This 1900s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows the grandstand in the old racecourse, at Farrer Park. Built in 1842, the racecourse became a sports and recreational hub for the Europeans and created employment for the early settlers from Java and India. Title from inscription, on front of photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.