Location: 8 Spottiswoode Park Road
Created in December 2015
Provision Shop presents about 30 years of history: the sale of ice that was common in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as biscuit tins and machines used to grate coconut which were common in provision shops in the 1970s and 1980s.
Prior to the proliferation of supermarkets, provision shops catered to the people’s needs, selling a variety of goods such as dried foodstuff, sundries and kitchenware, freshly-grated coconut and ice blocks.
“Hui An” (惠安) on the shop’s signboard refers to a county in Fujian province in China, where many of the early Chinese immigrants journeyed from in the 19th century to Singapore, which is represented as “Sin Chew” (新洲) on the bamboo blind of the provision shop.