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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...
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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...
  • Anniversary celebrations, 1959 : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Economy
    This is a group photograph of instructors and students of a sewing school at its first anniversary celebration. Such classes provided many young ladies seeking self-reliance with valuable, practical skills in dressmaking. Photograph donated by Teo Gee Lan and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_504. Title devised by Library...
  • Shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road, late 1940s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road. The signboard of this weather-worn shophouse shows Kim Bee and the Anchor Beer logo suggests that a pub was in operation. Photograph donated by Teo Eng Teck and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_498. Date of creation estimated....
  • Butcher shop, 1960s : general view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a butcher shop at Hock Lam Street, in Chinatown. A man in a sarong is standing at the shop, where cuts of meat are displayed on the chopping table and hung from skewers. Photograph donated by Ho Khuan Lin and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Neil Road shophouses, 1966 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a street scene in front of a grocery shop at Neil Road. A covered truck carrying some elderly persons passes by old shophouses where laundry is hung on bamboo poles to dry. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_069. Title devised...
  • Elderly man working in hardware shop, 1980s : action

    Economy
    This is a photograph of an elderly Chinese man is working with his tools in a hardware shop at Orchard Road. Next to him is a pile of vehicle exhaust pipes. Photograph donated by Yang Wanna and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_619. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Boy standing in front of butcher stall in Hock Lam Street, 1960s : front view

    Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a photograph of a boy standing in front of a butcher shop at Hock Lam Street, in Chinatown. Cuts of meat are displayed on the chopping table and hung down from skewers. Photograph donated by Ho Khuan Lin and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_611. Date of...
  • 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.
  • Shophouse at Albert Street, 1950 : general view

    Economy · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of an old car parked near the drain, outside a shophouse at Albert Street. Wooden planks are used to cover some parts of the drain which joined the road to the footpath. There are bananas and other fruits on sale near the entrance of the shop....
  • Pagoda Street, 1975 : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of shoe retail shop in a bazaar at Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Ladies shoes, mostly high heals and pumps, of different varieties are displayed, hung from metal poles. A Caucasian tourist is sitting on a stool, trying on a pair of shoes. Photograph donated by Lau...
  • Peter Shoe Company, 1960s : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Heritage and Culture
    A Chinese man is seen posing with three children in a shoe shop. They are seated on wooden stools at Peter Shoe Company at 71 Middle Road. Seen in the background are pairs of men's shoes which are placed neatly in a display cabinet. Photograph donated by Liew Moy Yin,...
  • Singapore Machinery Association, 1935 : group photograph

    Organisations · Arts · Economy
    This is a group photograph taken in 1935 of the committee members of the Singapore Machinery Association. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, 1975 : general view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a shoe retail shop in a bazaar at Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. A group of Caucasian tourists are shopping at this spot, one of them is seated on a stool. Ladies shoes, mostly high heels and pumps, and other varieties are displayed on a wooden...
  • Charcoal shop, 1980s : general view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of a charcoal shop at Ord Road. An elderly Chinese man is piling up charcoal sticks onto a basket. On the right is a scooping tray made of tin meant to scoop the charcoal sticks. Photograph donated by Yang Wanna and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...