Singapore


Busy cargo barges at the Singapore River. Image scanned from a colour slide taken in December, 1978.


The famous Cavenagh Bridge in Singapore, 1980. Image scanned from a colour slide.


A glimpse of everyday life at Singapore’s Chinatown. Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1980.


Entrance to the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and
150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations
of various aspects of Confucianism. In 1986 the Singapore Tourism Board took charge of the premises
and renamed it “Haw Par Villa Dragon World.” Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


One of the many imaginative, sometimes grotesque, figures at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore.
The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from
Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


Buddha figure at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant
dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a colour slide taken in December 1978.


Mythologic figures at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant
dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


Buddha figure at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


Mythologic figures at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas
depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a B&W negative taken in 1980.


Mythologic figures at the Tiger Balm Garden in Singapore. The park was built in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas
depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
Image scanned from a B/W negative taken in 1980.


The snake charmer’s assistant looking after the snakes while they waited to join the performance at a cultural show in Singapore.
The species shown here is a Gold-Ringed Cat Snake or Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila), a mildly venomous, rear-fanged species,
which can grow to a length of 2.5 meters. Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


A snake charmer performing at a cultural show in Singapore. Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1978.


An Indian dance troupe performing at a cultural show in Singapore, 1978. The photo was taken at
the very moment the music stopped. The girl’s long, black ponytail had not yet come to a rest.
The troupe was introduced as being Gypsies, but I have recently been told that this style is called
Bharata Natyam, the most ancient and classical form of dance from India, dating back at
least 3500 years. Scanned from a colour slide. Lens Blur added to the rather busy background.


Singapore never sleeps. Streets, shops, markets and the whole inner city are fully alive around the clock. Fascinating indeed. Picture taken around midnight at one of the night markets. Image scanned from a B/W film taken in December, 1978.


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