Skip to Main Content

Search Results

Showing 1 - 24 of 103
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : 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 Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with cars parked both around and at the centre. The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, stands on the left. The Department Store was destroyed by a fire in 1972 and the current site is...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with pedestrians walking about in front of Robinson's Department Store and the OUB (Overseas Union Bank) building. The iconic statue of Eros is seen on the roof of Robinson's Department Store. On the left is the...
  • 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...
  • Shenton Way, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph gives a view of the skyline in the Shenton Way area. Landmarks in this photograph include DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) Tower, CPF (Central Provident Fund) Building, UIC (United Industrial Corporation) Building and OCBC (Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation) Centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore skyline, 1986 : general view [6]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the skyscrapers such as HSBC Bank Building, Overseas Union Bank (OUB) and OCBC Centre that define the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline in 1986. A construction crane is visible at the top of the OUB Centre tower. The foreground of the photograph depicts the Clifford Pier...
  • Clifford Pier, 1960s : aerial view [3]

    Transportation · 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 Clifford Pier, with bumboats and ships anchored around the Marina Bay area. At night, the carpark outside the entrance of the Pier served as a hawker centre and was popular with musicians and night birds who stayed up late. The carpark was eventually...
  • Pavilion by a lake : general view

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, five women in their traditional attire are walking around a pavilion. Above, the arching trees naturally shed their leaves during the autumn season. This scene is reflected on the peaceful water of a lake. 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.
  • 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...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of the Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with a carpark in front of the Robinson's Department Store (centre) and the OUB (Overseas Union Bank) building (left). The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, was destroyed by a fire in...
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the landscape of East Coast Park. Visible in the background are Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats of the Marine Parade estate. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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...
  • Singapore cityscape, 1983 : aerial view [3]

    Arts · 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 cityscape taken in the south direction. Prominent landmarks include the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, what is now the New Supreme Court, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore River, the bumboats (also called...
  • 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...
  • Central Business District, 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 the arterial Bras Basah and Stamford Roads, with the surrounding City Hall area and the neighbouring Central Business District around Raffles Place. Landmarks in the foreground include Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, the land where SMU (Singapore Management University) presently stands, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Presbyterian Church, YMCA...
  • Singapore skyline, 1980s : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline with fireworks over the Singapore River. The Elgin Bridge can been seen at the foreground. Prominent landmarks such as OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza can be seen at the background. A photographic multiple exposure was utilised in...
  • Singapore skyline, 1986 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the skyscrapers such as HSBC Bank Building, OUB Centre and OCBC Centre that define the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline in 1986. The Clifford Pier can been seen at the left side of the photograph. The centre of the photograph shows the Fullerton Hotel. Title devised...
  • Kreta Ayer street scene, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows street vendors selling various products such as laterns and shoes to passer-bys in Kreta Ayer during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The street stalls are flanked by rows of shophouses on the sides. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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,...
  • Singapore skyline, 1986 : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the skyscrapers such as HSBC Bank Building, OUB Centre and OCBC Centre that define the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline in 1986. The foreground of the photograph depicts the Clifford Pier and Fullerton Hotel. Title devised by Library staff.