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  • Anderson Bridge : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1979 photograph shows Anderson Bridge at the Singapore River. Set against the skyline is the clock tower that bridges Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore river vicinity, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the vicinity of Singapore River. There is a godown on the left, by the side of the river. Liang Court is partially hidden on the right. Joining the two sides is the Ord Bridge in the middle. In the distance, looming against the skyline are ComCentre, owned...
  • Mt. Faber Loop Danish Seamen's Mission building : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · M. Ashif Padili
    This 2003 photograph shows a close-up of the Mt. Faber Loop Danish Seamen's Mission building. It shows a view of a tower with its distinct red bricks and white walls. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chulia Street, 1970s : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows roads and buildings in the Chulia Street area (near present day Raffles Place). Several landmark locations and buildings, such as the Padang, the Civilian War Memorial, and OCBC Centre, are visible in the far distance. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Postbox, storyboards : side view

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    Shown in this photograph are posters with explanations of the concepts behind the painted postboxes, located around the city, in the designers' own words. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cavenagh Bridge, 2003 : panoramic view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Transportation · Heirwin Mohd Nasir
    This 2003 photograph shows a panoramic view of Cavenagh Bridge across the Singapore river. Originally designed as a drawbridge, it was subsequently found to be suitable only as a fixed structure. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Istana porch and entrance door : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph was taken during one of the Istana Open House days. A policeman stands on guard to the side of the front porch before the entrance to the Istana. A short flight of stairs lead up to the entrance which is sealed off by iron gates. Date of creation...
  • Wall tiles : close-up

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows the coloured square tiles of a house near Joo Chiat Place that are distinctive features of Peranakan homes. Flowers and geometrical designs are painted on these decorative tiles. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens, bandstand : panoramic view

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph captures the panoramic view of the bandstand, with the surrounding yellow leaved rain trees, in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wooden window : general view [2]

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a wooden window with padlock, typically found in godowns. Sunlight illuminates the wall and the shutters which have been left slightly ajar. The window is fitted with four hinges to stop the window from flapping when opened. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library...
  • Lim Bo Seng Memorial, 1960s : general view [1]

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of a couple walking past the Lim Bo Seng memorial as some children take a closer look. The 3.5 m high pagoda was officially unveiled at the Esplanade on 29 June 1954 as a remembrance of the sacrifice the World War II martyr had given for...
  • Nagore Durgha Shrine, 2008 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Singapore. Preservation of Monuments Board
    This is a 2008 photograph of the Nagore Dargah Shrine at Telok Ayer Street. The shrine has two arched windows flanking an arched doorway, with columns in between. Nagore Durgha was gazetted a national monument on 29 November 1974. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Street lamps : general view [2]

    Arts · Tay, Lionel
    This photograph shows some street lamps, erected on a pavement leading to the National Museum of Singapore. Tree crowns can be seen at the bottom right of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bridge in Henderson, 1969 or 1970 : general view

    Personalities · Streets and Places · Arts
    A young man posing at a corner of a bridge at Henderson. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. HRS3_062
  • Kampong houses : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows attap-roofed houses in a kampong. The two houses seen in the middle ground serve as shops. Stacks of rattan fish traps are displayed outside each house. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • Wooden window : general view [1]

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a wooden window with padlock, typically found in godowns. The fully opened shutters reveal vertical iron bars with a single horizontal bar across the centre to deter theft of goods. A window latch on the inside provides added security. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised...
  • Lim Bo Seng Memorial, 1970s : general view

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph depicting two boys posing at the Esplanade. In the background is the Lim Bo Seng Memorial. The monument was built in remembrance of the war hero of Singapore who led the anti-Japanese resistance movement during World War II until he was captured and tortured to death....
  • Padlocked wooden window : general view

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a padlocked wooden window, typically found in godowns. Sunlight illuminates the closed shutters and the wall around it. The window is fitted with four hinges to prevent it from flapping when opened. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Stilt houses over water, postcard

    Streets and Places · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a postcard from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several houses which are built on stilts over the water. A group of ducks are swimming in the water, in the foreground. A caption on the postcard reads “Malay House, Singapore”. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Clifford Pier : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph of Clifford Pier includes an aerial view of the area surrounding it. Collyer Quay with its commercial buildings, is visible in the photograph, along with the old General Post Office. In the foreground is the sea where boats and bumboats can be seen. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Door grille : close-up

    Arts · Wong, Lily
    This photograph shows the door grille with intricate patterns of a house in Joo Chiat. It serves both functional and decorative purposes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Freemasons' Hall, 1879 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of Freemasons' Hall building which was built in 1879. The society has a vast and diverse international membership. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Istana : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows the frontal side view of the Istana. Taken on one of the Istana Open House day, a group of visitors can be seen walking towards the back of the building. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lorong Bachok shophouse wall tiles, 1982 : close-up [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the ceramic wall tiles with repeated floral motifs of a shophouse on Lorong Bachok. Title devised by Library staff.
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