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  • Tong Watt Road house, opium-bed : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an ornate wooden carved opium-bed, inside a house at no. 1 Tong Watt Road. Located near River Valley Road, Tong Watt Road is named after Tan Tong Watt, the Hokkien landowner who had owned it. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [3]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. The best man can be seen standing some distance away from them. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men eating Teochew porridge, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
  • Indian couple, 1971

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an Indian couple posing for a photo on their wedding day at a temple along South Bridge Road while others look on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese bride in traditional costume, 1972

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a Chinese bride dressed in tradition wedding costume sitting on a chair posing for a photo with another lady in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese boy playing mahjong, 1970 : close-up

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a Chinese boy playing mahjong at Hock Lam Street while another boy looks on. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [1]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese girl having her meal, 1971

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows a Chinese girl sitting by a wooden table, with chopsticks in one hand and a bowl in the other, at her mealtime. Several dishes are placed on the wooden table. Cartons of glass-bottled beverages can be seen on the right of the photograph. Title devised by...
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [4]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown having their photo taken at the Chinese Garden. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese couple in wedding gown at Chinese Garden, 1982 [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese couple in their wedding gown at the Chinese Garden. The bridesmaid can be seen helping the bride to apply lipstick while the bridegroom stands beside the bride holding an umbrella. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group of attentive people watching Chinese street opera

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of people sitting by a small drain. They are watching Chinese street opera (wayang). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Children at a Malay wedding, 1972

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of children posing for a photo at a Malay wedding. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bharat Culture, 1999 : performing [2]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of an Indian performer dancing a traditional Indian dance at Bharat Culture in 1999 which has a theme "Sangeet Maya" (The Illusion of Music). She is part of the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB....
  • Presentation of paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy" by Prof Wang Ning : two people [2]

    Events · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This photograph shows Associate Professor Ban Kah Choon with a member of the audience during the reception at the presentation of the paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy" by Prof. Wang Ning. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by...
  • Bharat culture, 1999 : performing [1]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of an Indian performer playing a traditional musical instrument at Bharat Culture in 1999 which has a theme "Sangeet Maya" (The Illusion of Music). She is part of the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble.This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title...
  • Presentation of paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy" by Prof Wang Ning : two people [1]

    Events · Heritage and Culture · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This photograph shows Associate Professor Ban Kah Choon introducing the speaker, Prof. Wang Ning, who presented a paper on "Globalization and Chinese cultural intellectual strategy. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sikh policeman, 1900s : full-length portrait

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Politics and Government · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a Sikh policeman standing on a concrete drum, in the middle of intersecting roads. He is wearing gloves to direct the traffic, before the installation of traffic lights in Singapore. A man on a bicycle is waiting to cross the road in the background. There is a...
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  • Two Indian workers by fruit stall, 1863 : two people

    Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1863 photograph depicting two Indian men, in front of a fruit stall. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Tanjong Priok street scene, 1919 : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "ipat the localshop. Tg PRIOK." on the front and "1919" on the back. The photograph shows villagers outside a local shop in Tanjong Priok, Indonesia. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
    Reproduction Available
  • European man sitting in a trishaw in 1919 : single

    Arts · Transportation · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with the handwritten words "MISS STEPHENS. SINGAPORE 1919. J.B. 2nd MATE" on the front. This photograph shows Captain J.B. Brown sitting on a trishaw and posing for a photograph. He is dressed in a white suit with a bowtie and is holding...
    Reproduction Available
  • Planting the shoots : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of two Malay women planting the paddy shoots at the field (or sawah in Malay). It seems like many are helping out to get the job done faster. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled...
    Reproduction Available
  • Three men and villagers : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows three men dressed in Western style clothing posing with a group of villagers. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Harvesting the crop : front view of a farmer

    Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of a Malay woman harvesting the grown rice crops. She is holding a sickle in her hand, sabit in Malay, and gathering the harvest in bundles. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled album, with...
    Reproduction Available
  • Family in the forest : group photograph [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a Caucasian family of three posing in a forest. Seated on the ground is a young girl holding a butterfly net and a tray with a number of butterflies on it. There is a pot suspended over a fire. The three are dressed in Western style clothing...
    Reproduction Available