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  • Chulia Street buildings, circa 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970 photograph shows a street scene at Chulia Street. There are cars parked in front of China Building, the old OCBC headquarters, to the right of the photograph. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, China Building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its...
  • Stained glass window : close-up [5]

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a stained glass window depicting a large ship which is docked at a harbour. An inscription with four Chinese characters "任重致远" can be seen above. Title devised by Library staff.
  • City Hall area, 1970s : aerial view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Presented in this black-and-white photograph is an aerial view of the City Hall area taken in the late 1970s. Landmarks include Saint Andrew's Cathedral, War Memorial Park, the Padang, Fort Canning Park at the top left corner and the land where Raffles City is presently located, in which the ground-breaking...
  • Singapore city skyline : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the city against Singapore's skyline. Pictured on the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel. In the background are financial and office buildings. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1964 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1964 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Viewing deck and balcony of the China Building, Chulia Street : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the open viewing deck and balcony of China Building at Chulia Street. The building's traditional Chinese architectural style is reflected in its decorative details, carved pillars and railings with ornaments on top of the posts. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Anderson Bridge : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1979 photograph shows Anderson Bridge at the Singapore River. Set against the skyline is the clock tower that bridges Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cavenagh Bridge at dusk : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Cavenagh Bridge at the Singapore River as night falls. Set against the skyline is UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A street in Kreta Ayer, 1980s : night view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lines of Chinese lanterns strung above the bustling streets of Kreta Ayer, with rows of shop houses lining its sides. Financial buildings from the Central Business District can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Skyline of Singapore's civic district and historical quays : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing an aerial view of the city skyline and the three major quays along the Singapore River - Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. On the left is the octagonal shaped Subordinate Court Complex. On the right is Fort Canning Park with its red-and-white radio...
  • City Hall area, 1986 : general view [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a view of the City Hall area. Landmarks include Peninsula Shopping Centre, Peninsula Plaza with its Chinese name "柏龄大厦" marked on it, The Adelphi, Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Raffles City, War Memorial Park, the Singapore Recreation Club beside the Padang, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore and Mandarin Oriental, Singapore...
  • Demolition near OCBC Centre : general view [1]

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows workers clearing the ruins of a wrecked building near the OCBC Centre. Many old houses and buildings were torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Seen at the site is a crane. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation...
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1975 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1975 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • Cavenagh Bridge at dusk : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Cavenagh Bridge at the Singapore River as night falls. Set against the skyline is UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Stained glass window : close-up [3]

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a stained glass window depicting a large ship docked at a harbour. An inscription with four Chinese characters "任重致远" can be seen above. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Masjid Sultan : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a frontal view of Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, located in Kampong Glam. The mosque with its huge dome is seen between two rows of shophouses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roof of Lau Pa Sat market, 1988 : top view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the clock tower of Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") and its trademark octagonal roof. In the background are the financial and office buildings in Singapore's Central Business District. These buildings include the CPF Building, UIC Building, DBS Tower and Shenton...
  • Clock tower of Telok Ayer Market, 1987 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a 1987 photograph showing Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") surrounded by modern office buildings. Among them are OCBC Centre and Bank of East Asia building. The food centre's eye-catching octagonal design and clock tower makes it a unique landmark at Raffles...
  • Clock tower of Telok Ayer Market, 1987 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a 1987 photograph showing Telok Ayer Market (also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market") surrounded by modern office buildings. Among them are OCBC Centre and Bank of East Asia building. The food centre's eye-catching octagonal design and clock tower makes it a unique landmark at Raffles...
  • Marina Bay under construction, 1985 : panoramic view

    Economy · Politics and Government · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows Marina Bay during the construction stage with boats and barges in the water. Parts of the areas surrounding the bay can also be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1964 : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1964 photograph shows a street scene at Chulia Street. It also shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the China Building features a distinctive roof. A row of two-storey shophouses can be seen to the right...
  • Asia Insurance Building, 1956 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Asia Insurance Building, as seen from the Marina Bay waterfront. Designed by Ng Keng Siang, it was the tallest building in Singapore when it was built in 1954. The Asia Insurance Building was renamed as Ascott Singapore Raffles Place in November 2008 after it was redeveloped...
  • Asia Insurance Building, 1950s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the exterior of the Asia Insurance Building, located at the junction of Raffles Quay and Finlayson Green. The two sides of the building diverge from a central narrow section and are uniform in appearance. The stepped roof is another distinctive feature of the building. Title devised by...