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  • Fisherman's house at Tuas jetty, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a remote fishing village in Tuas jetty. In the background is a fisherman's house. It was usual to find wooden stilt houses in kampongs built near the sea. In most rural areas, fire-prone houses were made from basic wooden planks, and attap or zinc roofs....
  • Rubber trees : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a rubber plantation with the focus on the trunks of rubber trees which have been tapped for latex. One gives a close view of the skilful, even cuts made in the bark to make the latex flow. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A rubber plantation : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken of a rubber plantation full of rubber trees. In the distance, there are two men, who looks as if they are tapping the rubber from the rubber trees. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the...
  • Rubber production : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a process in the production of rubber for commercial uses. Three men are seen flattening rubber sheets through rolling machines in a shed with zinc walls and ceiling. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fisherman : action

    Economy · Personalities · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a tanned, wiry fisherman casting his fishing net into the sea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Family portrait at Lim Chu Kang pig farm, 1978 : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Economy
    This is a 1978 photograph of a woman and four grinning children posing at the Lim Chu Kang Pig Farm. The rearing of pigs has been phased out and in its place is the Hay Dairies, a goat farm which sells pasteurised and homogenised goats' milk. Photograph donated by Tan...
  • Fruits stall in Chinatown, 1974 : top view

    Economy
    This is a photograph of customers crowding around a fruits stall at Chinatown. Most fruits are sold in kilos at fruits stalls. A weighing scale is used to determine the quantity and price. Photograph is donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_401. Title devised...
  • Two sampans near kelongs : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a picture of serenity showing two sampans, one with a rower, near some kelongs in calm waters. On the horizon beyond is the pink glow of the rising sun. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A rubber plantation : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken in an unidentified location that has rubber trees. It shows two men working in a rubber plantation, in the distance. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the forefront of the photograph. TItle devised by Library...
  • A rubber plantation : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a mature rubber plantation. A tree has either fallen on the ground or been felled. A man in a suit is seated on a log. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated
  • Jurong Fishing Port entrance : general view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Bonny
    This 2004 photograph shows the entrance to Jurong Fishing Port. There is a flag pole to the right of the photograph, and a gantry indicating the height limit of the roof of the entrance, to the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore Fishing Pond at Tuas, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of Singapore Fishing Pond, which operates from a wooden house at the idyllic, rural village in Tuas. A sign at the entrance shows its opening hours. Photograph donated by Tan Marilyn and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_494. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rubber sheets drying : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a stage in the rubber industry and trade. Rubber sheets need to be dried before they are ready for packing and export. A man is seen sitting on the floor probably making rubber rolls. Many rubber sheets are hanging from the ceiling to dry them. Title devised...