This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the Esplanade (present day Padang), with the Singapore Cricket Club in the foreground on the left. The Esplanade was a popular recreational area for cricket, rugby and evening strolls. In the background, Hotel de L'Europe and the spire of St Andrew's Cathedral can be seen. Date of creation estimated.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.