Former Nagore Dargah

This postcard is part of a set acquired by the museum. The collection provides a glimpse into the physical and social landscape of Singapore during the 19th and 20th century which were characterised by European colonialism, the Japanese Occupation, and the post-war years. These postcards also give a glimpse into the type of architecture that was seen in Singapore in those days, as well as the range of activities, businesses, trades, and industries that the people of Singapore were involved in at that time. Some of these postcards still contain the original handwriting of the senders themselves.The Former Nagore Dargah is situated on the historic Telok Ayer Street, a short distance from Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, Al-Abrar Mosque, Thian Hock Keng, and the Former Keng Teck Whay Building. Erected by the Chulia community, the magnificent building testifies to their presence in Chinatown in the past and also to their contributions to early colonial Singapore's economy.