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  • Paper offerings

    Heritage and Culture · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows a close-up view of paper effigies used as offerings to be burned for the dead in Chinese culture. Title devised by Library staff.
  • People paying respects, 1962 [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    A photo taken by Foo Chin Hwa in 1962 during the exhumation of mass graves of Operation Sook Ching. It shows a close-up view of a group of people holding joss sticks and praying to the dead. Offerings are laid on the ground for the afterlife at the grave site....
  • Offerings for the afterlife

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    This 1962 photograph shows offerings such as paper money, paper objects, food, drinks and joss sticks are laid out on the ground for the afterlife at a gravesite. Title devised by Library staff.
  • People paying respects, 1962 [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Foo, Chin Hwa
    A photo taken by Foo Chin Hwa in 1962 during the exhumation of mass graves of Operation Sook Ching. It shows a group of people holding joss sticks and praying to the dead. Offerings are laid on the ground for the afterlife at the grave site. Title devised by Library...
  • Offerings for the afterlife in Chinatown, 1971

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows food and wine offered most likely during the Hungry Ghost Festival to the afterlife in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Traditional Chinese paper offerings shop in Chinatown, 1971

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: ““Deo, S’pore, 18 Dec 1971.” This 1971 photograph depicts a shop in Chinatown that makes paper offerings for the afterlife. A paper replica of a house is placed at the shop's entrance. The light wooden or bamboo frame of the paper house can be seen, as...
  • Paper house offering on a lorry at Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a paper house offering on a lorry at Sago Lane in Chinatown ready for delivery. A worker can be seen making some final arrangement. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Religious goods : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph is a close-up of a display shelf with items used for religious and ancestor worship in the Chinese culture. Cups and plates on which offerings are placed, are some of the items seen in the picture. These items are usually in red as the colour represents prosperity and...
  • Paper chests offerings for traditional Chinese funeral ceremonies : close up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    Photograph shows a close-up of paper chests, with designs of traditional Chinese symbols such as dragons and phoenixes which are being sold in a shop in the Tiong Bahru Market. These are usually bought as symbolic gifts for funerals and burnt to ensure that they will reach the deceased in...
  • Shop displaying Chinese funeral objects for sale : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows a store in the Tiong Bahru Market, selling goods that are symbolic gifts for the dead to be used in the afterlife. They are sold to believers who burn them as offerings to the spirits in the netherworld. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Afterlife goods : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows items and goods made of paper, such as money and storage chests, for sale at a stall in the Tiong Bahru Market. These papier mâché items are used for burning as offerings to the spirits in the netherworld. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wan Jia Xiang Xiang Zhuan : close-up

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This is a close-up of the signboard of a shop selling afterlife goods, at the Tiong Bahru Market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Incense paper : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph is a close-up of incense paper packed for sale. Usually used as offerings by Chinese believers, these incense papers are shaped as gold or silver teals suggesting that they are to be used as money in the netherworld. Photo taken in the Tiong Bahru Market. Title...