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  • Tanjong Rhu, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a wide south view of Tanjong Rhu between 1974 and 1976. It shows ships mooring on the river and floating pitched-roof huts crowding the river bank. A continuous line of trees on a strip of land separates the Tanjong Rhu waterfront from the vast sea in the...
  • Fishing stakes on East Coast, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows an exterior view of a "kelong" at East Coast, taken between1974 and 1976. A wooden hut is built on the wooden stilts surrounded by the fish stakes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fishing stakes on East Coast, mid-1970s [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows an exterior view of a "kelong" at East Coast, taken between 1974 and 1976. It shows two wooden huts built on wooden stilts in the middle of the sea with fishing stakes visible on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kusu Island, mid-1970s

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a wide view of the shores of Kusu Island, taken from the sea between 1974 and 1976. It captures the pier for landing, and white pitched-roof huts on the beach. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor River, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a view of the Rochor River between 1974 and 1976, with ships and bumboats mooring along the shores. Wooden logs are also seen on the shores, with some floating on the river. Wooden huts front the river while in the far background rise the housing blocks. Title...
  • Shop in a rural area

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the front view of a shop in a rural district. Nestled among thick coconut trees foliage, the shop is a wooden hut with zinc roof and a cement shop front. A man wearing a hat is seen walking towards the shop while a child standing in front...
  • Kampong Padang Terbakar, Changi

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a row of attap huts in Kampong Padang Terbakar, a Malay village in Changi. The structures are set against the backdrop of tall coconut trees, which is a typical view of rural villages in Singapore. A signboard bearing "16 Kampong Padang Terbakar" is planted into the sand...
  • Outdoor group photo of prison staff, Singapore [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of prison department staff. Divided into four rows, the group of officers most of whom are in full uniform posed for an outdoor picture in the centre of a compound that has single storey zinc-roofed huts. Quite a number who are photographed are in...
  • Outdoor group photo of prison staff, Singapore [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of prison department staff. Divided into four rows, the group of officers most of whom are in full uniform posed for an outdoor picture in the centre of a compound that has single storey zinc-roofed huts. Quite a number who are photographed are in...
  • Greenery in Kampong Lorong Buangkok

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Liesel Strauss
    This photograph shows a side view of the green outdoors in Kampong Lorong Buangkok. On the left are several fronds of banana leaves. In the centre are pink hibiscus trees . A wooden fence separates a trimmed hedge from a small paved road. Partially hidden among the greenery is a...
  • Three Malay boys sitting beside the river in a kampong : group photograph

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a picturesque scene of attap houses built on stilts on the banks of a river. In the centre of the photograph, three Malay boys are seen sitting casually on a rock, while to the right, several boats can be seen on the river. Title devised by Library...
  • Women in a shed, weaving attap leaves : general view

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here in a shed with thatched roof, are some women busy weaving attap palm leaves. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay men cooking under a shelter : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Against a backdrop of tall coconut trees, several Malay men clad in songkok and sarong, are photographed cooking in a makeshift shelter with a thatched roof. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men sitting under an attap shelter : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This picture provides a view of several men seated and working in a thatched-roof shelter under the shade of leafy banana plants and other trees at a corner of a fenced compound. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Attap huts and children : general view

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows two huts with sloping attap roofs sited in a clearing. Nearby a large banyan tree towers above five children standing in front of it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sampans and attap houses on stilts along a river bank : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    A picturesque view is taken here of attap houses built on stilts along a river bank, and in the foreground, several sampans are shown anchored on the sand. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Hut on Chia Eng Say Road : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This 1992 photograph shows a hut in an abandoned village on Chua Eng Say Road. The hut stands on a slope, surrounded by wilderness. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Kampong Bugis in 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This 1890 photograph shows a view of Kampong Bugis. The photograph has been incorrectly identified as "Kampong Glam, Singapore" (written in pencil). A similar view found in the NHB (National Heritage Board) website http://www.sgcool.sg describes this view as Kampong Bugis, a village that was established by the Bugis from Sulawesi....
  • Malay village by New Harbour, 1863 : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts
    An 1863 photograph illustrating a Malay village on stilts, situated near New Harbour. After 1900, New Harbour was renamed Keppel Harbour. It was also nicknamed "Dragon's Teeth Gate" after it was discovered by Chinese seafarers, during the 14th century. The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled...
  • Hut on Chia Eng Say Road : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This 1992 photograph shows a hut in an abandoned village on Chua Eng Say Road. The hut stands on a slope, surrounded by wilderness. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Malay village by New Harbour, 1863 : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts
    A 1863 photograph illustrating a Malay village on stilts, situated near New Harbour. The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kampong Bugis, [1890s] : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This probably taken in 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Kampong Bugis. There is an inscription "Campong Buggis. 90" at the bottom left hand side of the photograph. It shows traditional Malay timber houses raised on stilts by the waterfront. There is a row boat...
  • Village hut, 1900s : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This 1900s photograph shows a hut in a village, surrounded by trees. The hut is built above the ground, on wooden columns. There appears to be bushels of leaves outside the house. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Malay kampong on stilts, 1863 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This 1863 photograph captures a scene showing three kampong (village) houses on stilts, with a couple of sampans (small boats) floating nearby. The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.