The Tan Kim Seng fountain

Built to honour businessman and philanthropist Tan Kim Seng, the Victorian-style fountain was erected in Fullerton Square in 1882. It was later shifted to Queen Elizabeth Walk in 1925. This photograph was donated by Si Jing (pen name of Ng Soo Lui), a prolific female writer in the Chinese community who has written extensively on her childhood and life in Chinatown. Her husband, Huang Da Li, was an amateur photographer.