The Streets of Singapore


The Streets of Singapore


In the summer of 2006, Professor Phua and five students (LiFong Chen, Emily Harsen, Douglas Kaufman, Jason Loh, and Conor Quinn) went to Singapore on a research trip to study the social construction of Chineseness among Chinese Singaporeans. This selection of images was taken during the trip and is organized into three categories Food, Religion and City.

Items in the The Streets of Singapore Collection

Store fronts
Signs of a Chinese restaurant

Crowded streets
The streets of Chinatown are filled with people every day.

Stores of Toa Payoh
Walking through shops selling various goods.

Newspaper Stand
A newspaper vendor eats lunch while customers browse.

Chinatown Overpass
Atop one of Chinatown's overpass is a place to relax.

Outside the National Library
A man rests on a ledge outside of Singapore's National Library.

Sitting in Toa Payoh
A mother and son taking a rest in Toa Payoh.

Streets of Little India
A street in Little India.

Singapore's Merlion
The Merlion Fountain, seen from the Esplanade.