North Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Canning Lane : general view [15]

This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Also known as tongkangs or twakows, these bumboats were an important form of transportation in the trade activities taking place at the Singapore River in the early days. 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>>Streets and Places
  • Commerce and Industry>>Transportation
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Commercial Buildings
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Residential Buildings
  • Boat Quay (Singapore)--Photographs
  • Singapore River (Singapore)--Photographs
  • Wharves--Singapore--Boat Quay--Photographs
  • Work boats--Singapore--Boat Quay--Photographs
  • Shophouses--Singapore--Boat Quay--Photographs

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