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  • 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.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a large altar with burning joss sticks and candles, in celebration of the Hungry Ghost Festival at Queen Street in 1974. One worshipper is seen kneeling in front of the altar. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayang performance, 1975

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese wayang or opera performance in 1975. On stage are four actors performing in front of the crowd. It coincides with the 39th anniversary celebration of Kim Keng Kok Association (金慶閣). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dragon ornaments for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a man with a box of dragon ornaments for Chinese New Year, probably taken in 1976 which was the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher at five-foot-way in Chinatown, 1976

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This photograph shows a calligrapher at a five-foot-way in Chinatown, taken in 1976. Behind him, the calligraphies done on red paper with gold Chinese characters are hung on raffia using wooden pegs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown stall selling cured meats for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Chinatown stall selling cured meats for Chinese New Year of 1976. The meat are hung in bunches from beams at the stall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Taoist temple, mid-1970s [2]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows the exterior view of the Taoist temple main entrance. There are intricate ceramics on the front walls and dragon sculptures on the roof. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Puppet theater, 1974

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese puppet theatre. Three Chinese wayang figures are taking centrestage while another two are in the background behind a window. Four puppeteers' can be seen backstage handling the puppets. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayang performance, 1975

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese wayang or opera performance in 1975. It coincides with the 39th anniversary celebration of Kim Keng Kok Association (金慶閣). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Puppet theater, 1974

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese puppet theatre with two Chinese wayang figures taking centrestage. The puppeteers are in the background handling the puppets from above captivating the young audience in the crowd. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shop selling mooncakes, mid-1970s

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a shop (新南唐茶楼) located at unit number 8 to 10, Smith Street, selling mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Freshly baked mooncakes can be seen on the racks in the shop. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayang performance during Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese wayang or opera performance on a makeshift stage in 1974. An actor is taking centrestage while three other performers are seated on stage facing the altar with their back to the crowd. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayang performance, 1975

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese wayang or opera performance in 1975. On the main stage are three actors while two are partially hidden backstage. It coincides with the 39th anniversary celebration of Kim Keng Kok Association (金慶閣). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayang performance during Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese wayang or opera performance on a makeshift stage in 1974. Five actors are on stage entertaining a seating audience. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Potted longan sold at Pagoda Street, mid-1970s

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a few potted calamondin orange plants which are very popular during Lunar New Year, on display for sale, at Pagoda Street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows decorations and large candles to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival at Queen Street, taken in 1974. In the background is the altar. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion dance, 1974

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a lion dance performance on stage, taken in 1974. Three Caucasian spectators are seen enjoying the dance. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dance performance, 1975 [3]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a cultural dance performed by a group of Malay, Indian and Chinese female dancers in ethnic costumes on stage, taken in 1975. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dance performance, 1975 [2]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a Chinese dance performance by four female dancers on a stage, taken in 1975. Spectators are seated around the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Night market at Bugis Street, mid-1970s

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a few stalls at Bugis Street night market, selling fruits such as apples, oranges and pears, and Mid-Autumn Festival ornaments and goods such as lanterns, pomelos and mooncakes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dance performance, 1975 [1]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows an Indian dance performance by four female dancers on a stage, taken in 1975, with spectators seated around the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown stall selling snacks for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Chinatown stall selling snacks for Chinese New Year of 1976. Heaps of packets of pre-packed snacks, including peanuts, as well as boxes of dried snacks such as sunflower seeds are displayed outside the store. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Taoist temple, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows the exterior view of a Taoist temple, with intricate ceramics adoring the front outer walls and dragon sculptures on the roof. Title devised by Library staff.