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  • A man climbing a coconut tree

    Nature and Environment
    This photographs show the rear view of an Indian man who is perched on a coconut tree trunk with a trap strapped to his back. On the open field below, several spectators including children are looking up at him. Rows of chairs are arranged on the left of the field...
  • Bridge over a creek at Changi Point, 1952

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a bridge above a creek in Changi Point. Underneath the bridge are several stationary boats. The photograph also highlights the rustic backdrop of greenery of the creek. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Farmers in a vegetable farm

    Nature and Environment · Economy
    This photograph shows farmers working in a vegetable farm. The farm has rows upon rows of vegetable plots, while banana trees lined the edge of the farm. In the background, are an attap shed, low hills and vegetation. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Panoramic view of an airbase camp [1]

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of an airbase camp that is bordered by mountain ranges. An open field leads to the hangar and several one-storey buildings. A tree stands in the middle of this field while a cluster of coconut palms are seen on the right. A parked aircraft...
  • A group of servicemen with their transport on a jungle road

    Transportation · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a group of British officers on stand down mode on a road near a jungle. Some of them are waiting by their truck, car or pick-up while others are sitting inside their vehicles. Another group is sitting on the road. Behind them are thick forest hills. Title...
  • Seaside cliff overlooking the sea, 1953

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the sea taken from the shore. An overhanging sea cliff high above the shore is seen to be covered with vegetation and a built structure. A rocky outcrop is also visible near the water's edge. This photograph was taken in Singapore with a...
  • Panoramic view of a seaside

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photographs shows a panoramic view of the sea taken from an elevated angle from the shore. The shoreline is covered by thick vegetation. At the top edge, the shore is lined by coconut trees. A partially hidden bungalow nestled among the trees further into the shore near the top...
  • Panoramic view of Tiger Moth flying over an airfield

    Transportation · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Tiger Moth, a primary trainer aircraft, flying at low altitude above an airfield. The photograph captures the sprawling airfield and airstrip, the trees, mountain ranges and the uninterrupted skyline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Panoramic view of airbase from sergeant's mess [5]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of a one-storey mess in an airbase. The mess is built like a typical kampung house with sloping roofs but of zinc materials. Communication lines, street lamps and paved roads indicate a modern airbase. The mountain ranges in the background accentuates the scenic view....
  • Panoramic view of an airbase camp [4]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of an airbase camp that is bordered by thick forests on its sides. Sprawling open fields that are dotted by trees including coconut palms spread across the camp. The camp's buildings are low-rise structures. The camp's airfield with several aircrafts can be seen in...
  • Panoramic view of airbase from sergeant's mess [3]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of a British airbase from the sergeant's mess. It captures sloping fields, long one-storey barracks, huts, paved roads, as well as street lamps and pruned trees. The sprawling airfield is the centrepiece of the airbase. Beyond the airfield to the left are coconut trees...
  • Three servicemen posing with their vintage car [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows three servicemen on their way to Port Dickson posing with their transport on the side of an isolated road. The photograph captures the front view of the car, which is a vintage model with plate number BB3577 and no or retracted hood. On the right side of...
  • No food sign in an overgrown grass field

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a standing sign with the words "Food Prohibited Area" which are also written in Tamil, Chinese and Jawi Malay. The sign is planted into the grounds of tall grasses. A green hill is seen behind the sign. Title devised by library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Camp laundry, 1952

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a laundry barrack with a string of hanging laundry in front. It is situated on a rolling field with well-trimmed grass and dotted by trees. A heavy forest cover is seen at the rear of the barrack. This photograph was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by...
  • View of airbase camp from Chinese cemetery

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a wide view of a British airbase camp from a Chinese cemetery. The cemetery is partly hidden by overgrown grasses. There is a dirt road next to the cemetery leading to the camp. The mountain ranges beyond the army camp is visible in the background. Title devised...
  • Panoramic view of an airbase camp [5]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of an airbase camp that is bordered by thick forests. Sprawling open fields that are dotted by trees including coconut palms spread across the camp. The camp's buildings are low-rise structures including a three-storey building on the left edge of the photograph. The camp's...
  • Panoramic view of Changi Point, 1952

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph show a panoramic view of the sea at Changi Point. In the foreground are three lorries one of which belongs to Lee Saw Mills in Lavender Street. Wide swathes of green can be seen in the middle of the photograph, extending out to the shoreline. Title devised by...
  • A pushcart peddler [1]

    Economy · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a pushcart selling what appears to be fruits under shady trees. A woman with a toddler is patronising the stall. Nearby are a row of shops and two parked cars. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A serviceman with his bicycle in the airfield, Malaysia

    Arts · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a British serviceman posing with his bicycle in the airfield. He has a long-sleeve shirt and khaki shorts on. His left hand is clutching a towel while his satchel is stowed at the back of his bicycle. The open fields sprawl around him and a one-storey barrack...
  • Aerial view of hangar from roof of an airbase block in Changi

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the hangar at the British airbase in Changi from the roof of a camp block. A large field dotted with trees leads into the hangar where several planes are parked. The runaway and the sea are also visible. Title devised by Library staff....
  • A man with a bicycle on a dirt road

    Nature and Environment
    This photographs shows an open space which has a gentle slope and is heavily covered by vegetation. Dirt roads are seen on the slope's top edge and centre. Tall coconut trees give the scene a rustic and rural backdrop. A man with a bicycle is standing on the slope's dirt...
  • A road out of Kuala Lumpur [1]

    Transportation · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a narrow winding road out of Kuala Lumpur. On both sides of the road are thick forests. A cyclist is seen coming down the road. Title devised by library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Shop in a rural area

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the front view of a shop in a rural district. Nestled among thick coconut trees foliage, the shop is a wooden hut with zinc roof and a cement shop front. A man wearing a hat is seen walking towards the shop while a child standing in front...
  • View of a building site in an airbase

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of a building site in an airbase. Heaps of felled trees lie on the grass field where a group of Asian men presumably workers are standing and clearing the site. Behind them are the single-storey barracks. Coconut palms are seen on the right edge...