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  • Household appliances shop at Sungei Road, 1977

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a household appliances shop at Sungei Road. Items on sale includes oil lamp, iron, weighing machine and many more. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown medicine shop

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Chinese Medicine Shop. Chinatown S. 19 Mars 77”. This is a photograph of a row of shophouses in Chinatown, taken on 19 March 1977. Signages for a trading company, a Chinese medicinal hall can be seen, while laundries are hung out to dry on bamboo poles,...
  • Chinatown shophouses, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of three shophouses in Chinatown, taken in December 1970. The shophouse in the middle bears the sign in Chinese and in English, "裕成有限公司" and “Joo Seng Co. Ltd” on its tiled façade. An elderly man can be seen standing by the window on the second floor...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1982

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Coleman Bridge in September 1982. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river at Boat Quay. In the foreground of the picture, a goods-laden barge lighter is seen moving along the river. Shophouses...
  • Removing of a street opera stage at Sungei market, 1971

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows some workers removing a street opera stage at Sungei market. Shophouses can be seen on the right and in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sago Lane shophouse : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a shophouse at Sago Lane which provides skin and general health products. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1979 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a shophouse in Chinatown. It has the sign “廣益洗衣” hanging on the wall outside of the shop. The owner of the shop most likely provides laundry services. Some vegetable sellers can be seen selling vegetables in front of the shophouse. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown shophouse, 1972 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a close-up view of a shophouse with a signboard, 廣珍茶莊 (Kwong Chen tea shop), taken in May 1972. The windows have same carving on it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown, 1979 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows an aerial view of Sago Street and Sago Lane in Chinatown with rows of shophouses and street vendors. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hill Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Hill Street taken in December 1970. The picture shows a row of shophouses on the right. Signboards with Chinese words hanging from these shophouses display the shops' names. The distinctive Chinese styled double-eaved roof of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry building can...
  • Club Street shophouses, 1977 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows a view of two shophouses at Club Street. These two-storey shophouses have few architectural details, with transom windows for light and air ventilation above the windows on the upper level. Clothes can be seen hanging out to dry on bamboo poles. Residents of the shophouses also...
  • Bumboats and shophouses at Clarke Quay, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows Clarke Quay (between Coleman Bridge and Read Bridge). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The area has been converted into commercial use for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment needs, with the restoration and redevelopment of...
  • Food centre on Chin Hin Street, 1970 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Food center on Chin Hin Street. Singapore/05.12.70. New Bridge Road & Hongkong Street”. This 1970 photograph shows part of New Bridge Road and the open-air roadside food ’hawker’ centre on the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. The makeshift food stalls with their canvas canopies, tables and chairs,...
  • Procession at China Street and Cross Street, 1977

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide reads: “D. 20 Mars 77. China St/Cross St.” This 1977 photograph shows some celebration going on around China Street and Cross Street. A group of people can be seen moving along in orderly succession. Shophouses can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • North Bridge Road, 1971 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of North Bridge Road taken in October 1971. There are shophouses on both sides of the road. A banner can be seen hanging across the road at the far end. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows rows of shophouses on both sides of Pagoda Street, in Chinatown. Street vendors can be seen setting up stores and selling their goods by the side of the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • All sorts of pau

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “All sorts of pau. D. 20 Mars 77 Sago St”. This 1977 photograph shows street vendors at Smith Street, in Chinatown. They are setting up their stores for business. On the left is a stall selling Chinese steamed buns (pao) from metal steamers. Shophouses can be...
  • Vegetable sellers at Chin Hin Street, 1980

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows vegetable sellers with rattan baskets of vegetables at the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. These baskets are placed at the lower floor of the two-storey shophouses lining the street. Several people in the picture are seen bending over, looking at the vegetables. Vegetable wholesalers used to trade...