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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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indian stall selling mutton soup, 1960s : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Economy
    This is a 1960s photograph of an Indian man selling mutton soup. The stall has a signboard that reads: 'A. Samad'. Numerous food stalls such as this were set up by the island's myriad hawkers in front of shophouses and along five-foot ways, offering a variety of succulent dishes. Photograph...
  • Five-foot way, 1978 : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of the five-foot way of a shophouse in Chinatown in front of a shop that sells traditional Chinese pastry. People are seen stopping to browse around at a shop next door. Photograph donated by Leong Keng Wai and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_473. Title...
  • Chinese cake shop, 1978 : exterior

    Economy · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of the front entrance of a shophouse in Chinatown that sells traditional Chinese pastry. Chinese cake houses such as this one typically sell delicacies and traditional favourites such as tau sar piah (bean paste pastries) and lao po bing or 'wife cakes' (winter melon pastries). Photograph...
  • 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,...
  • Restaurant kitchen, 1950s : exterior

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    A Chinese man is shown chopping vegetables in a restaurant kitchen. On the table are chopsticks in a jar, plates, leafy vegetables and chopped vegetables in a bowl. Another man in a white uniform stands, with folded arms, next to the Chinese man. Photograph donated by Ping Yian San and...
  • Lady at Satay Club, 1960s : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Sports and Recreation
    Chew Cher Neo's wife posing for a photograph at Satay Club. Demolished in 1995, the open-air food centre was located near Elizabeth Walk. Donated by Chew Cher Neo and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_702. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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