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  • Pickering Street, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows Pickering Street with shophouses on both sides of the street. Synagogue Street sign can be seen on the left (near the Coca Cola sign). Ocean Building is seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese funeral ceremony, mid-1970s

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese funeral ceremony, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a few mourners, including a boy, performing the ritual of crossing the Bridge of Forgetfulness or Nai He Bridge (奈何桥). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a group bumboats and sampan mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. The Singapore skyline is visible behind the seawall. A towering building under construction can be seen in the background and the War Memorial on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows an exterior front view of the Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island, taken from the shore between 1974 and 1976. It shows visitors performing some rituals in the Chinese temple which is built on stone stilts. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda at Tiger Balm Garden, mid-1970s

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    The photograph shows the exterior view of a five-tier Chinese pagoda at Tiger Balm Garden or Haw Par Villa (虎豹別墅). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Japanese Garden, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a general view of a lake, with a white bridge over the lake, at Japanese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Twin pagodas at Chinese Garden, mid-1970s

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a pair of pagodas standing on an extended walkway over Jurong Lake at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Merlion, mid-1970s

    Arts · Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows the side view of the Merlion statue, a half beast, half fish mythical creature, at the mouth of the Singapore River. Lighters and ships can be seen on the waters. The statue was relocated in 2002. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows two Indian women in a Hindu procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. One of them has a short skewer across her mouth. A police man is seen directing traffic with a thin baton as traffic moves in the opposite direction to the procession. Title devised by Library...
  • Main gate at Chinese Garden, mid-1970s

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows the main entrance to the Chinese Garden with its arched openings and green-tiled roofs, and crowds of visitors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chingay Parade 1976

    Events · Organisations · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a street view of the Chingay Parade of 1976. It captures the dragon dance troupe holding up their long dragon prop. Police officers can be spotted among the crowd. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings at a Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows an altar of deities and offerings for them as part of the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street in 1974. A replica of Buddha in a glass case is also visible. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese junk for tourists, mid-1970s [1]

    Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows an external view of a Chinese junk mooring at sea, taken between 1974 and 1976. There are three men in the junk. The name of the junk is Fairwind and is fitted with seats for tourists. In the background are container ships. Title devised by Library staff.
  • National Day Parade floats, 1974

    Events
    This photograph shows a street view of the National Day Parade float procession of 1974. It shows the floats by a Hindu temple in front and POSB at the back. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lim Chee Guan bak kwa (barbequed pork) shop on New Bridge Road during Chinese New Year, 1976

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Lim Chee Guan bak kwa (barbequed pork) shop on New Bridge Road during Chinese New Year of 1976. A man is seen on the five-foot way in front of the shop slicing the pork meat. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a front view of a Thaipusam road procession in 1976. A Kavadi bearer is followed closely by Hindu devotees. In the background, a few curious bystanders watch the procession from the side. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. A priest is performing some rituals in front of a large gold peacock at an altar in the temple, watched by the temple's devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Diorama at Tiger Balm Garden, mid-1970s

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a diorama depicting a scene at Tiger Balm Garden or Haw Par Villa (虎豹別墅). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Theemithi festival at Sri Mariamman Temple, 1975

    This photograph shows a Theemithi firewalking festival of 1975 at the courtyard of the Sri Mariamman temple. A Hindu man is seen stepping briskly on the hot coal. A trench filled with milk is seen on the right for the devotees to dip their feet after their firewalking. Title devised...
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a wide view of ships in the harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Hindu male devotee taking part in a Hindu procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. He has a short skewer across his mouth and another skewer through his tongue, along with a few other devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photographs shows an interior view of a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a large multi-tier altar at the temple, with a priest is seen performing a ritual. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Vendor selling household items, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street vendor's cart outside Sri Mariamman Temple. The cart is full of household items such as brooms, feather dusters, food covers, fans, baskets, hats and scrubbing brushes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thaipusam, 1976

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a Kavadi bearer at a Thaipusam road procession in 1976, surrounded by devotees. Title devised by Library staff.