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  • 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.
  • Workers repairing a road in Changi

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows Indian workers operating a steamroller to level a road in Changi. On the right side of the photograph, a pavement separates the road from a grass slope, while on the left, an attap-roof structure is partially visible. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Apparel shop in Changi Village

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a shop selling apparel in Changi Village. Four men probably shop assistants are standing at the entrance while another behind a glass counter inside the shop. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Fruit sellers at Changi Point, 1952

    Streets and Places · Economy · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows street vendors selling fruits under makeshift tents in Changi Point. Tall trees provide shade to the stacked-up and hanging fruits and highlight the lush greenery of the area. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Three servicemen posing with their vintage car [1]

    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 side of the car, which is a vintage model with one door and no or retracted hood. Behind them are tall coconut trees in...
  • Open-air Chinese market, Kuala Lumpur [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street view of an open air market in a Chinese district. The makeshift stalls lie in the alley between low-rise flats. The vendors and shoppers are mostly Chinese. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • View of large grass field from Bedok, 1952

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows an aerial view of a large flat grassy field, with a long stretch of tarmac in the centre. The grass field is dotted with trees. Viewed from Bedok, the photograph offers an uninterrupted view of the clear skyline. It was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by...
  • Panoramic vew from the roof of an airbase block in Changi [1]

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Changi airbase from the roof of an camp block. The blocks of barracks occupy well-trimmed fields that are interspersed with trees. The vast expanse of the sea is also visible. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Panoramic view from the roof of an airbase block in Changi [2]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of Changi from the roof of camp block. It captures the sprawling open fields and greenery that provide an uninterrupted view of the skyline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • H.M. Customs at Changi Point, 1952

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This photographs shows the front and partial view of H.M. Customs Changi Station building at Changi Point. It is a one-storey building nestled among tall trees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A building in Port Dickson, Malaysia

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows an external side view of a low-rise building in Port Dickson, Malaysia. Two rows of coconut trees next to it provide an idyllic scene. Title devised by library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Kampong Padang Terbakar, Changi

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a row of attap huts in Kampong Padang Terbakar, a Malay village in Changi. The structures are set against the backdrop of tall coconut trees, which is a typical view of rural villages in Singapore. A signboard bearing "16 Kampong Padang Terbakar" is planted into the sand...
  • Boats on Changi Creek at Changi Point, 1952

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a close-up view of tied boats on Changi Creek at Changi Point. A continuous strip of trees at the edge of the creek provides a rustic backdrop to the scene. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pudu wet market, Kuala Lumpur

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street view of the Pudu wet market in Kuala Lumpur. It captures a long row of roadside stalls under umbrella shades selling market produce. Traffic in front of the stalls comprises of cars and bicycles. The stalls are situated under a row of huge trees. In...