April 2, 2018

Singapore in the Mid-1960s Through an Englishman's Lens

These fascinating photos were taken by David Ayres that shows everyday life of Singapore from 1965 to 1967.

Corner of Beach Road and Middle Road; on the right was the Tay Koh Yat ticketing office; about four shops back is the York Kee bar

Dockyard workers going home from Sembawang dockyard

Evening fishing on the south coast of Singapore

Food stall on Albert Street

Hawker stall (the first Satay Club); the building is Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan (Hui Guan) at the junction of Beach Road and Middle Road

In Sembawang village outside the Naval Base

Looking towards the Capitol Theatre

Nee Soon

North Bridge Road

Odeon Cinema

Odeon Theatre, along North Bridge Road

One of the stallholders on the food stalls at Sembawang village

Peter Bar in Sembawang

Raffles Place, just visible on the right is the John Little shopping centre

Raffles Place

Roadside fruit stall

Roadside stalls

Seletar Bar in Sembawang

Sembawang Bar near to the Naval Base entrance

Sembawang food stalls

Sembawang Gate

Singapore by night

Singapore National Theatre

Singapore waterfront; in the distance is Clifford Pier

Street scene in Sembawang

Street scene in Singapore

Street scene in Singapore

Street scene in Singapore

Street scene in Singapore

Street scene in Singapore

The 'chopsticks' civilian war memorial being constructed

The entrance to Jalan Sendudok at Chong Pang Village

The junction of Serangoon Road, Selegie Road and Bukit Timah Road

The Naafi barber shop

The proud owner of his motor scooter at the roadside in Sembawang

A couple of ice cream sellers on a jetty in Northern Singapore, possibly Sembawang

A minor street in downtown Singapore

A traffic warden in Singapore

Admiralty Road, close to the Sembawang gate of the Naval Base

Albert Street stall

Albert Street

An alley in Singapore

At a Singapore arcade

Bluelight Bar in Sembawang

Bras Basah Road; steeple and building on the left is the town convent

Brittania Club Pool

Bugis Street

Bugis Street

Capitol Theatre

Chinese firecrackers

Chinese firecrackers

Clifford Pier

Clifford Pier

Cloth shop, probably Sembawang

Concert Hall at night





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