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  • Orchard Road car park food centre, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a food centre at an open-air carpark next to Specialist's Shopping Centre in Orchard Road, popularly known as Glutton's Square. The picture depicts the rows of makeshift food stalls selling a variety of Chinese, Indian and Malay food. People in the carpark are either queuing for...
  • Fried oyster omelette stall, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “S’pore, 24 Sept 70: fried oysters omlet.” This 1970 photograph shows a roadside fried oyster omelette stall in Chinatown. Spring onions, eggs, condiments and chopsticks are some of the ingredients and items at the stall. The food vendor is seen standing behind the counter, frying oyster...
  • Chinese food stall at car park food centre, 1971

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Singapur/car park. 14 Août 71.” This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese food stall at a car park food centre which sells a variety of food items. A man can be seen choosing his food and a woman waiting for her food. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men eating Teochew porridge, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
  • Mutton soup stall

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “New Bridge Rd.? Singapore Muton Sop Hokkien. 5 Dec 70.” This 1970 photograph shows a roadside mutton soup stall. An unlit kerosene lamp and a hand-drawn signage in Chinese hangs from the stall. The food vendor is standing behind the counter, with his ladle in the...
  • Chai tao kway at Sago Lane, 1981

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows chai tao kway (also known as “fried carrot cake”) being cooked at a food stall or coffee shop in Sago Lane. The picture shows a pair of "wok chan" (a small shovel-like ladle with a long wooden or metal handle) being used to stir fry the...
  • Family of six at car park food centre, 1971

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “Singapur / Car Park 14 Août 71.“ This 1971 photograph shows a family of six having a meal at a car park food centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Food centre on Chin Hin Street, 1970 [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Food centre on Chin Hin Street. Singapore 05 Dec 70.” This 1970 photograph shows an open-air roadside food ’hawker’ centre on the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. The picture depicts the makeshift food stalls, and the people in the street either queuing for food or eating. The round...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Elderly man having a meal : action [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    An elderly man is eating a simple meal of porridge with some dishes in this photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [4]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several young Chinese schoolboys sitting on low stools eating food sold by a street hawker. They are dressed in school uniform, of white tunic and trousers with straw boater hat. Customers patronising another street hawker are also seen...
  • Elderly man having a meal : action [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    An elderly man is eating a simple meal of porridge with some dishes in this photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Elderly man having a meal : action [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    An elderly man is eating a simple meal of porridge with some dishes in this photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [5]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [2]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows four young Chinese squatting down (in the foreground), eating food from street hawkers. A crowd of children are seen in the middle ground, with some of them dressed in school uniform and straw boater hats. A building with...
  • A Chinese peddler : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Chinese male peddler at his makeshift stall built with wooden planks and poles. It has a sloping zinc roof and is sited at the roadside. Tea cups are laid out on a table top. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Chinese food peddlers : group photograph

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows Chinese food peddlers serving their customers who are squatting under a tree in a large open area. The food and utensils are placed on improvised carriers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Mandarin oranges : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows small mandarin oranges with stems attached, laid out for display in trays. Other types of fruits such as apples are also seen in the photograph. The fruits are piled up in layers, on top of one another. Mandarin oranges are associated with good luck or good fortune,...
  • Geylang Lorong 1 food stall owners : two people [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1992 photograph shows the owners of a food stall selling "ngoh hiang" (five-spice meat roll), located in a coffeeshop at Geylang Lorong 1. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Lorong 1 food stall owners : two people [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1992 photograph shows the owners of a food stall selling "ngoh hiang" (five-spice meat roll), located in a coffeeshop at Geylang Lorong 1. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available