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

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street in 1974. A group of children are standing in front of the altar looking at a small television. Other offerings include tubs of hair cream and skin cream. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Hindu ceremony at a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a standing congregation of mostly women devotees. A framed picture of a female deity hangs on one of the pillars. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu man playing the ekkalam, an ethnic trumpet, in a Chettiars' Temple taken between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings at a Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows two pigs and a goat slaughtered as offerings during the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street in 1974. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings at Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows the interior of the Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows offerings of fruits, flowers and paperbags of joss-sticks, joss paper and incense that have been placed by worshippers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Worshippers offering incense at Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows an interior view of the Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) temple on Kusu island taken between 1974 and 1976, with worshippers lighting up large incense and placing them in urns. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu procession along a road flanked by shophouses on each side, taken between 1974 and 1976. Police officers can be seen walking alongside the huge crowd of devotees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu road procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. Leading the procession are mostly bare-torso men with garlands around their neck. The procession is moving against the flow of traffic and police officers can be seen managing the incoming traffic and the crowd. Title devised by Library...
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Hindu ceremony at a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a priest standing at the altar, leading the ceremony before a packed congregation of 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, with its marble floors and white-painted pillars. A few devotees are facing the altar offering prayers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a devotee burning joss paper on an altar with urns and joss sticks in an open field besides a road, in celebration of the Hungry Ghost Festival at Queen Street in 1974. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chettiars' Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows Hindu ceremony in a Chettiars' Temple, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a packed standing congregation of women Hindu devotees offering prayers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a group of male devotees in a Hindu road procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. A few of them have pierced mouths and forehead, and leaf garlands over their necks. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu procession taken between 1974 and 1976. Three bare-torso men in yellow shorts with pierced mouths and tongues are taking part in the religious procession. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Offerings at a Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a large multi-tiered altar of deities and offerings for them as part of the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street in 1974. The offerings include oranges and a race course. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a close-up view of a group of Indian men in a Hindu procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. One of them has a pierced mouth and tongue and a few piercings on his upper chest. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hindu procession, mid-1970s

    This photograph shows a Hindu road procession, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows a priest with a garlanded pot on his head walking among a crowd of male devotees, among whom are a few with pierced tongues. Police officers are seen managing the crowd and traffic. Title devised by...
  • Ceremony at a Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street, 1974

    Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a group of priests performing a ceremony during the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration at Queen Street in 1974. Title devised by Library staff.