph donated by Rachel Tan Swee Koon...
  • All dolled-up, 1950s : two people

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of young ladies dressed for a wedding, standing outside a shophouse in Eu Tong Sen Street. They are looking graceful and pretty in cap-sleeved dresses, and ribbons in their hair. Photograph donated by Cheong Hang Foon and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Date of creation...
  • Young girl posing at Cheang Wan Seng Place, 1980 : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Transportation · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a little girl posing next to a motorcycle outside a house at Cheang Wan Seng Place. Donated by Mary Lim, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_039. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Well in Kampong Jalan Ulu Sembawang, 1987 : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a water well that is operated with the use of taps and hoses. This photograph depicts rural living in Kampong Jalan Ulu Sembawang where people draw their water supplies from a common source. In the days when there was no running water, families depended on...
  • Nuns praying in temple, 1975 : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of nuns chanting prayers in the prayer hall of a temple in Tanjong Pagar. While some are seen reciting from memory, others have to refer to the prayer book. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_400. Title devised by...
  • Childhood photo taken at Ming Ngai Studio, before 1947 : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of donor Tang Kian Cheong when he was a few months old, taken at Ming Ngai Studio, located at no. 189, Jalan Besar. He is seen sitting in a toy car with both hands on the steering wheel. Such photographic studios offering portrait-taking services for individual...