Geylang Police Station in the 1880s : general view


This photograph, presumably taken between 1880 and 1889, shows a view of the Geylang Police Station. The Singapore Police Force is believed to have been formed in 1819 with just eleven men under Francis James Bernard (son-in-law of William Farquhar). The force in early Singapore was headed by the Europeans, and made up primarily of Malays and Indians. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.

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  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Civic and Administrative Buildings
  • Police stations--Singapore--Photographs

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