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  • Neil Road house, wood sculpture : close-up

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows intricate wood carvings depicting a Chinese figurative scene. It is featured on an ancestral shrine (kum), seen in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shopping tycoon Wee Bin) residence. Such shrines usually contains the ancestral tablets of the family. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Neil Road house, wood carvings with Chinese figurative scenes : close-up [1]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows intricate wood carvings depicting Chinese figurative scenes. It is seen on the door panel of a kitchen cabinet, found in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shopping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. The house has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock...
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  • Neil Road house, wood carvings with Chinese figurative scenes : close-up [2]

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows intricate wooden carvings depicting a Chinese figurative scene. It is seen on a kitchen cabinet, found in the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shopping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road. The house has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House Museum....
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  • Neil Road house, bas-relief : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows decorative bas-relief panels, featuring Chinese figurative scenes. They were featured on the front façade of the Wee family (descendants of 19th century shipping tycoon Wee Bin) residence on Neil Road, which has since been converted into the Tan Cheng Lock Baba House Museum. Title devised by...
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  • Neil Road house, wood carving : close-up

    Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a wood carving hanging on a wall in a house on Neil Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tan Kim Seng Fountain, 1960s : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of Chew Cher Neo at the Tan Kim Seng Memorial Fountain, at Esplanade. The memorial was unveiled in 1882. Donated by Chew Cher Neo and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_706. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Posing at Mount Faber, 1968 : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Dorothy Seah's mother posing next to a structure that was the trademark of Mount Faber. Dorothy says: "The structure acts as a fence, built to protect the pole with a 'ball' at the top. My mother said that the 'ball' would illuminate at night with...
  • At Merlion Park, early 1970s : full-length portrait

    Politics and Government · Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of a lady standing next to the small Merlion at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier. Situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol, the Merlion cub is 2 m tall and weighs three tonnes. The bigger Merlion weighs 70 tonnes and...
  • The Merlion, 1973 : side view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    Shown in the picture at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier, is the Merlion which weighs 70 tonnes and is 8.6m high. The part-fish, part-lion icon was situated at the mouth of the Singapore River as a tourism symbol. Photograph donated by Monita Lee, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_169....
  • Two children at Kallang Park, 1967 : front view

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Arts
    This photograph shows two children standing in front of a stone lion statue at Kallang Park in 1967. The stone lion statue was formerly located at the entrance of the Nicoll Highway. It has since been relocated to the entrance of the SAFTI Military Institute. Photograph donated by Khoo Twon...
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [1]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a group photograph of thirteen people at the Ceramic Exhibition taken in 1999. Among them are Prof. Edwin Thumboo and Prof. Lim Pin, standing on the second row. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB.Title devised by Library staff.
  • At Merlion Park, 1970s : two people

    Arts · Politics and Government · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Teng Hwee Tiang's two daughters standing in front of the Merlion cub at Merlion Park, dressed in identical red tops and brown shorts. The Merlion Cub measures two metres high and is located 28 metres behind the Merlion, standing guard at the mouth of the...
  • Cenotaph War Memorial, 1960s : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This picture shows a general view of the Cenotaph War Memorial, which commemorates the sacrifice of the men who perished during World War I and World War II. Around the monument is the lush foliage of trees and shrubs. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow...
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [3]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of Prof. Lim Pin having his hand pressed into clay at the Ceramic Exhibition in 1999. Looking on are Prof. Edwin Thumboo and Mr. Iskandar Jalil. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tan Kim Seng Memorial Fountain : general view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Personalities
    This photograph shows the Tan Kim Seng Memorial Fountain at the Esplanade. It was unveiled in 1882. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Woman at Collyer Quay, 1977 : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1977 photograph of Michael Tan's mother, posing for a photograph at Collyer Quay. In the background is the Merlion, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River at Merlion Park. Presently it is located adjacent to One Fullerton. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed...
  • Merlion Park, 1970s : general view

    Arts · Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph depicts the Merlion cub, at the Merlion Park near Clifford Pier. The smaller part-fish, part-lion icon is 2 m high and weighs three tonnes. In the background is the bigger Merlion which weighs 70 tonnes and is 8.6 m high. They are situated at the mouth of the...
  • Prof. Edwin Thumboo at the Ceramic Exhibition : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Events · Arts · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a half-length portrait of Prof. Edwin Thumboo making an address to the audience at the Ceramic Exhibition that was held in 1999. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ceramic Exhibition : group photograph [2]

    Arts · Events · Edwin Thumboo Collection
    This is a photograph of Prof. Edwin Thumboo talking to Prof. Lim Pin and Mr. Iskandar Jalil at the Ceramic Exhibition taken in 1999. This photograph is part of the collection donated by Edwin Thumboo to NLB. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cenotaph, 1960s : group photograph

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a group photograph taken at the Cenotaph War Memorial. The memorial was unveiled on 31 March 1922. It was built in memory of Singaporeans who died during the World War. Donated by Chew Cher Neo and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_707. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • Cenotaph War Memorial, 1960s : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This picture shows a side view of the Cenotaph War Memorial, which commemorates the sacrifice of the men who perished during World War I and World War II. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion statue, 1958 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation · Arts
    This photograph shows a lady carrying a child standing in front of a stone lion statue at the Kallang Park. The statue was relocated from Nicoll Highway to Kallang Park in the 1970s and is now at the entrance of the SAFTI Military Institute. Photograph donated by Liew Soi Kin...
  • Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, 1890s : general view

    Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles erected on the Esplanade (now Padang). The St. Andrews' Cathedral can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Roberts Lane statue shop : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a1982 photograph showing statues placed outside a shop at Roberts Lane. The road mentioned is in the Little India area. Title devised by Library staff.
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