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  • Metropole Hotel : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Metropole Hotel under construction, with its façade covered in scaffolding. The name of the hotel has since been changed to Naumi Hotel. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Painter at a construction site : profile [1]

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a worker painting the exterior wall of a structure at a construction site. The young man is using a paint roller, attached to an extension pole, to give it the best finish. Next to him is a bucket of paint for the paint job. Physical dimensions of...
  • Partially constructed Asia Insurance Building, 1950s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the partially completed Asia Insurance Building, with its location at the junction of Raffles Quay and Finlayson Green. The building was designed by one of Singapore's pioneer architects, Ng Keng Siang. The stepped roof with its concrete crown at the apex constitutes one of the distinctive features...
  • Construction of Saiboo Street godown : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows men at work in the construction of a godown in Saiboo Street. The workmen are seen on the ground, scaffolding and on top of the semi-completed structure. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Painter at a construction site : profile [2]

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a worker painting the exterior wall of a structure at a construction site. The young man is using a paint roller, attached to an extension pole, to give it the best finish. Next to him is a bucket of paint for the paint job. Physical dimensions of...
  • Fontana Garden : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows houses under construction at Fontana Garden. Several trucks can be seen at the building site. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers at a construction site : rear view

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1980s photograph shows two workers wearing industrial safety helmets, at a construction site. One of them is painting the exterior wall of a structure, using a paint roller that is attached to an extension pole. Next to them is a bucket of paint. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm....
  • Construction site of the Teachers' Training College, 1950s : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places
    Pictured here are two Samsui women labourers carrying buckets of cement at a construction site of the Teachers' Training College. The Teachers' Training College was started in 1950 and was renamed the National Institute of Education in 1973. Photograph donated by Tan Que Seng and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007....
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Vicinity of Saiboo Street godown : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows a view of the area near the godowns near Saiboo Street. In the middle of the picture are workers seen amongst the metal poles or wooden planks at a construction site near the godowns. Apartment blocks in Chin Swee or Havelock areas can also be seen in...
  • Samsui women, sculpture : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of sculptures of samsui women by Liu Jilin in 1999. It pays tribute to these labourers who helped build up Singapore in the early sixties. Title devised by Library staff.