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  • Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, Singapore

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a postcard with a photograph of a statue of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. It is a monument to the founder of Singapore. The statue, which looks to be made of bronze, stands on a pedestal in an open field, with St. Andrew's Cathedral visible in the background, behind...
  • Straits Settlements post card : a city view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of Singapore city. It shows an aerial view of Singapore with shophouses, other low-rise buildings, as well as the spire of St. Andrew's Cathedral. On the right is a field with outlines of what looks like badminton...
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows the St. Andrew's Cathedral, in Singapore. The words “St. Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore” are printed at the bottom of the photograph. The back of the postcard contains a message to someone residing in North Wales. A date "22/12/10"...
  • St Andrew Cathedral, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of the St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore. It is a two-storey building, with a tower at its far right. Trees are planted in front of the cathedral. There are rickshaws and a horse-carriage on the road outside. The words "St...
  • Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene in Singapore. In the foreground a man wearing a hat is fishing on a boat in the lake. Multi-storey buildings with Western architectural style can be seen in the midst of trees. The spire of...
  • Church of Good Shepherd, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows the Church of Good Sheperd in Singapore. The church is a single-storey building, with a tower at the back. It has a triangular roof, and there is a cross on top of the roof. The compound of...
  • Keramat on Kusu island, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a group of visitors paying respect to a keramat (shrine) on Kusu island, taken between 1974 and 1976. A greenish blue pillar painted with the word "keramat" and the Islamic crest is on the right, and a small altar with burning candles and incense is on the...
  • Negeri Sembilan State Mosque under construction, circa 1967

    Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of the Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat Collection. It shows the construction of the grand mosque with its unique roof, overlooking the park. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor area 4 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area. At the foreground is Albert Street. Further up are low-rise buildings and shophouses. Our Lady of Lourdes Church can be seen further back with its tall, white spire towering over the shophouses. Situated nearer to the sea is Sultan Mosque with...
  • Rochor area 3 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area. In the foreground is Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church with its long, narrow arched windows and Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats with the stripe blinds amidst other low-rise buildings and the sea in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • St. Paul's Church : close-up view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    A 1983 photograph showing a close up view of the St. Paul's Church located at no. 843 Upper Serangoon Road. The architecture features fanlight glass panes above the side doors of this church. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Melrose Abbey, postcard : front

    Streets and Places
    The image shows a general view of the Melrose Abbey, located at the Scottish Borders, Scotland. Founded in 1136 by Cistercian order in Melrose, the monastery is now in ruins. The roof is covered in moss, with grass overgrown amongst the tombstones on the monastery's burial grounds. The postcard bears...
  • Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret's Church, postcard : front

    Streets and Places
    The image shows a general view of the Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church, located in London, England. The St. Margaret's Church is on the left and the Westminster Abbey on the right. The Palace of Westminster can be seen partially seen in the middle, in the background. Several pedestrians...
  • Melrose Abbey, postcard : back

    Streets and Places
    This image shows the back of the postcard "Melrose Abbey, postcard". A message in black ink is handwritten on the divided back of the postcard. Dated "19/7/22 10pm", the postcard is written to "Miss B. N. Song". The writer writes to share about their travels to Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford,...
  • House of Parliament & Westminster Abbey, postcard : back

    Streets and Places
    This image shows the back of the postcard "House of Parliament & Westminster Abbey, postcard". A message in black ink is handwritten on the divided back postcard. Dated "1/11/22", the postcard is addressed to "Miss P. N. Song" by "your humble SIL & dear B.". The writer writes about the...
  • Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret's Church, postcard : back

    Streets and Places
    This image shows the back of the postcard "Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret's Church, postcard". A message in black ink is handwritten on the divided back of the postcard. Dated "27/9/22", the postcard is written by "T. Ku" to "Miss Darling Song". The writer writes of their attempts to buy...
  • House of Parliament & Westminster Abbey, postcard : front

    Streets and Places
    The image shows the Houses of Parliament in London. The Elizabeth Tower (or the Big Ben) is on the extreme left of the picture, while the Westminster Abbey is on the extreme right. Pedestrians, automobiles and horse carriages can also be seen in the foreground. The postcard bears the caption...
  • Armenian Church : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows Armenian Church (dated A.D. 1835). A pitched roof and a tower with a spire are featured. Porticoes held by columns and pilasters are also seen. Armenian Church is located at the junction of Coleman Street and Hill Street, in the City Hall area. Date of creation...
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  • Java Road houses : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an aerial view of the houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Java Road was known for its masonry workshops, however, it is no longer listed in the street directory. Today, a new Java Road which was constructed in the mid-1990s allows access...
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  • Java Road, 1967 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. The minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah can be seen on the left. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It was gazetted a national monument in 1973....
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  • Raffles Institution with partial view of St Andrew's Cathedral, 1969 [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph taken from Raffles Institution (RI) shows partial view of the school and St Andrew's Cathedral. Raffles Institution was previously known as the Singapore Institution. The Anglican Cathedral was named after Saint Andrew, a patron saint of Scotland. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Java Road, 1967 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some houses along Java Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. The minaret of Masjid Hajjah Fatimah can be seen on the left. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It was gazetted a national monument in 1973....
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  • Mosaic tiled pathway beside Thian Hock Keng Temple, 1969 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a mosaic tiled pathway beside the Thian Hock Keng Temple, 天福宫. The temple, located at 158 Telok Ayer Street, is Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple and is recognised as the most important temple of the local Hokkien community. The temple was gazetted as a national monument on...
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  • Saint Gregory's Place : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows Saint Gregory's Place towards Hill Street. Shophouses with full-length French windows, and arches along the five-foot way are featured. In the background is the Armenian Church. Saint Gregory's Place is located off Hill Street and stretches to Coleman Lane. The streets are located in the City...
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