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  • 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
  • Singapore River : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph depicts a bumboat on Singapore River, with Clemenceau Bridge and a row of terraced shophouses as the backdrop. The Clemenceau Bridge crosses over the Singapore River. 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
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) laden with cargo is sailing along the Singapore River. It is believed that the "painted eyes" on the boat enable it to 'see' any danger ahead. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too....
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [4]

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) is sailing along the Singapore River. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too. In the background, the low-rise shophouses of Boat Quay can be seen and some construction activity is still ongoing at...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [3]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shop houses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shenton Way, 1978 : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph gives a view of the Shenton Way skyline from around what is now the reclaimed Marina Bay area. Landmarks in this photograph include International Plaza, DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) Tower, CPF (Central Provident Fund) Building, UIC (United Industrial Corporation) Building and Hong Leong Building. Many ships and...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat on the Singapore River, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. A row of old shophouses along Boat Quay can be seen in...
  • Transport on the river : general view

    Transportation · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of a lighter which was used in the past to transport goods from ships to the warehouses because the Singapore River was not deep enough for ships to sail through. Nowadays, they are used for ferrying tourists down the Singapore River. 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...
  • Bumboat : panoramic view

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of bumboats cruising along the Singapore River, with skyline view of the Esplanade theatres, Singapore Flyer, Oriental and Marina Mandarin Hotels etc. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anderson Bridge : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of a bumboat going under Anderson Bridge. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shophouses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboat : general view

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Arts · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of a bumboat cruising under Anderson Bridge. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph depicts the Singapore River, from North Boat Quay. The Singapore River is the most well-known river in Singapore, and the city initially grew around the river after Singapore's founding by Sir Stamford Raffles. The road mentioned is near River Valley Road. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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...
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available