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  • Beach Road Market : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1968 photograph of the Beach Road Market, also known as the Clyde Terrace Market. It was the biggest market in Singapore selling uncooked food. A row of lorries can be seen parked in front of the market. Built in 1872 on reclaimed land, it was situated on...
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  • Fruit stall : general view

    Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a stall selling fruits such as peaches and Mandarin oranges. The stall is shaded under a large umbrella, and packets of peanuts can be seen hung on the umbrella with hooks. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinese woman street vendor : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of an old Chinese woman street vendor sitting at the side of the road probably in Chinatown. She seems to be a fortune teller. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "Photographs by : R.K. Tyers. Staff Straits Steamship Co., Ltd. Singapore."
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows Empress Hotel, located at Victoria Street. The hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the hotel. Title devised...
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows the entrance to Empress Hotel. Located at Victoria Street, the hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the...
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  • Scene at a marketplace : group photograph

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of Malay women at the market, looking at the fishes in the basket. They seem to be checking and trying to pick the best one from the basket. Digitized from an album page containing 3 photographs described collectively as "Singapore Market Scenes". Part of a...
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows Empress Hotel, located at Victoria Street. The hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the hotel. Title devised...
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  • Wallich Street : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Wallich Street, between Tras Street and Tanjong Pagar Road. It shows a view of a street with shophouses along the roadside, with street vendors' stalls set up in front of them. Wallich Street is named after botanist Nathaniel Wallich, who set up the first Botanical Garden...
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  • Malaysia durian stall, 1982 : general view

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a durian stall located in Malaysia (between MS, Tembeling/Kuantan (from photographer's notes) Road and Kampong Belimbing). Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Wallich Street : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Wallich Street, between Tras Street and Tanjong Pagar Road. It shows a view of a street with shophouses along the roadside, with street vendors' stalls set up in front of them. Wallich Street is named after botanist Nathaniel Wallich, who set up the first Botanical Garden...
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  • B.S. Mohideen and Co. signage : close-up

    Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph depicts the signboard of shophouse no. 26 Chulia Street (B.S. Mohideen and Co). Chulia Street is named after early Indian immigrants, who were known as the Chulias. The road mentioned is near the Boat Quay area. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinese female street vendor, 1950s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
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  • Operation Teakwood : general view

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph capturing an elephant carrying a log of wood with its trunk while being ridden by its Indian handler. Behind them, are a few factories where the logs of timber are being kept. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K....
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  • Gambier plantation, 1921 : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A G.R. Lambert & Co. 1921 photograph of a gambier plantation, with several Malay workers. Gambier is a common ingredient in betelnut chewing. It also found a big market in the British dyeing and tanning industry, in the 1830s. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Bugis Street, from Victoria Street : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph depicts Bugis Street, from Victoria Street. Bugis Street is so-named for the Bugis settlement near Kampong Glam during the early colonial times. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Wallich Street : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Wallich Street, at Tanjong Pagar Road corner. It shows a view of a street with shophouses along the roadside, with street vendors' stalls set up in front of them. Wallich Street is named after botanist Nathaniel Wallich, who set up the first Botanical Garden on Government...
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  • Empress Hotel, 1978 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph shows Empress Hotel, located at Victoria Street. The hotel is situated in a low-rise building with shops on the ground floor. A sign bearing the name of the hotel in English and Chinese is mounted at the top of the main entranceway to the hotel. Title devised...
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  • Joo Chiat Road no. 89 : side view [4]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1984 photograph depicts a side view of a shophouse at no. 89 Joo Chiat Road (east side at south corner of Joo Chiat Terrace). The two-storey corner shophouse features two French windows on the upper floor, with wooden louvred shutters. Street stalls have been set up by the side...
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  • New Bridge Road no. 197 : interior [3]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    The 1992 photograph shows the interior of a pre-War coffee shop with ceiling fans, located at no. 197, New Bridge Road. Customers can be seen seated at round tables with chairs. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Keong Saik Road liquor bar : interior [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph of the interior of a Keong Saik Road vintage liquor bar, below Hoe Kee Club. Some patrons can be seen seated at the tables and chairs in the bar. A large cabinet filled with liquor bottles stands against the back wall. Title devised by Library...
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  • New Bridge Road no. 197 : interior [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    The 1992 photograph shows the interior of a pre-War coffee shop located at no. 197, New Bridge Road. The ceiling of the shops is fitted with ceiling fans and fluorescent lights. There are male customers seated in the shop enjoying a cup of coffee. There are round and rectangular tables...
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  • Townshend Road shops : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1986 photograph shows corner shops at the junction of Townshend Road and Syed Alwi Road. The shops are housed in two-storey shophouses with some parking lots on the left. Townshend Road is named after General Townshend, a war hero in World War I. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • East Coast Road no. 121 : interior

    Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1984 photograph depicts an interior view of a shop, located at no. 121 East Coast Road (north side near Joo Chiat Road corner). East Coast Road is named to reflect the direction it represents from the city, in the 1828 Singapore Town Plan. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Joo Chiat Road no. 89 : side view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1984 photograph depicts a side view of a shophouse at no. 89 Joo Chiat Road (east side at south corner of Joo Chiat Terrace). The two-storey corner shophouse features two French windows on the upper floor, with wooden louvred shutters. Street stalls have been set up by the side...
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