A street in Singapore in the early 1960s

Singapore street

I’ve titled this picture ‘A street in Singapore in the early 1960s’ because the other pictures in the series suggest that is the location, but it’s possible it isn’t Singapore at all. It was¬†taken on 127 format colour slide film and the exposure was long enough to capture the movement of the car and bike as they went on their way, although colour slide film was actually quite slow, so in order to make the whole scene focussed, the shutter speed was probably about 1/125 or even 1/50.

As for the scene itself, it depicts a temple of some sort, on the corner of a street junction with cyclists and cars forming the traffic. In the background on the right is a Ford Prefect car which could be parked or could be driving slowly.

I’ve marked the location as Singapore on the map since I don’t have any evidence that it isn’t, but the exact location is unknown.

Photo categories : Car|Church|Cycle or Motor BikeDate Picture Taken: Unknown
Singapore street

The Location of this picture is shown below

This photo features in a series. Click any picture below to see it.
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  • Fruit and veg seller in Singapore market 1960s
  • Boats moored on the Singapore River
  • Candid shot in Singapore
  • Fruit stall in Singapore market
  • Man in garden at RAF Seletar
  • Singapore market stall holder early 1960s
  • Sago lane in Singapore in the early 1960s
  • Woman on the steps of quarters at RAF Seletar
  • Baskets of Pineapple at the Lee Pineapple Company
  • Having a haircut
  • Slide night
  • A group of ladies in Singapore
  • Boats Quay on the Singapore river
  • Boat in Singapore harbour
  • Modern Church in Singapore
  • A beach in Singapore in the early 1960s
  • Singapore street
  • Mowing the path
  • Boats in Singapore
  • Two ladies in Singapore
  • Square in Singapore
  • Singapura Intercontinental hotel
  • Singapore in the early 1960s
  • Loading a boat in Singapore early 1960s
  • Loading a lorry in Singapore, early 1960s
  • Boats moored
  • A street in Singapore in the early 1960s
  • Gathering water from the river in Singapore
  • RAF Officer portrait
  • Servicemans quarters
  • Group of friends
  • Swimming pool
  • Drinks stall in Singapore
  • Service homes at RAF Seletar
  • Yacht club
  • Market in Singapore
  • Morris Minor by the General Post Office
  • Snapshot through a car window
  • Swimming pool at RAF Seletar
  • Family at home
  • Group in Singapore
  • Raffles Place, Singapore
  • Robinsons Dept store in Raffles Place, Singapore
  • Raffles Place - Singapore
  • Swimming Pool - RAF Seletar
  • RAF plane at Seletar
  • Cinema in Singapore - early 1960s
  • Singapore market sellers - early 1960s
  • Wargraves

One Thought to “A street in Singapore in the early 1960s”

  1. Christopher Lim

    The large old photo shown is Georgetown City, Penang and not, Singapore.

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