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  • 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...
  • Paya Lebar Police Station, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a 1982s photograph of the colonial-style building of the Paya Lebar Police Station as seen from a traffic junction. Flags adorn the walls of the government building in the run-up to the country's National Day. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [5]

    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, Boat Quay and the Central Business District around Raffles Place. Title...
  • City Hall, Merdeka Day, 1960s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows the steps of the City Hall decorated for the Malaysia Week celebrations. Hanging from the Corinthian columns of this stately building is a large banner bearing a map of Singapore and Malaysia, with the word "Merdeka". Donated by S. Zahra Aljunied, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Custom House, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This 1980s photograph shows Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) works in progress outside the old Custom House at Maxwell Road. Built at a cost of $313,000 in 1932 by Public Works Department (PWD), the Customs House also housed the Film Censor's Office and Maxwell Road Post Office from 6 Jun...
  • Child on a bicycle in front of City Hall, 1965 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Events · Streets and Places
    This 1965 photograph shows a child seated on a bicycle in the Padang. Shown in the background of this picture is a general view of City Hall, decorated with billboards to celebrate Singapore's first National Day in 1965. A handwritten caption in Chinese (roughly translated into English as "Singapore separates...
  • Kallang Airport, 1966 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows the Kallang Airport. Three airplanes are parked on the tarmac and there is a motor car and a man riding on a bicycle on the runaway. Kallang Airport is Singapore's first civil airport. It was was completed at a cost of S$8 million and opened on 12...
  • Singapore General Hospital, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a general view of Norris Block, located at the Lower Circus of the Singapore General Hospital. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_015. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Padang, 1990s : aerial view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the main civic and business districts in Singapore, focusing on the Padang and its surrounding areas. The Padang is located in the central area of Singapore, and is used for various signature events. Photograph donated by Soh Kim Mun and displayed at Heritage...
  • Padang and City Hall : general view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows the Padang in front of the Municipal Building (City Hall) during the pre-war period. Photograph donated by Loo Say Chong and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore cityscape, 1986 : aerial view

    Arts · 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 City Hall area, with the open field of the Padang featuring prominently in front. Other landmarks include Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Old Supreme Court, Singapore Cricket Club and Singapore Recreation Club beside the Padang, Peninsula Plaza, Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Carlton...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [3]

    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, Boat Quay and the Central Business District around Raffles Place. Title...
  • Subang Airport, 1966 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This 1966 photograph shows two men wearing suits posing in front of Subang Airport. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_065. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [4]

    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, Boat Quay and the Central Business District around Raffles Place. Title...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [2]

    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, which includes a part of the Central Business District 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, Boat...
  • Master Attendant Office, S'pore 11, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph of the road from Town Hall shows the Master Attendant’s Office and Cavenagh Bridge on the right. On the left the Volunteers’ Drill Hall, which is nearing completion (opened January 1891). Title devised by library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Newton Circus, at Kampong Java Road : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Communications · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1978 photograph depicts Newton Circus, at Kampong Java Road. It shows a view of a street with low-rise buildings. One of the buildings on the right houses the Newton Post Office. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : side view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a side view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters along Neil Road. Located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road, the former Jinrickshaw Station features a domed lantern set atop the 2-storeyed building, plasterwork and the arches on...
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  • Town Hall and Court House, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a view of the Town Hall (left) and the Court House, near the Esplanade (present day Padang). Built in 1862, the Town Hall was designed by John Bennett (the Municipal Engineer). This building has a theatre on the ground floor, offices and meeting rooms on the...
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  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a general view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The Ionic pilasters and curved pediment on the corner, the square tower with its octagonal dome and arches on the building’s...
    Reproduction Available
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : general view [8]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a general view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The Ionic pilasters and curved pediment on the corner, the square tower with its octagonal dome and arches on the building’s...
    Reproduction Available
  • Singapore High Court, 1950s : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of the Old Supreme Court located at St Andrew's Road. The building sits on the former site of the Grand Hotel de l'Europe since 1936. It has been vacated in 2005 with the opening of a new Supreme Court building located behind it and by...
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  • Police Court.64, [1890s] : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This late 1890s photograph from G. R. Lambert & Co. shows the Central Police Station on the left, facing the Police Court on the right. There is a handwritten note, "South Bridge Road Singapore. Police Courts & Station", above the photograph. The Central Police Station was opened in April 1886...
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  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing part of the exterior of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The building’s name is carved into the exterior wall. Plasterwork, exposed brickworks and arches on the building’s lower level can...
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