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  • 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...
  • Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre. Beyond the bridge, moored along Singapore River, are bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs. In the background are financial buildings like the UIC Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building, framed against the skyline. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [1]

    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, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building) and CPF Building....
  • OCBC Centre under construction : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing OCBC Centre under construction. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. It was the tallest building in Singapore and Southeast Asia when completed in 1976. A unique building of historical and architectural significance,...
  • OCBC Centre and Singapore River : close-up

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs, in the Singapore River. The number of boats reflect the hive of activity in the busy river. On the right is a drum with coiled marine ropes, used for mooring boats. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is...
  • OCBC Centre and financial district skyline : aerial 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 of the OCBC Centre with shophouses in the surrounding areas. Bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs, are docked at the Singapore River along Boat Quay. Set against the skyline are financial skyscrapers like the Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building. Physical...
  • Singapore River, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken around 1890, shows a view of the Singapore River upstream from Read Bridge. The building on the right with circular arches stood on the corner of Fisher Street. Once the centre of trade, commercial and economic activities, the Singapore River is of great historical importance in the...
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  • Singapore River, 1960s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1960s photograph shows bumboats and barges, docked beside godowns, warehouses, offices and jetties along the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Singapore River, 1880s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows the Singapore River. Once the centre of trade, commercial and economic activities, the Singapore River is of great historical importance in the development of early Singapore. The river can be seen congested with sampans. These vehicles were the main form of transportation used in ferrying goods...
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  • Singapore River, 1870 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1870 photograph shows a view of the Singapore River. Once the centre of trade, commercial and economic activities, the Singapore River is of great historical importance in the development of early Singapore. The river can be seen congested with sampans, with Elgin Bridge in the background. An identifical panorama...
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  • Singapore River, 1880s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows a view of the Singapore River. Until the 1860s, nearly all trade was conducted at Boat Quay. Needing better facilities in the late 1850s, shipping companies began to build wharves at New (Keppel) Harbour, located just about 1.5 km (1 mile) away, but more than three-quarters...
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  • Singapore River, 1900s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph is mounted on a board, with the handwritten words "A view of Singapore River Straits Settlements Malaya 6853 PLEASE RETURN TO PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS LTD 110 STRAND W.O.2" on the back. This photograph shows bumboats and barges, docked beside godowns and warehouses, along the Singapore River. Title devised by...
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  • Mouth of Singapore River, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment · Geography and Travels · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. features two sailboats, at the mouth of the Singapore River. The Dalhousie Obelisk, Cricket Club and St. Andrew's Cathedral can be seen in the centre of the photograph. Title from inscription, on front of photograph. Title devised by library staff. Date of...
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