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Bumboat ride, 1953 : general view



This photograph shows a group of people being ferried in a bumboat, from Clifford Pier. In the early days, bumboats were extensively used for transportation of goods and also for ferrying people along the Singapore River, Rochore, Kallang Rivers and various off-shore islands. A bumboat is also known as 'Tongkang' in Malay and 'Twakow' in Chinese. Donated by Chung Shui Ken and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library staff. HRS3_637. Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Chung Shui Ken.

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