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  • Children watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows members of the audience seated on benches under the sun, watching Chinese street opera (also known as "wayang" in Singapore). Several people were carrying umbrellas, while watching the show. In the middle of the picture are seven girls seated in a row on a bench. One...
  • Lian Huay Temple, 1979 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows the exterior view of Lian Huay Temple, located most likely at one of the two-storey shophouses at Amoy Street. Two women and two girls can be seen sitting in front of the temple. 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 girl at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a small girl under a parasol in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. She is wearing her ethnic costume, a cheongsam, while walking in the gardens. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
    Reproduction Available
  • Fun in the river : two children

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph of a young boy and girl playing in a river, possibly the Singapore River, with several sampans around them. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
    Reproduction Available
  • Two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market, 1960s [1]

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market. One of the girls is wearing a dress while the other is wearing a baju kurung. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market, 1960s [2]

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two Malay girls at Lim Tua Tow Road market. One of the girls is wearing a dress while the other is wearing a baju kurung. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [43]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows an Indian girl in a red-and-white dress on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [33]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in Chinese costume telling her story. The panel of three judges is seen on the right. Title...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [41]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl with a crown and a cape on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [37]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in a Chinese costume telling her story. Part of the audience can be seen in the foreground....
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [42]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl dressed like the Little Red Riding Hood on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [34]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a girl in Chinese costume telling her story. Part of the audience can be seen in the foreground. Title...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [3]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a Chinese librarian seated on a chair in front of a low bookshelf of Asian titles in the library. She is showing a book to a girl with two plaits. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 3) [44]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 3) collection. It shows six girls at a table in the library. They are browsing the children's books placed on the table. A bookshelf is seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 3) [106]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 3) collection. It was taken during a New Year/Christmas exhibition in a library. This photograph shows a girl browsing a book in front of a board of books on display. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 5) [31]

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 5) collection. It shows a bus used by the National Library as its mobile library parked outside Tanjong Pagar Community Centre. The words "Raffles National Library - UNESCO mobile children's library" are seen on the bus. Two girls are walking towards...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 5) [81]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 5) collection. It shows a schoolgirl reading to a toddler at a table in a library. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Relaunch of Sub's Square : Elderly man and girl

    Events · Substation (Organization)
    This photograph shows a girl and an elderly man, during the relaunch of Sub's Square in 1995 at the Substation. The girl is wearing a blue t-shirt with her hair tied up, and the man is wearing a white shirt and glasses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Relaunch of Sub's Square : A girl dressed in black

    Events · Substation (Organization)
    This photograph shows a girl dressed in black, during the relaunch of Sub's Square in 1995 at the Substation. She is wearing a black tie, and she has markings painted on her face. A man, seated at a small table, is smiling at her. Behind them is a colourful painting...
  • 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.
  • Children posing at National Theatre, 1976 : two people

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Arts
    This photograph shows the daughters of Yong Mei Lin, posing outside the National Theatre, located at River Valley Road. The two girls are standing on the sidewalk, in front of a fence. Photograph donated by Yong Mei Lin and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_658. Title devised by Library...
  • Birthday celebration, 1957 or 1958 : single

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture
    A little girl smiling at the sight of her birthday cake. She is standing at a round dining table, in her home at 24 Joo Chiat Lane. Behind her is an altar, covered with an embroidered cloth, with offerings of fruits and incense stands on it. A calendar can be...
  • At Merlion Park, 1970s : two people

    Arts · Politics and Government · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Teng Hwee Tiang's two daughters standing in front of the Merlion cub at Merlion Park, dressed in identical red tops and brown shorts. The Merlion Cub measures two metres high and is located 28 metres behind the Merlion, standing guard at the mouth of the...