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May 25, 2013

Rare Color Photos of Singapore From the 1950s and 1960s

The emergence of Singapore as the heart of Asia’s economy has come with many challenges. From its days as a small and underdeveloped nation, Singapore has emerged from the tumultuous financial, social and political changes over the years to transform into the first-world metropolis that it is today.

But back in the 1950s and 1960s when people had no care about the paper chase or the 5Cs. The children played bare-foot in the fields while adults crouched at the steps of their attap houses and work was just for feeding the mouths under the same zinc roof. The 1950s and 1960s also saw the rise of cultural icons that eventually shaped Singapore.


  1. Nice job done by you.. we really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing with us. :)
    Ballpoint Pen

  2. Hi,
    I’m from a design agency based in Singapore and I was wondering if I am able to use some of the photos for a publication. I would also like to know more about the conditions of use and copyright statement. For any inquiries, email me at
    Will look forward for your reply! Thank You!




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