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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.
  • 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,...
  • Komala Vilas Restaurant : exterior

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1982 photograph shows the exterior of Komala Vilas Restaurant, located at Upper Dickson Road, in the Little India area. Housed in a two-storey shophouse, the restaurant's name can be seen in a signboard above the entrance in English and Tamil. Some construction work is taking place just outside the...
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  • Chinese seaman eating : half-length portrait

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph showing a Chinese man, in a singlet, eating his rice from a bowl using a pair of chopsticks (also known as kuai-zi) . Chopsticks are an important feature in Chinese culture. It is believed that the first chopsticks were developed over 5000 years ago in...
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  • A Burmese street vendor : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph showing four Burmese boys who are likely to be street vendors. In the centre, there is a close-up shot of a Burmese street vendor with a plate of gingers on his head, separated by a towel. Part of a compiled album, with a label :...
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  • Fingers were made before spoons or forks : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This 1950s photograph shows several hungry sailors on board a vessel, enjoying their plates of rice with their hands. Eating with hands is a common Asian practice as opposed to Westerners' idea of eating with cutlery. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Mosque Street shop : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph shows a shop, located at the corner of Mosque Street (from New Bridge Road). The name of the stall, "Lim Chee Guan" is hung over a cooking area, where a man is seen grilling meat. Mosque Street, located at Chinatown, is named after the Jamae Mosque. Title...
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  • Mosque Street shop : general view [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph shows a shop, located at the corner of Mosque Street (from New Bridge Road). The name of the stall, "Lim Chee Guan" is hung over a cooking area, where a man is seen grilling meat. Mosque Street, located at Chinatown, is named after the Jamae Mosque. Title...
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  • Roasted products shop : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph depicts a shop selling roasted products, located at no. 556 North Bridge Road (near Rochor Road). The roads mentioned are located within the Rochor district. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Haji Lane hawker : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin
    This 1983 photograph shows hawkers making Kway Blanda (love letters), at a five-foot-way along Haji Lane. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Roasted pigs on sale, circa 1966-1980

    Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This photograph shows roasted pigs hung up and displayed for sale at the front entrance of two shops. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kawasan kedai di Potong Pasir, 1970-an

    Streets and Places · Economy · Heritage and Culture