Wives at Home

Meena Tamang (left) with other Gurkhas’ wives gathered at home. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Wives at Home

Meena Tamang (left) with other Gurkhas’ wives gathered at home. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Dasain Party at the Drill Shed 1971

Dasain Party at the Drill Shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Dasain Party at the Drill Shed 1971

Dasain Party at the Drill Shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Beside Block L 1973

Beside Block L inside Mount Vernon Camp, the Gurkha wives pose for a photograph wearing their sari. The laundry area can be seen in the background. Date: 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Beside Block L 1973

Beside Block L inside Mount Vernon Camp, the Gurkha wives pose for a photograph wearing their sari. The laundry area can be seen in the background. Date: 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives at Block I 1973

Gurkha wives at Block I inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 19 February 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives at Block I 1973

Gurkha wives at Block I inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 19 February 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa’s Family Photo 1966

Family photo of Jhabe Thapa, his wife and daughter Manu Thapa at the Paya Lebar studio. The people working at the studio convinced him that photographs taken in a heart shape will look better. Date: 1966. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa

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Jhabe Thapa’s Family Photo 1966

Family photo of Jhabe Thapa, his wife and daughter Manu Thapa at the Paya Lebar studio. The people working at the studio convinced him that photographs taken in a heart shape will look better. Date: 1966. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa

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Inspector DB Thapa in Uniform

Inspector DB Thapa takes a photograph at Inspector Block at Mount Vernon Camp. This ceremonial dress is worn on parade and special occasions like National Day, Police Day. Date: 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Inspector DB Thapa in Uniform

Inspector DB Thapa takes a photograph at Inspector Block at Mount Vernon Camp. This ceremonial dress is worn on parade and special occasions like National Day, Police Day. Date: 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa’s Children 1976

Family portrait taken at Paya Lebar studio. Jhabe Thapa had three daughters and one son. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa’s Children 1976

Family portrait taken at Paya Lebar studio. Jhabe Thapa had three daughters and one son. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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At the Living Room, in Uniform 1985

Jhabe Thapa taking a photograph in his living room just after he completed his duty in uniform. His family lives at Block Q, where the sergeants stay, inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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At the Living Room, in Uniform 1985

Jhabe Thapa taking a photograph in his living room just after he completed his duty in uniform. His family lives at Block Q, where the sergeants stay, inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Gurkhas at New Year’s Party 1985

Singapore Gurkhas having a New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Gurkhas at New Year’s Party 1985

Singapore Gurkhas having a New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer's Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985.

New Year’s Party 1985

New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer's Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985.

New Year’s Party 1985

New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Visiting Haw Par Villa

Jhabe Thapa and his wife visited Haw Par Villa during his holiday break. They were on holiday. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Visiting Haw Par Villa

Jhabe Thapa and his wife visited Haw Par Villa during his holiday break. They were on holiday. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

Jhabe & Bikash Thapa by the beach 1979

Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

Jhabe & Bikash Thapa by the beach 1979

Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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At the Officer’s Mess

The Gurkhas having a drink with Lawrence (second from right), a photographer hired for most shoots inside Mount Vernon Camp at the officer’s mess. There is ongoing construction in the background. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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At the Officer’s Mess

The Gurkhas having a drink with Lawrence (second from right), a photographer hired for most shoots inside Mount Vernon Camp at the officer’s mess. There is ongoing construction in the background. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Neighbour’s Daughters 1985

Shova Gurung with her neighbour’s twin daughters Prina and Tina Limbu. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Neighbour’s Daughters 1985

Shova Gurung with her neighbour’s twin daughters Prina and Tina Limbu. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Home at Block ‘R’ 1985

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) and his wife, Shova Gurung at home located at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Home at Block ‘R’ 1985

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) and his wife, Shova Gurung at home located at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Wives at East Coast Park 1984

Singapore Gurkha wives by the beach at East Coast Park. Date: 24 Nov 1984. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Wives at East Coast Park 1984

Singapore Gurkha wives by the beach at East Coast Park. Date: 24 Nov 1984. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Dancing at East Coast Park 1983

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) dancing with his wife, Shova Gurung at East Coast Park. Date: June, 1983. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Dancing at East Coast Park 1983

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) dancing with his wife, Shova Gurung at East Coast Park. Date: June, 1983. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Pasir Ris Park Picnic 1978

Picnic at Pasir Ris Park, with Singapore Gurkhas from the same district. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Pasir Ris Park Picnic 1978

Picnic at Pasir Ris Park, with Singapore Gurkhas from the same district. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Trip to Zoo 1983

Gurkha wives and their children visiting the Singapore Zoo. The wives are all neighbours at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. This was Shova Gurung’s first year in Singapore. Date: 1983. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Trip to Zoo 1983

Gurkha wives and their children visiting the Singapore Zoo. The wives are all neighbours at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. This was Shova Gurung’s first year in Singapore. Date: 1983. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Taking a break at Pulau Tekong 1982

Enjoying some rest time at Pulau Tekong with Kaji Rai (9260) on the right, for recruit training in Singapore. Seated on the left, Krishna Bahadur Gurung’s (4930) first batch of recruits was trained in Hong Kong for close to 10

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Taking a break at Pulau Tekong 1982

Enjoying some rest time at Pulau Tekong with Kaji Rai (9260) on the right, for recruit training in Singapore. Seated on the left, Krishna Bahadur Gurung’s (4930) first batch of recruits was trained in Hong Kong for close to 10

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