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  • Sampans and bumboats along Boat Quay, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a man with a straw hat on board working in the sampan. Beside his sampan, two other sampans and a small bumboat are tied to each other near the river bank. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River at the Boat Quay area, circa 1966-1980 [4]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of bumboats moored on the Singapore River at the Boat Quay area. Shophouses are visible near the river bank. Read Bridge, which spans the Singapore River and links Clarke Quay and South Boat Quay is seen on the left. Housing Development Board flats are visible...
  • Tanjong Rhu village with a view of Merdeka Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows dwellings and boats on both sides of the Kallang River in the vicinity of Tanjong Rhu village. Merdeka Bridge is visible in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Busy scene at Boat Quay, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a busy scene at Boat Quay, along the Singapore River. There are a number of lorries and cranes used to move sacks from the lorries. The tide is low and a few men are seen directing the work while others looked on. Behind them are large warehouses....
  • Bumboats along Boat Quay, circa 1966-1980 [17]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows some bumboats docked along the Singapore River. Four men can be seen working on the bumboats in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Mouth of Kallang River at low tide, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows the mouth of the Kallang River at low tide. A structure that seems like a kelong can be seen far out at sea on the right of the photograph while a huge boulder sticks out from the riverbed near the bank. On the right of the photograph,...
  • Boat Quay near Four Seas Communications Bank Ltd, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows some bumboats docked along the Singapore River near Four Seas Communications Bank (building partially visible on the right). Rows of shophouses lined the bank while new buildings that are under construction visible in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shophouses along the Singapore River near Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows wooden-framed stilt huts and shacks lining the edge of the Singapore River. Rows of shophouses are visible behind them while the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall clock tower can be seen in the background on the left of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • View of Singapore River near The Chartered Bank, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a view of bumboats on the Singapore River at the Boat Quay area. The Chartered Bank building is visible on the left while Asia Insurance Building towers in the background on the right of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River at the Boat Quay area, circa 1966-1980 [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of bumboats moored on the Singapore River at the Boat Quay area. Shophouses are visible near the river bank. Read Bridge, which spans the Singapore River and links Clarke Quay and South Boat Quay is partially visible on the right while a few Housing Development...
  • Singapore River at the Boat Quay area, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a view of bumboats moored on the Singapore River at the Boat Quay area. Shophouses are visible near the river bank. Read Bridge, which spans the Singapore River and links Clarke Quay and South Boat Quay and Housing Development Board flats are seen in the background. Title...
  • A man sitting on a bench near Cavenagh Bridge, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a man sitting on a bench beside the Singapore River, near the Cavenagh Bridge. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats along Boat Quay at low tide, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows bumboats along the Singapore River at low tide. Small kampung-styled houses and small huts dotted the bank with two- and three-storey shophouses lined behind them. In the background, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building) and the former CPF Building visible against the skyline. 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 near Elgin Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows bumboats along the Singapore River near Elgin Bridge. On the left at the bank, a four-storeyed building stands out among the shophouses and has the signboard "Foong Huang" on its exterior. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kallang River with a view of a HDB flat by the riverbank, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a crowded scene along the Kallang River. Many boats are docked on the left of the photograph, with dwellings near the centre and logs littered the riverside in front of a few wooden structures on the right with a few warehouses visible behind them. A block of...
  • Houses on stilts and boats by the river, circa 1966-1980 [4]

    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 near Elgin Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows bumboats along the Singapore River near Elgin Bridge. On the left at the bank, a four-storeyed building stands out among the shophouses and has the signboard "Foong Huang" on its exterior. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tanjong Rhu village with a view of Merdeka Bridge, circa 1966-1980 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows dwellings and boats on both sides of the Kallang River in the vicinity of Tanjong Rhu village. Merdeka Bridge is visible in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats at Singapore River near Elgin Bridge, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a view of bumboats moored on the Singapore River at the Boat Quay area near Elgin Bridge. The former Hill Street Police Station is visible behind the bridge and a few more buildings beyond at Fort Canning on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boats and dwellings along Kallang River, circa 1966-1980 [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a view of boats and dwellings along the Kallang River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Scene at Boat Quay, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a row of shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River with some bumboats docked by the quay. Cars are seen parked along the front of the shophouses and children crowded around a street vendor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A boy by the Kallang River bank, circa 1966-1980

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a boy squatting by the river bank near two sampans. He seems to be holding on to a rope that tied one of the sampans that is nearer to him. Opposite the river, dwellings and boats littered the riverbank. Title devised by Library staff.