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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 herbal tea shop in Joo Chiat Place, 1991 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a Chinese herbal tea shop “寶芝堂” in Joo Chiat Place. The poster in the shop indicates the effectiveness of their herbal tea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Household appliances shop at Sungei Road, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a household appliances shop at Sungei Road. Items on sale includes oil lamp, iron, weighing machine and many more. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dried goods shop in Ellenborough Street, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Ellenborough Street, 29 Decembre 81.” This 1981 photograph shows a dried goods shop in the now-expunged Ellenborough Street. Rattan baskets and gunny sacks of different types of dried goods are placed on the floor of the shop. Two of the men in the picture are packing...
  • Sago Lane shophouse : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a shophouse at Sago Lane which provides skin and general health products. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese herbal tea shop in Joo Chiat Place, 1991 [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1991 photograph shows a Chinese herbal tea shop “寶芝堂” in Joo Chiat Place. The poster in the shop indicates the effectiveness of their herbal tea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tradition Chinese provision shop on Pulau Tekong, 1979

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a tradition Chinese provision shop “永妙生” on Pulau Tekong. An elder woman can be seen sitting at the entrance of the shop with a fan in her hand. 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...
  • Vegetable sellers at Chin Hin Street, 1980

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows vegetable sellers with rattan baskets of vegetables at the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. These baskets are placed at the lower floor of the two-storey shophouses lining the street. Several people in the picture are seen bending over, looking at the vegetables. Vegetable wholesalers used to trade...
  • Kreta Ayer street scene, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows street vendors selling various products such as laterns and shoes to passer-bys in Kreta Ayer during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The street stalls are flanked by rows of shophouses on the sides. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Kreta Ayer market, 1979 : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bustling scene at the Kreta Ayer market. Vendors mainly selling vegetables are found on both sides of the road. Meanwhile, a trishaw trundles past on the road, perhaps looking for potential customers who are laden with groceries. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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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