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  • Traditional Chinese paper offerings shop in Chinatown, 1971

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: ““Deo, S’pore, 18 Dec 1971.” This 1971 photograph depicts a shop in Chinatown that makes paper offerings for the afterlife. A paper replica of a house is placed at the shop's entrance. The light wooden or bamboo frame of the paper house can be seen, as...
  • Paper house offering on a lorry at Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1977

    Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a paper house offering on a lorry at Sago Lane in Chinatown ready for delivery. A worker can be seen making some final arrangement. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Paper offerings at a funeral during circuit breaker period

    Heritage and Culture · Politics and Government · Linda Lim Peck Lian
    "May 13 was a day when my brother-in-law passed away after a long bout of illness. His son & grandson arrived in Singapore from Gold Coast and just checked into a hotel to fulfill their SHN stay requirement. It was a stressful period for the family who was observing a...