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  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1982

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Coleman Bridge in September 1982. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river at Boat Quay. In the foreground of the picture, a goods-laden barge lighter is seen moving along the river. Shophouses...
  • Bumboats and shophouses at Clarke Quay, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows Clarke Quay (between Coleman Bridge and Read Bridge). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The area has been converted into commercial use for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment needs, with the restoration and redevelopment of...
  • Woman at Collyer Quay, 1971 : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1971 photograph of Michael Tan's mother, posing for a photograph at Collyer Quay, with bumboats in the background, near the river bank. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_685. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Collyer Quay, 1960s : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Collyer Quay area, with buildings along its length shown on the right side of the photograph. These buildings include the HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Building and the Asia Insurance Building in the background. The Clifford Pier, with its characteristic arched designs, services ships and...
  • Collyer Quay in the 1890s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken in the 1890s shows a view of Collyer Quay lined with merchant houses. The building painted in a dark colour is the Boustead office building, which was built in 1866. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Finlayson Green. 369, in the 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co., taken between 1890 and 1899, shows a view of Finlayson Green. Finlayson Green was a triangular oasis of flowers and trees, designed for visual appeal among the buildings, housing, shipping and insurance offices. It was bounded by Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay and a...
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  • Collyer Quay in the 1890s : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows the Merchant Offices along Collyer Quay. Several wooden boats are seen on the river in the foreground. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Collyer Quay, [1880s] : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph was taken in the early 1880s from Johnston's Pier and shows Collyer Quay. In the foreground are a number of sampans awaiting business. The Quay is lined with the offices of a number of leading commercial firms. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale. Date...
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [3]

    Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf with piles and rows of charcoal in sacks waiting to be loaded. The wharf is in the Pasir Ris area. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Boat Quay in the 1880s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Boat Quay. There is an inscription, "Boat Quai" (now Boat Quay), on the front of the photograph. Boat Quay curves around the northern and southern banks of the Singapore River. The Government Offices building is visible on the...
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  • Boat Quay in the 1880s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Boat Quay. There is an inscription, "Boat Quai" (now Boat Quay), on the front of the photograph. Boat Quay curves around the northern and southern banks of the Singapore River. The Government Offices building is visible on the...
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  • Singapore River, Boat Quay : general view

    Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A [1950s] photograph of Boat Quay where many bumboats are docked at the jetty. Many godowns are located along the river and in the far right of the background is the Ho Hong Building. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS...
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  • Collyer Quay in the 1890s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a view of Collyer Quay. Collyer Quay was the result of land reclamation works, completed in the 1860s. It was named after Captain George Collyer, Chief Engineer of the Straits Settlements. Seen lining along Collyer Quay are the Merchant Offices. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
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  • Boat Quay, from Ellenborough Market : general view [45]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows Boat Quay (from Ellenborough Market). Shophouses can be seen along the bank of the Singapore River. The road along the quay, also called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke Quay in the 1990s. Partially seen...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shop houses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • North Boat Quay : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Also known as tongkangs or twakows, these bumboats were an important form of transportation in the trade activities taking place at the Singapore River in the...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • North Boat Quay, from Read Bridge : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from Read Bridge). The road along the quay, called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke Quay in the 1990s. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Boat Quay, from Ellenborough Market : general view [44]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows Boat Quay (from Ellenborough Market). Shophouses can be seen along the bank of the Singapore River. The road along the quay, also called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke Quay in the 1990s. Partially seen...
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  • North Boat Quay, from Read Bridge : general view [9]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from Read Bridge). The road along the quay, called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke Quay in the 1990s. Different modes of transport, including cars, trucks and boats can be seen in...
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  • Boat Quay, from Ellenborough Market : general view [43]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows Boat Quay (from Ellenborough Market). Shophouses can be seen along the bank of the Singapore River. The road along the quay, also called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall with the restoration and redevelopment of Clarke Quay in the 1990s. Title devised...
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