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  • Johore Causeway, 1952

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photographs shows motor vehicles piling up along the Johore Causeway. A lorry and a Green Bus, which operates a service between Queen Street and Johor Bahru, are among the vehicles caught up in the traffic jam. On the right. the water pipeline can be seen. This photograph was probably...
  • Street food stall at Boat Quay, 1953

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a street food stall or "native cafe" along the banks of Boay Quay, south of the Singapore River. Operating under a tent, the space is crammed with diners, a drink stall and a food peddler squatting over his wares. These stalls were later...
  • 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...
  • Aden Harbour, 1952

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the Aden Harbour. It features ships at sea and boats moored along the shore as well as low-rise buildings along the waterfront and on a cliff next to the shore. Hill ridges are visible in the background. The photograph was probably taken in...
  • Colombo Harbour, 1952 [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the Colombo Harbour. It features ships and boats at sea and low-rise waterfront buildings. The mountain range is visible in the background. The photograph was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore waterfront, 1953

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows small vessels plying the edge of Singapore waters next to the city centre. Commercial buildings and a busy vehicle traffic are separated from the waters by a sea wall. A few sampans including one carrying three passengers can also be seen. This photograph was taken with a...
  • 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...
  • A view of a harbour

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of ships mooring in a harbour. A wharf building can also be seen near the shore. Various types of vessels crowd the waters in front of the harbour, including sampans and bumboats. Title devised by Library staff. No creation date estimated.
  • Ships in Singapore seas, 1953 [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of ships in Singapore waters taken from the sea. Different types of vessels can be seen including sampans, bumboats and the coastal cargo ship, Rengam Singapore. The photograph was taken with a Roflex in February 1953. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Close-up view of a wrecked Anson aircraft, 1953 [1]

    Events · Transportation
    This photograph shows the front view of a grounded and smashed aircraft. An Asian armed uniform guard is standing in front of the plane and a British serviceman is taking pictures of the wreck. It is most probably the Avro Anson aircraft that crashed in a Kuala Lumpur cemetery near...
  • Ships in Singapore seas, 1953 [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a close-up view of ships in Singapore waters. They are made of bumboats and huge vessels. This photograph was taken with a Roflex in February 1953. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats along Singapore River

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photographs shows a number of bumboats on the banks of the Singapore River. Waterfront buildings rise above the banks including one which is under construction, and street vendors' tents are seen perching above the banks. G H Cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch hangout at Battery Road, is also...
  • Colombo Harbour, 1952 [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the Colombo Harbour. It features ships, bumboats and sampans at sea. The hill ridges are visible in the background. The photograph was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Close-up view of a wrecked Anson aircraft, 1953 [2]

    Events · Transportation
    This photograph shows a close-up view of the wheels and part of the wings of a grounded and smashed aircraft. It is most probably the Avro Anson aircraft that crashed in a Kuala Lumpur cemetery near the RAF airfield in 1953, killing its civilian pilot and co-pilot. RAF officers were...
  • 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.
  • A close-up view of a grounded aircraft

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a grounded aircraft in an airfield. It has twin propellers and the number 1683 on its tail. The propellers are covered with cloth. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.