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Senica Photos would like to dedicate this post to our nation’s late founding father, Mr. Lee who passed on on 23rd March 2015.

With the long weekend approaching, the initial intention of this post was to feature Tanjong Pagar Railway station as a place to consider visiting over the weekend, as it’s only open on Public Holidays.

However, while searching for photos of the station, I came across many old photos of Singapore which I have never seen. Familiar places such as North Bridge road, Bugis street, Chinatown etc, were barely recognisable.

Here are some of the amazing photos. Enjoy!

1. Albert St-1966

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Photo Credit: Foundily

2. Chulia Street-1960s

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

3. Orchard Road-1969

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

4. Bras Basah Road-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

5. Capitol Theatre-1953

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

6. Vegetable farm-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

7. Junction of Race Course Lane and Serangoon Road-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

8. Victoria Theatre under construction-1905

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

9. Sembawang-1967

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Photo Credit: Foundily

10. Overseas Union Bank (OUB) godowns-undated

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

11. Albert St-1966

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Photo Credit: Foundily

12. Serangoon Road, 1966

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

13. Fish monger-1972

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Photo Credit: Jean-Claude Latombe

14. Street of Singapore-1972

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Photo Credit: Jean-Claude Latombe

15. Capitol Theatre- 1953

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

16. Singapore River-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

17. Clifford Pier at Collyer Quay-undated

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

18. Singapore General Post Office-1945

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Photo Credit: myfareast.org

19. Day and night market at Jalan Kayu in the 1960s

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Photo Credit: Esther Kofod

20. Chartered Bank-1970

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Photo Credit: Foundily

21. Changi Prison-1950

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Photo Credit: rafchangi.com

22. Changi Village-1962

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

23. Collyer Quay Singapore-1900s

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

24. Bugis Street-undated

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

25. Eu Tong Sen-1970s

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

26. Celebration of Chinese New Year-undated

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Photo Credit: Nostalgic Singapore

27. Household in Chinatown-1960

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

“Upper levels of a shophouse in the Chinatown area. Men engage in conversation on one level while children have a meal a level below them. An urn for religious worship hangs outside the window. A wooden box (right) based on the pulley method is used to haul food bought from street hawkers to the upper floors.”- Simon Mcdonald

 28. Change Alley at Raffles Place-1970

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

29. Satay Club at Beach Road-undated

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

30. Lau Pa Sat- 1970s

31. The junction of Circular Road with North Bridge Road

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

34. Chinatown-1970s

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

35. Public toilet at Clarke Quay-1970s

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

36. Tampines Road and Upper Serangoon Road Junction-undated

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Photo Credit: 4.bp_.blogspot.com

37. Singapore River-undated

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

38. Singapore River-1972

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Photo Credit: Jean-Claude Latombe

39. Kallang Airport-1950

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

40. Singapore River-1980

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Photo Credit: Remember Singapore

41. Collyer Quay-1900

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

42. Bussorah St-1965

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

43. Cathay Cinema-undated

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

44. Old Ponggol Seafood Restaurant-undated

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Photo Credit: National Library Board

45. Tanjong Pagar railway station-undated

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

46. Charcoal Traders-undated

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

47. Chinatown Market-1983

Also the year where street hawkers were told to move out.

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Photo Credit: Nostalgic Singapore

48. The Entrance to Happy World Amusement Park-1946

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Photo Credit: Esther Kofod

49. Chijmes-1945

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

50. Chijmes-undated

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

51. Skyline of Singapore-1950

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Photo Credit: Foundily

52. Chinatown Market-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

53. Cathay Cinema-1956

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

54. Plaza Singapura-undated

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Photo Credit: Capitaland Malls

55. Tank Road railway station-1900

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

56. Masjid Sultan Mosque-undated

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Photo Credit: Singas.co.uk

57. New Bridge Road-undated

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

58. Bugis Street eatery-undated
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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

59. Drive-in movie theatre at Jurong

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

60. Empress Place-undated

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

62. Queen St-undated

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

63. Admirable Samsui women-undated

According to the uploader, the samsui women in the picture were involved in the construction of a HDB.

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

64. Singapore Airlines at Paya Lebar Airport-1970s

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Photo Credit: Derek Tait

66. Tanjong Pagar Police Station-undated

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

67. Opium Den-1941

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Photo Credit: Simon Mcdonald

68. C K Tang Department Store at Orchard Road-1960s

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Photo Credit: National Archive Singapore

69. Fortune-teller in Chinatown-1960s

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Photo Credit: nowhere.per.sg

Wow you made it here! 🙂 These old photos of Singapore illustrate our nation’s amazing transition into what we are today. We hope you share these nostalgic memories with your family and friends!

If you have any old photos of Singapore that you’d like to share with us, please drop us your photo at [email protected]!

Reader’s Contribution

虎豹别墅, Haw Par Villa-1962/1963

 

Photo: Richard Pang