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  • 王佐与陈秀锦珍藏 : 小相本

    Personalities · Wang, Zuo, 1918-2002 · Wang Tso and Hsiu Chin Collection 王佐与陈秀锦珍藏
  • A rubber plantation : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken in an unidentified location that has rubber trees. It shows two men working in a rubber plantation, in the distance. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the forefront of the photograph. TItle devised by Library...
  • Beach Road shophouse, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This 1970s photograph shows the façade of a 2-storey shophouse at Beach Road. Discolouration is seen on the walls, while the roof of this weather-worn building has partly collapsed. Several panels are missing from the shophouse windows on the second storey. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the...
  • Hotel Rendezvous Singapore, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This 1980s photograph depicts Hotel Rendezvous, which is a mix of old colonial and modern architecture. The Rendezvous Restaurant, well known for its nasi padang, is prominently sited on the ground floor of the older 3-storey art deco building. Above the older building is a large neon sign advertising the...
  • Singapore General Hospital, 1975 : group photograph [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a 1975 photograph of a group of friends posing at Singapore General Hospital. Donated by Gan Hee Yeow, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_002. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bencoolen Street mosque, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the original Bengkali Mosque or Masjid Bencoolen, on Bencoolen Street which was built around 1845, by Syed bin Ali Al-Junied for the Muslims who lived nearby. Loudspeakers, attached to the entrance, served to summon the faithful to prayer. Next to the mosque is the former Asia Radio...
  • Sim Hong Towers, Jalan Besar, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a general view of the road along Jalan Besar. The shophouses and other buildings that had lined this street had architectural characteristics typical of the late 19th century and early 20th century architecture. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_011. Date of...
  • Beach Road Police Station, 1980s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts
    The former Beach Road Police Station, a heritage rich landmark built in 1931, is a simple 3-storey Art Deco building. The building was given conservation status on 9 October 2002. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_014. Title devised by Library staff. Date of...
  • Birthday celebration, 1957 or 1958 : single

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture
    A little girl smiling at the sight of her birthday cake. She is standing at a round dining table, in her home at 24 Joo Chiat Lane. Behind her is an altar, covered with an embroidered cloth, with offerings of fruits and incense stands on it. A calendar can be...
  • Custom House, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This 1980s photograph shows Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) works in progress outside the old Custom House at Maxwell Road. Built at a cost of $313,000 in 1932 by Public Works Department (PWD), the Customs House also housed the Film Censor's Office and Maxwell Road Post Office from 6 Jun...
  • Cinema billboards near New Bridge Road junction, late 1970s : general view

    Economy · Arts
    This photograph from the 1970s shows cinema billboards for English and Chinese films in Chinatown, placed along the street near New Bridge Road junction. Such outsized outdoor advertisements, drawn by cinema billboard painters, were widely used from the 1960s to 1980s. In the background can be seen the side view...
  • Grandpa and his chicken, 1950 : half-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    Shown in this photograph is an elderly man carrying a chicken in his arms. In the old kampong days, poultry were often reared as a source of eggs and meat. Donated by Tan Molly, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore General Hospital, 1975 : group photograph [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a 1975 photograph of a group of friends posing at Singapore General Hospital. Donated by Gan Hee Yeow, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_003. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kallang Gas Works, 1980s : general view

    Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places
    This photographs shows the demolition of old shophouses at Nam Lock Street with the Kallang Gas Works in the background. In 1862, the Kallang Gas Works was built to supply the first piped gas in Singapore to enable street lighting. It was under 24 hour surveillance, guarded by Gurkhas since...
  • ABN Bank at Cecil Street, 1980s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of the ABN Bank (formerly Algemene Bank Netherlands) at Cecil Street. The building houses the general bank of The Netherlands. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_009. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore General Hospital, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a general view of Norris Block, located at the Lower Circus of the Singapore General Hospital. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_015. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 'Mama' store and newsstand, late 1970s : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture
    Inside a hawker centre at Trans Street is this traditional 'mama' store and newsstand which sells newspapers, magazines and tidbits. They are typically run by Indians. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_017. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.