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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.
  • 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.
  • Boats in Singapore Harbour, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a crowd of bumboats and sampans mooring at the Singapore Harbour, taken between 1974 and 1976. In the background beyond the bumboats in the open sea are the container vessels. 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...
  • Bumboat, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a bumboat tied to the shore of a river between 1974 and 1976. Another bumboat is cruising on the river, ahead of a few men who are in the waters among some logs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • A bumboat cruising along the Singapore River, against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline and highrise buildings

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Organisations · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of a bumboat cruising along the Singapore river, with partial views of the Swissotel The Stamford, formerly the Westin Stamford Hotel and the National Library building on the left the Shaw Brothers building is on the on the extreme right, wth Parkview Square. Title devised by...
  • Houses on stilts and boats by the river, circa 1966-1980 [5]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows several wooden houses on stilts by the river's edge. In the foreground, several boats are moored closely together in the water. A boy is seen squatting by the river bank with his back to the camera. Location is unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men working on boats at river bank, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows some men working on their boats at the river bank. On the opposite side of the bank, rather hidden from view, is another man sitting and looking at the underside of his boat. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats and ships moored at sea, circa 1966-1980

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a number of bumboats and ships moored at sea. A jetty is visible on the left while on the right, a boy can be seen standing at the corner of the building looking at something in the waters. Location is unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Houses on stilts and boats by the river, circa 1966-1980 [6]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows several wooden houses on stilts by the river's edge. In the foreground, several boats are moored closely together in the water. A boy is seen squatting by the river bank with his back to the camera. Location is unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats under Anderson Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a few bumboats going under Anderson Bridge which spans over the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men working on boats at river bank, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows some men working on their boats at the river bank. On the opposite side of the bank, rather hidden from view, is another man sitting and looking at the underside of his boat. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on Singapore River, circa 1966-1980

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows some bumboats moored on the Singapore River. Coleman Bridge which spanned over Singapore River is on the far left. In the background, 30-storey UOB Building and 52-storey OCBC Centre is visible. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats under Anderson Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a bumboat going under Anderson Bridge which spans over Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Houses on stilts and boats by the river, circa 1966-1980 [7]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows several wooden houses on stilts by the river's edge. In the foreground, a houseboat is moored by the river with several smaller boats moored behind it. Location is unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Abandoned houses and boats by the river, circa 1966-1980

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a few boats tied closely together during low tide. Four men are seen on the boats. Abandoned wooden houses can be seen in the background. Location unknown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Street food stall at Boat Quay, 1953

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a street food stall or "native cafe" along the banks of Boay Quay, south of the Singapore River. Operating under a tent, the space is crammed with diners, a drink stall and a food peddler squatting over his wares. These stalls were later...
  • Ships in Singapore seas, 1953 [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of ships in Singapore waters. They are made of bumboats and huge vessels. This photograph was taken with a Roflex in February 1953. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats along Singapore River

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photographs shows a number of bumboats on the banks of the Singapore River. Waterfront buildings rise above the banks including one which is under construction, and street vendors' tents are seen perching above the banks. G H Cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch hangout at Battery Road, is also...