This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a marine policeman, with a rifle by his side, on duty to protect the rice cargo ship from pirates. In the background from the centre, there is the Union Building followed by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and Fullerton Building (now known as Fullerton Hotel). Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.