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  • Sampans and houses on stilts along a river : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    Seen in this photograph is a peaceful kampong scene with some sampans moored near houses on stilts along a river. There are two other sampans in the water, one of which has a woman dressed in red standing in it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple prayer hall : interior

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph of a Chinese temple, probably the Thian Hock Keng temple, shows the interior prayer hall with three big brass urns, antique lamps and a statue of Buddha. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men climbing up coconut trees : general view

    Nature and Environment · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph provides an overall view of a coconut plantation, and seen in action in the distance are some men climbing up the vertical trunks of the coconut trees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shipbuilding on the bank of Kallang River : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured in this photograph taken in the early part of the 20th century is a view of a shipyard sited most probably at the basin of the Kallang River. In the foreground is the huge wooden hull of a boat under construction. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Two sampans near kelongs : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a picture of serenity showing two sampans, one with a rower, near some kelongs in calm waters. On the horizon beyond is the pink glow of the rising sun. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Attap houses on stilts along waterside : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Captured here is a general view of attap houses built on stilts, with their reflections mirrored in the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Attap house on stilts along a waterfront : exterior

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Shown in this photograph is an attap house built on wooden stilts along a waterfront. The roof and walls are made of attap. At the side is a walkway ending with a ladder leading into the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Shuang Lin Temple from afar : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Photographed here from a distance is a side view of the Shuang Lin Temple in Singapore, with its curved roofs and decorative ridges built in traditional Chinese architectural style. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kampong with three attap houses and coconut trees : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph showing three attap houses nestling among coconut trees in a kampong. In the foreground is a narrow mud track. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Men sitting under an attap shelter : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This picture provides a view of several men seated and working in a thatched-roof shelter under the shade of leafy banana plants and other trees at a corner of a fenced compound. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay kampong with four Malay men at a river bridge : general view

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows some Malay kampong houses along the river bank with a bridge of wooden planks leading to them. Three Malay men are seen standing on the bridge and another one is about to cross it. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.