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  • Man posing at Cheang Hong Lim Place, 1970s : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows a man standing near old shophouses at Cheang Hong Lim Place. Laundry being hung on bamboo poles to dry, can be seen sticking out from the windows. The scene is reflected in a puddle of rainwater. Donated by Ang Tiong Cheng, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Chulia Street buildings, circa 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970 photograph shows a street scene at Chulia Street. There are cars parked in front of China Building, the old OCBC headquarters, to the right of the photograph. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, China Building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its...
  • Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, 1986 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a cityscape view of the Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, as seen across from Beach Road. It shows the low rise Raffles Hotel in the foreground and The Westin Stamford alongside sister hotel, The Westin Plaza in the background. (The Westin Stamford has been renamed...
  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • RSAF Open House, 1986 : general view [1]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House at Paya Lebar Airport. Visitors to the event were treated to a display showcasing different types of military aircraft, armoured vehicles and weapons systems. In the background is the apron control office and waving gallery of the passenger...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building),...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building), CPF Building...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay, 1976 : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre taken at night. The well-lit bank building, set against the night sky, stands in contrast to the darken area of Boat Quay and the Singapore River. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 11 cm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Victoria Memorial Hall, 1960s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Victoria Memorial Hall, located at the heart of Singapore's civic district. Now known as the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the landmark has performed a wide range of functions from political meetings to stage performances since it was constructed in 1862. The...
  • Raffles City, 1986 : interior [7]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is of the interior atrium of the then, newly built Raffles City Shopping Centre, with a semicircular opening for the escalators as the focal point. The ceiling lights along the semicircular opening are reflected on the floor's surface. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Beach Road shophouse, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This 1970s photograph shows the façade of a 2-storey shophouse at Beach Road. Discolouration is seen on the walls, while the roof of this weather-worn building has partly collapsed. Several panels are missing from the shophouse windows on the second storey. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the...
  • City Hall area, 1970s : aerial view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Presented in this black-and-white photograph is an aerial view of the City Hall area taken in the late 1970s. Landmarks include Saint Andrew's Cathedral, War Memorial Park, the Padang, Fort Canning Park at the top left corner and the land where Raffles City is presently located, in which the ground-breaking...
  • SIA Computer Centre, 1984 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Singapore Airlines Computer Centre with some clouds in the sky and a carpark in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Paya Lebar Police Station, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a 1982s photograph of the colonial-style building of the Paya Lebar Police Station as seen from a traffic junction. Flags adorn the walls of the government building in the run-up to the country's National Day. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Singapore city skyline : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the city against Singapore's skyline. Pictured on the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel. In the background are financial and office buildings. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raffles City and Padang : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a game of rugby being played at the Padang with the Raffles City area as a backdrop. Set against the city skyline is the spire of St. Andrew's Cathedral on the left and the Raffles City Shopping and Convention Centre, Westin Plaza (now known as...
  • Shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road, late 1940s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road. The signboard of this weather-worn shophouse shows Kim Bee and the Anchor Beer logo suggests that a pub was in operation. Photograph donated by Teo Eng Teck and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_498. Date of creation estimated....
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1964 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1964 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • Marina Bay waterfront and financial district skyline : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the skyline of Singapore's central business district. Financial skyscrapers at the central business district form a scenic backdrop against boats in the bay. Some of the office buildings include the Temasek Tower (now known as 8 Shenton Way), DBS Tower, UIC...
  • OCBC Centre : interior [11]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the banking hall and mezzanine of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. The spacious, carpeted hall is decorated with flowers for the bank's inauguration. Below the green banner is a counter. The atmosphere is both grand and pleasant. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with cars parked both around and at the centre. The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, stands on the left. The Department Store was destroyed by a fire in 1972 and the current site is...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River, 1977 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River. A bumboat is passing under the Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River at night. The Elgin Bridge can be seen in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...