South Boat Quay, from Read Bridge, 1983 : general view

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This 1983 photograph shows South Boat Quay, westwards from Read Bridge. The Singapore River can be seen in the photograph. Also known as tongkangs or twakows, bumboats were an important form of transportation in the trade activities taking place at the Singapore River in the early days. 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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