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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.
  • 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

    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.