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  • 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.
  • Flower stall at a night market, mid-1970s

    Nature and Environment · Economy
    This photograph shows a crowded night market, with stalls selling fresh flowers and customers making purchases. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fishing stakes on East Coast, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows an exterior view of a "kelong" at East Coast, taken between1974 and 1976. A wooden hut is built on the wooden stilts surrounded by the fish stakes. 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.
  • Fishing stakes on East Coast, mid-1970s [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows an exterior view of a "kelong" at East Coast, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows two wooden huts built on wooden stilts in the middle of the sea with fishing stakes visible on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Night market at Bugis Street, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a few small stalls at Bugis Street night market selling socks, daily essentials and toiletries, like thread, combs, clothes pegs and toothpaste. The stalls are lighted using kerosene lamps. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hawker stall at Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street food stall at the Sungei Road Thieves' Market. The owner is preparing food for the customers who have taken a seat at his stall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shop at Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of the things that are sold at a street stall at Sungei Road or Thieves' Market, such as iron, steel, copper and bronze wares. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Vendor selling household items, mid-1970s

    Economy
    This photograph shows a street vendor on his trishaw along the road selling household items such as brooms, feather dusters, food covers, fans and baskets. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bird nest drink stall at Lorong Sungkai, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street vendor selling birds nest drink at Lorong Sungkai at night, with a few people queuing to make purchase from the vendor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Night Market, mid-1970s

    Economy
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a night market stall selling personal care products and cosmetics. The stall owner can be seen standing on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fishermen on East Coast, mid-1970s [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a view of fishermen at East Coast, between 1974 and 1976, standing in the shallow waters with their sampans close to the shore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows makeshift stalls at a crowded Chinatown market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Samsui woman, mid-1970s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a samsui woman wearing a red head dress and black samfoo walking along a busy street in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a very crowded Pagoda Street in Chinatown taken from an overhead bridge. Street vendors with makeshift stalls line the street from end to end along the shophouses. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Diners at a hawker stall, Pagoda Street, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows diners dining at a crowded hawker stall at Pagoda Street. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows the exterior view of the side entrance to Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street. An ice-cream vendor is seen outside the temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Night market at Bugis Street, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a clothing stall that offers ready-made children's clothes at Bugis Street night market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Medicine sellers at Bugis Street, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of two Chinese traditional medicine peddler selling Chinese medicine at Bugis Street night market. Behind them are some Chinese proclamation that promotes their medicine. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Night Market, mid-1970s

    Economy
    This photograph shows a close-up view of two stalls at a night market, with one selling fruits and the other selling dried goods and condiments in glass bottles. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hawkers at Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a few street food stalls along Sungei Road Thieves' Market. A few men are seen eating near the stalls and three trishaws are parked in front of the stalls. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lantern stall at night market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a stall selling colourful lanters in all shapes and sizes at a night market during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows rows upon rows of makeshift stalls at Sungei Road Thieves' Market at the rear of a few buildings facing the Rochor River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Vendor at Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a vendor at Sungei Road, also known as Thieves' Market, squatting on the floor bending over a makeshift can filled with oil and a lighted wick in front of him. Title devised by Library staff.