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  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows several bumboats moored at the banks of Boat Quay. The quay was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three quarters of all shipping business during the 1860s. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph highlights two bumboats transporting supplies on the Singapore River. Seen in the background are rows of terraced shophouses and the old Hill Street Police Station building, which is now known as the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) building. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Singapore River : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph depicts a bumboat on Singapore River, with Clemenceau Bridge and a row of terraced shophouses as the backdrop. The Clemenceau Bridge crosses over the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay, 1968 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph highlights bumboats on Singapore River. Seen in the background is the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, which are two separate buildings joined by a Clock Tower. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses by the riverside on Boat Quay. Bumboats can be seen parked on the river. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1982

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Coleman Bridge in September 1982. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river at Boat Quay. In the foreground of the picture, a goods-laden barge lighter is seen moving along the river. Shophouses...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Elgin Bridge in September 1970. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river. Commercial buildings in the vicinity, like the Bank of China Building and the Asia Insurance Building (now known as Ascott...
  • Bumboats and shophouses at Clarke Quay, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows Clarke Quay (between Coleman Bridge and Read Bridge). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The area has been converted into commercial use for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment needs, with the restoration and redevelopment of...
  • Bumboats on Boat Quay, 1980 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph is a close-up view of the bumboats in Boat Quay. The picture depicts details like the semi-circular structure at the aft of the bumboat that serves as shelter for the boatmen, as well as long canvas sheets covering the open deck of the bumboats. Shophouses and other...
  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • Anderson Bridge, 1973 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This 1973 photograph shows Anderson Bridge spanning the mouth of Singapore River. The bridge was built in 1910 to accommodate Singapore's increasing volume of traffic. Boats plying along the river pass through under the bridge. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_424. Title...
  • Pigeons flying over the Singapore River, 1970s : general view

    Arts · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Kouo Shang Wei's award-winning photograph shows a pack of pigeons in flight, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the CBD (Central Business District) area. These skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre and the UOB Plaza. In the foreground are bumboats anchored along the sides of the Singapore River. Title devised by...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River. A bumboat is passing under the Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) laden with cargo is sailing along the Singapore River. It is believed that the "painted eyes" on the boat enable it to 'see' any danger ahead. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too....
  • Singapore River, 1977 : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River at night. The Elgin Bridge can be seen in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of bumboats carrying goods which docked alongside the pier in the Singapore River. The river has undergone major changes since 1819. Photograph donated by Tan Gak Chee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_267. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [4]

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) is sailing along the Singapore River. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too. In the background, the low-rise shophouses of Boat Quay can be seen and some construction activity is still ongoing at...
  • Singapore River, 1983 : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, with bumboats neatly moored along its sides. Surrounding the Singapore River are major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and the UOB Plaza. The large dome tower of the Old Supreme Court Building can...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a portion of Singapore's landscape behind the Padang area, from a south-west direction. Prominent landmarks include the Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Singapore River as well as Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : night view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the brightly lit OCBC Centre standing tall over the surrounding shophouses and buildings in the CBD (Central Business District) area. The buildings which can be seen include the UOB Plaza and the Hong Leong Finance Building. Rows of bumboats are neatly lined along the sides of the...