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  • Kampong Glam, car : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a car parked in front of a shophouse in Kampong Glam. Kampong Glam was land set aside for Sultan Hussein Mohammed Shah and 600 family members in 1823, upon his signing the treaty ceding Singapore to the East India Company. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Kampong Glam, car : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a car parked in front of a shophouse in Kampong Glam. Kampong Glam was land set aside for Sultan Hussein Mohammed Shah and 600 family members in 1823, upon his signing the treaty ceding Singapore to the East India Company. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Kampong Bahru water village, 1919 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Nature and Environment · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "Kampong B" on the front and "Kampong Bahru, 1919" on the back. The photograph shows a village with boats and houses built above the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • View of Singapore River from Fort Canning. 234, 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Transportation · G.R. Lambert & Co. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the Singapore River from Fort Canning Hill. In the middle of the photograph is Elgin Bridge on the river. Coleman Bridge can be partially seen in the foreground. On the north bank of the river (today's Empress Place),...
  • Pyrrhus and Mentor in harbour, 1919 : general view

    Transportation · Organisations · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "80 passengers/class. This class carried 80 passengers" "Centre Castle accommodation "PYRRHUS" "MENTOR". Brown. Teiresing. Singapore. 1919. MRR.D. HOLT ONBOARD" on the front. This photograph shows the ships Pyrrhus and Mentor in the harbour. Singapore was an important port-of-call in...
  • F.M.S.R. railway track at Holland Road : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1992 photograph depicting the Federated Malay States Railway (F.M.S.R.) track going southwards. The track cuts through Holland Road which was named after an early Tanglin architect, Hugh Holland. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • The police boat alongside a sailboat : top view

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a Malayan police boat, alongside a sailboat. A man wearing a beret is sitting casually inside the boat. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Bugis boat : general view

    Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph a Bugis boat with several Bugis sailing ships in the background. It was probably used by the traders to transport their goods from their ships to the harbour. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD....
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  • Awaiting the luggage : general view

    Economy · Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph depicting a scene at the Kallang Airport, Singapore's first international airport, in front of a plane. There are several porters waiting for the luggages with a trolley. Digitized from an album page containing 9 photographs described collectively as "Malayan Airways". Part of a compiled album, with a...
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  • Across the river from Klang to Port Swettenham : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing a bridge, with a bus in the middle, over a river in from Klang to Port Swettenham. Klang was formerly the terminus of the government railway and the port of the State but the title was given to Kuala Lumpur in 1880. Part of a compiled...
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  • South Bridge Road, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of South Bridge Road. Though with an inscription "22.North Bridge Road" on the front of the photograph, the view actually depicts the main thoroughfare of Chinatown (on South Bridge Road), crowded with rickshaws in the late 19th century. The...
  • Scotts Road, 1900s : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1900s photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "Scott's Road" on the front. The photograph shows rickshaws and bicycles on Scotts Road. Scotts Road is named after William G. Scott (1786 - 1861), Harbour Master Attendant and Post Master of Singapore in 1836. He was one of...
  • Boat Quay : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken in the 1950s shows a busy scene at Boat Quay. Many bumboats are seen docked at the jetty and there are also godowns that are located along the River. Shophouses can also be seen along the River. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS...
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  • Mansfield/Straits Steamship office staff, 1957 : group photograph

    Economy · Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1957 photograph has the words "Mansfields/ Straits Steamship Office & Floating staff. LtoR.Back. Nov. 1957 x x x x x victualling x x x x x x " seat Roger Pierson x x x Pat Caldicot Captain Jimmy Harkness x x x " grass x x x x Derek...
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  • New Bridge Road, 75, in the 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of New Bridge Road. This shot of a crowded New Bridge Road was taken from the Singapore River near Coleman Bridge, showing rickshaw pullers heading west towards Chinatown. (Caption source : Toh, p53). Title from inscription, on front of...
  • Railway bridge at Chia Eng Say Road : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Railway Bridge at Chia Eng Say Road, along Upper Bukit Timah Road. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • M/T Kurau, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Cheah, Seng Kee · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1960s photograph shows M/T Kurau docked at the harbour. Singapore was an important port-of-call in the 1900s. The ship could have been ferrying passengers or carrying cargoes such as tin ores, coffee, pepper, rice, rubber and tobacco. M/T refers to Motor Tanker. Title devised by Library staff. Date of...
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  • Ship and boat in harbour, 1900s : general view

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1900s photograph shows a ship and a boat in the harbour, near a jetty. There are uniformed men in the ship and in the boat. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A Dakota : general view

    Organisations · Transportation · Streets and Places · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Dakota Malayan Airways plane in Kallang Airport, Singapore's first international airport. Malayan Airways was founded in 1937 and was renamed Malaysia Airways after independence in 1963. Digitized from an album page containing 9 photographs described collectively as "Malayan Airways". Part of a compiled...
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  • Singapore River, 1880s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows the Singapore River. Once the centre of trade, commercial and economic activities, the Singapore River is of great historical importance in the development of early Singapore. The river can be seen congested with sampans. These vehicles were the main form of transportation used in ferrying goods...
  • Bull on ship : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a few Malayan cargo ship sailors who are attempting to remove the ropes and cloth around the bull, after hoisting it onto the ship, in the middle of a makeshift barn filled with hay. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS...
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  • A humane way of hoisting this cargo : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing a bull being hoisted onto the cargo ship as a sailor looks on from his sampan (small boat). In the background, there are several cargo and passenger ships sailing along the sea. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY :...
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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...
  • Transport in Moulmeine Burma : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a horse carriage in the middle of a street in Moulmeine (now known as Mawlamyine). On the right side, there are two Indian females. Indians form a substantial population share in Moulmeine in the 19th century due to expansion of trade brought by them....
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