This 1870 photograph shows a view of the Singapore River. Once the centre of trade, commercial and economic activities, the Singapore River is of great historical importance in the development of early Singapore. The river can be seen congested with sampans, with Elgin Bridge in the background. An identifical panorama can be found in Liu (1999), p. 52. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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