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  • Girl outside grocery shop at Neil Street, 1968 : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture
    A little girl stands along the five-foot way outside a grocery shop at Neil Road. Pictured are the heavy, sliding, metal grilles that were typically installed at old provision shops. The pillars along the walkway often advertise the business the shops are dealing with. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and...
  • South Bridge Road no. 229 : close-up

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting house 229, opposite Mosque Street, on South Bridge Road. This is a traditional provision shop cum medical hall. The road mentioned, which runs from the Elgin Bridge over the Singapore River, was built by convict labour in 1833. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Anamalai Avenue shop : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This 1993 photograph shows the exterior of a provision shop, located at Anamalai Avenue (near Bukit Timah Road). Anamalai was named after a place in Tamil Nadu, India. Most of the shops in the area have been demolished. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available