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  • Marina Bay : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Marina Bay, located in the central area of Singapore. There are many boats in the bay, while a port and container ships can be seen partially in the background. Seen on the right are prominent landmarks such as Clifford Pier, One Fullerton and...
  • Marina Bay : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Tang, Kian Cheong
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Marina Bay, located in the central area of Singapore. There are many boats in the bay, while a port and container ships can be seen partially in the background. In the foreground is Pan Pacific Singapore, a hotel located in Marina Centre. No...
  • Two men sitting in a boat

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Foo, Chin Hwa
    This photograph shows two men sitting at the bow of one of the boats docked at a yacht club. They appear to be having a relaxing time on the boat. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pier : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows a pier on the Johor Strait. Several sailing boats can be seen and the land mass in the background is actually Johor, Malaysia. The photographer's notes state that this is a pier at Y Marina, in the vicinity of Tanjong Irau. These places no longer exist...
  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows two vessels near the shores off Amber Road. These vessels are probably a piling barge and a reclaimer vessel used for land reclamation. A boundary is also seen to be constructed in the sea near the vessels. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road land reclamation work : general view [12]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a boundary that is constructed for land reclamation works in the sea at Amber Road. Some boats and buildings can be seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a view of the sea along Amber Road, taken most likely from a building. Some boats can be seen parked on the beach and people are spotted swimming in the sea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road sea view, 1967 : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. Two people in a small boat are featured in the foreground while a large ship is seen near the horizon. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road, boats : close-up

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some boats on the beach at Amber Road. These boats, also known as sampan, were commonly used in the past for fishing and short range transportation. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [11]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. A boundary, which is constructed for land reclamation works is spotted further away in the sea. A boat can be seen parked on the beach. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [9]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the sea boundary seen off the shore along Amber Road. Sand deposits around the boundary and a vessel, which is probably a spreader ship, are featured. A small boat is spotted on the left foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Keppel Harbour, 1979

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a bumboat passing Keppel Harbour. Ships can be seen docking at the harbour. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anderson Bridge, 1973 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This 1973 photograph shows Anderson Bridge spanning the mouth of Singapore River. The bridge was built in 1910 to accommodate Singapore's increasing volume of traffic. Boats plying along the river pass through under the bridge. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_424. Title...
  • 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.
  • Springtime Boating Lake, 1969 : group photograph

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This is a group photograph of Yong Mei Lin and her friends, outside Springtime Boating Lake. The photograph shows four young women in a standing pose. In a squatting pose are three young men in front of the women. The signboard on the building just behind the group, has the...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured nearby is the well-lit OCBC Centre, as well as other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised...
  • Bumboats at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some bumboats at Singapore River. In the foreground is a bumboat with "painted eyes" that enables it to 'see' any danger ahead. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Boats docked near Clifford Pier, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    Bumboats, synonymous with the growth and development of Singapore, are docked near Clifford Pier. During the pre-air travel era and after, bumboats served passengers who commuted between ships anchored out at sea and the Singapore mainland. Donated by Mary Lim, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars being built to support the transfer girders for each of the three 14-storey segments. The...
  • Singapore River, 1960s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation
    A bumboat is seen plying along the Singapore River in the 1960s. These lighters were vital to the commercial activity on the Singapore River located in the central region for more than a hundred years. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" in 1983, relocated these boats to Pasir Panjang. Photograph donated by...
  • Bumboat ride, 1953 : general view

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a group of people being ferried in a bumboat, from Clifford Pier. In the early days, bumboats were extensively used for transportation of goods and also for ferrying people along the Singapore River, Rochore, Kallang Rivers and various off-shore islands. A bumboat is also known as 'Tongkang'...
  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Sampans and houses on stilts along a river : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    Seen in this photograph is a peaceful kampong scene with some sampans moored near houses on stilts along a river. There are two other sampans in the water, one of which has a woman dressed in red standing in it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Moored sampans : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a cluster of sampans of various sizes moored closely together in the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.