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  • 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.