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Chinese Tongkang : general view


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This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese tongkang, a familiar sight at that time as they were widely used for transport purposes along the rivers in Singapore and also along the coast of the mainland and the other nearby islands. In the far right is the SS Hong Kheng, a British passenger ship. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." 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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