Photo: Photographer: Harrison Forman
Singapore, user IDs, money and opium packets at opium plant, 1941
Photo: Photographer: Harrison Forman
Singapore, view from outside opium plant factory buildings, 1950
Photo: Photographer: Harrison Forman
Singapore, view inside opium den, 1941

 Prior to 1943, these dens were legally required to close by 9 pm. However, most smokers would retire to makeshift quarters inside these dens to continue their vice till midnight. The rooms inside were lined with wooden benches. Men in pairs shared a dim lamp between them and smoked leisurely whilst lying on the benches.
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Photographer: Harrison Forman
Singapore, view inside opium den, 1941

 Prior to 1943, these dens were legally required to close by 9 pm. However, most smokers would retire to makeshift quarters inside these dens to continue their vice till midnight. The rooms inside were lined with wooden benches. Men in pairs shared a dim lamp between them and smoked leisurely whilst lying on the benches.