This is a photograph which shows a section of the Singapore River. The bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) are partly covered by the hanging roots or branches of a tree. In the background, more bumboats are seen against the backdrop of a row of shophouses. The man in the sampan looks like he is fishing, as he is holding on to what seems to be a transparent net. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007