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  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building), CPF Building...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. Across the road are other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items to shoppers walking along the street. On...
  • Telok Ayer Market and Shenton Way : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the rooftop of the Telok Ayer Market, also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market". Its eye-catching octagonal design and clock tower makes this food centre a unique landmark at Raffles Quay. In the background are financial and office buildings at Shenton Way, including...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a street scene showing people walking and a trishaw rider carrying a passenger, travelling along Telok Ayer Street. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with its ornamental dragons, symbolising good luck, perched on the elaborately tiled roof. Towering over the shophouses is...
  • Singapore city skyline, 1970s : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · 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 Singapore skyline. Pictured near the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel and the River Valley area. In the background are financial and office buildings. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese man talking to some roadside sellers who are hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. The man, a shopper, is seen clutching two birdcages. The Chinese women are wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun. They joined...
  • OCBC Centre, 1980s : side view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre as seen from a park at the corner of Raffles Place and Chulia Street. On the left is a restful oasis which was built after a fire destroyed the building that once stood on this spot. It has the tranquil appearance of a park,...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Chinese women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. They joined other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items along the street. In the background is a man...
  • View of OCBC Centre from Circular Road, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows OCBC Centre standing in contrast to the two- and three-storey shophouses at Circular Road. The goods and services offered by traders and merchants here draw people to this street. Cars are parked along the sides of the road. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 10 cm. Title...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a street scene showing people walking and cycling along Telok Ayer Street. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with its ornamental dragons, symbolising good luck, perched on the elaborately tiled roof. Towering over the shophouses is the OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an artist's impression of the OCBC Centre and the Singapore River. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. In 2001, the National Heritage Board designated the land on which it sits as Singapore's 52nd historic...
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : side view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre as seen from a junction along New Bridge Road. Old shophouses on the left stand in contrast to modern commercial and office buildings marking the skyline in the nearby central business district (CBD). Cars are seen passing by a corner shophouse that carries a...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a busy street scene along Telok Ayer Street. Seen here is a man riding his tricycle-cart and a woman pushing her three-wheeled cart along the road. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with one of its ornately carved columns at the entrance...
  • Singapore city skyline, 1970s : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · 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 Singapore skyline. Pictured near the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel and the River Valley area. In the background are financial and office buildings. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Buildings at Cecil Street : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a traffic junction at Cecil Street in Singapore's central business district. Set against the skyline are Tung Ann Association Building and G B Building. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a busy street scene at Telok Ayer Street. People are seen walking on either side, while a trishaw rider wearing a traditional straw pointed hat, passes along the road. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with one of its ornately carved columns at the...
  • OCBC Centre, 1980s : side view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre as seen from a park at the corner of Raffles Place and Chulia Street. On the left is a restful oasis which was built after a fire destroyed the building that once stood on this spot. It has the tranquil appearance of a park,...
  • OCBC Centre, 1980s : side view [3]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre as seen from a park at the corner of Raffles Place and Chulia Street. On the left is a restful oasis which was built after a fire destroyed the building that once stood on this spot. It has the tranquil appearance of a park,...
  • OCBC Centre : night view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a well-lit OCBC Centre, taken in the evening. It stands in contrast to the darkened area of Boat Quay and the Singapore River. Set against the skyline are financial skyscrapers like the Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building. Physical dimensions of original:...
  • Telok Ayer Street and Thian Hock Keng Temple : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a busy street scene along Telok Ayer Street. Seen here is a man riding his tricycle-cart along the road. On the left is the Thian Hock Keng Temple with one of its ornately carved columns at the entrance and ornamental dragons, symbolising good luck, perched...
  • Telok Ayer Market and Shenton Way : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the rooftop of the Telok Ayer Market, also known as Lau Pa Sat or "Old Market". Its eye-catching octagonal design and clock tower makes this food centre a unique landmark at Raffles Quay. In the background are financial and office buildings at Shenton Way, including...
  • Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. Across the road are other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items. On the road are two trishaws. The...
  • Singapore city skyline, 1970s : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · 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 Singapore skyline. Pictured near the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel and the River Valley area. In the background are financial and office buildings. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : side view [4]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre as seen from a junction along New Bridge Road. Old shophouses on the left stand in contrast to modern commercial and office buildings marking the skyline in the nearby central business district (CBD). A corner shophouse on the left carries a billboard advertisement for...