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  • Queen Elizabeth Walk, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places · Cheah, Seng Kee
    This 1960s photograph shows Queen Elizabeth Walk. In 1922, the reclaimed land along the Esplanade was called the Esplanade Park, where famous monuments stood, including the Cenotaph, the Lim Bo Seng Memorial and the Tan Kim Seng Fountain. On 30 May 1953 (Coronation Day), the Esplanade Park was renamed Queen...
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  • Orchard Road, 217, 1870s : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1870s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Orchard Road. This road began as a country lane lined with bamboo hedge and shrubbery. It is believed that the road got its name from the nutmeg, pepper and fruit orchards that used to lie on both sides...
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  • View of Chinatown and outskirts of Chinatown, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1890s photograph shows the outskirts of the town with a view of People's Park in the foreground. It was taken from the foot of Pearl's Hill towards Fort Canning Hill. In the distance, the spire of the St. Andrew's Cathedral and the roof of the Police Court can be...
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  • View from Fullerton Building : panoramic view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph of the view of the buildings surrounding the Esplanade (now the Padang) taken from on top of the Fullerton building. From the left is the Victoria Memorial Hall (now Victoria Concert Hall) where the Dalhousie Obelisk is in front of it. Next to it is...
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  • City Hall and the Padang, 1953

    Streets and Places
    General photos of Singapore taken with Roflex in February 1953. [7 of 10]
  • Audience at lion dance performance in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows spectators at a lion dance performance in Chinatown, taken between 1974 and 1976. They include audience watching from the windows on the upper storey of a shophouse and more spectators on the ground floor. Two members of the lion dance troupe are in orange t-shirts. Title devised...
  • Padang, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of the Padang with Singapore Cricket Club building and skyline of the Central Business District in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher at five-foot-way in Chinatown, 1976

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This photograph shows a calligrapher at a five-foot-way in Chinatown, taken in 1976. Behind him, the calligraphies done on red paper with gold Chinese characters are hung on raffia using wooden pegs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Queen Elizabeth Walk, mid-1970s

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the view of the seaside promenade, Queen Elizabeth Walk, at the Esplanade Park. The Civilian War Memorial can be seen in the background on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Padang and Singapore Cricket Club, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of the Padang with Singapore Cricket Club building and skyline of the Central Business District in the background, and the towering OCBC Centre under construction on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows bumboats berthing at the Singapore River, in the vicinity of Boat Quay, with shophouses in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Queen Elizabeth Walk, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows the view of the seaside promenade, Queen Elizabeth Walk, at the Esplanade Park. A lighter carrying goods can be seen entering the mouth of the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion dance troupe in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Organisations · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street view of a lion dance troupe passing by a row of shophouses in Chinatown carrying their gear, taken between 1974 and 1976. A few boys can be seen joining their procession. Spectators can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor area 4 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area. At the foreground is Albert Street. Further up are low-rise buildings and shophouses. Our Lady of Lourdes Church can be seen further back with its tall, white spire towering over the shophouses. Situated nearer to the sea is Sultan Mosque with...
  • Trengganu Street

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows three-storey shophouses flanking a busy Trengganu Street with street stalls along the front, a rickshaw puller, and many passers-by and customers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Street in Chinatown

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows street stalls in front of a row of shophouses along a street in Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • North Bridge Road, near Sultan Mosque

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows a view of North Bridge Road with two-storey shophouses flanking the road and Sultan Mosque, with its dome and minaret, visible at the far end. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor area 3 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area. In the foreground is Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church with its long, narrow arched windows and Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats with the stripe blinds amidst other low-rise buildings and the sea in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown backalley

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    This photograph shows a back alley at Chinatown. A woman carrying a pail of water and two children near a flight of steps can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor area 2 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area with Rochor canal in the foreground, street stalls along the road and rows of shophouses at the back. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor area 1 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows an aerial view of Rochor area with one HDB flat covered with wooden scaffoldings, cars parked by the side of the road, Rochor canal and shophouses at the back. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Little India : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This is a 2009 photograph showing a panoramic view of Little India, with its mixture of shophouses and high-rise buildings. Seen prominently are Mustafa Centre (located at 145 Syed Alwi Road), and Parkroyal at Kitchener Road hotel (located at 181 Kitchener Road). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This is a 2009 photograph showing a panoramic view of Chinatown with rows of shophouses in the foreground, as seen from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) apartment block at Upper Cross Street. Chinatown is Singapore's largest historic district. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This is a 2009 photograph showing a panoramic view of the historic district of Chinatown. Seen prominently in the picture are OG Building, People's Park Centre, Chinatown Point, and People's Park Complex. Title devised by Library staff.