French photographer in his 80s donates 182 of his old photos of 1970s S’pore street life
Much has changed but there are vestiges of the past.
Old photos of Singapore have surfaced plenty of times.
Take for instance this set of photos taken by an Australian photographer between 1979 to 1981:
Or these photos from 1966:
Recently, another set of photos have surfaced. This time, taken by French photographer Paul Piollet, who is in his 80s now.
Paul Piollet in Singapore
Piollet was in Singapore in the 1970s and captured many photos of street-life here.
This included street food vendors, street opera, and even funerals.
Recently, Piollet donated 182 photos of Singapore to the National Archives of Singapore (NAS).
All the photos can be viewed online.
Here are some of them:
Not all photographs are labelled
Most of the photographs in NAS come with a description of the place where the photo was taken.
However, some photographs have not been labelled.
The exact locations might have already been built over today. But those who might recognise these places can provide more information to contextualise these images.
Corner coffee shop:
Anyone who knows where these photos were taken may submit information via the individual links for each photo.
Top photo composite image. Photos by Paul Piollet, via NAS