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  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a group bumboats and sampan mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. The Singapore skyline is visible behind the seawall. A towering building under construction can be seen in the background and the War Memorial on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese junk for tourists, mid-1970s [1]

    Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows an external view of a Chinese junk mooring at sea, taken between 1974 and 1976. There are three men in the junk. The name of the junk is Fairwind and is fitted with seats for tourists. In the background are container ships. 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. It shows bumboats mooring on each side of the river, while two sampans, one carrying passengers, are plying the river. In the background is the old demolished Kallang Gas Works. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese junk for tourists, mid-1970s [2]

    Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a group of mooring sea vessels, taken between 1974 and 1976. The Chinese junk at the foreground, Fairwind, is fitted with seats for tourists. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a group of boats mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. In the background further in the open sea are the container vessels. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tanjong Rhu, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the Rochor River between 1974 and 1976. It shows the view of the river facing the now demolished floating Oasis Restaurant and the National Stadium. Ships and bumboats are mooring along the shores and on the waters. On the other side of the...
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a crowd of boats and sampans mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. In the background further in the open sea are the container vessels. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rochor River, mid-1970s

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a wide view of the Rochor River between 1974 and 1976. It shows ships and bumboats traversing and mooring on the river, and logs lying on the shores on the right. A tall commercial building and HDB blocks rise behind the river. 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...
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a wide view of boats mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken probably from a pier, slightly shown on the right, between 1974 and 1976. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, river boat ride : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a river boat ride passing under Cavenagh Bridge, with UOB Plaza in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, river boat ride : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a river boat ride, with the Esplanade and Marina Square in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboat on Singapore River, 2010 : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a bumboat on Singapore River, near Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Since the "Clean Rivers Campaign" in 1983, bumboats have been converted to river-taxis for tourists. The Singapore Flyer can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, river boat ride : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a river boat ride, with the ongoing construction of the Marina Bay Sands IR (Integrated Resort) in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay. A large crowd gathers to watch a performance on a makeshift stage along the riverside. Bumboats can be seen in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses by the riverside on Boat Quay. Bumboats can be seen parked on the river. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • South Boat Quay, from Read Bridge, 1983 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Boat Quay, westwards from Read Bridge. The Singapore River can be seen in the photograph. Also known as tongkangs or twakows, bumboats were an important form of transportation in the trade activities taking place at the Singapore River in the early days. Title devised by...
    Reproduction Available