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  • Man posing at Cheang Hong Lim Place, 1970s : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows a man standing near old shophouses at Cheang Hong Lim Place. Laundry being hung on bamboo poles to dry, can be seen sticking out from the windows. The scene is reflected in a puddle of rainwater. Donated by Ang Tiong Cheng, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow...
  • Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, 1986 : 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 a cityscape view of the Raffles City and Raffles Hotel, as seen across from Beach Road. It shows the low rise Raffles Hotel in the foreground and The Westin Stamford alongside sister hotel, The Westin Plaza in the background. (The Westin Stamford has been renamed...
  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • Victoria Memorial Hall, 1960s : aerial view

    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 Victoria Memorial Hall, located at the heart of Singapore's civic district. Now known as the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the landmark has performed a wide range of functions from political meetings to stage performances since it was constructed in 1862. The...
  • Raffles City, 1986 : interior [7]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is of the interior atrium of the then, newly built Raffles City Shopping Centre, with a semicircular opening for the escalators as the focal point. The ceiling lights along the semicircular opening are reflected on the floor's surface. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Beach Road shophouse, late 1970s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This 1970s photograph shows the façade of a 2-storey shophouse at Beach Road. Discolouration is seen on the walls, while the roof of this weather-worn building has partly collapsed. Several panels are missing from the shophouse windows on the second storey. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, at the...
  • 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...
  • SIA Computer Centre, 1984 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Singapore Airlines Computer Centre with some clouds in the sky and a carpark in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road, late 1940s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a shophouse at Mohamed Sultan Road. The signboard of this weather-worn shophouse shows Kim Bee and the Anchor Beer logo suggests that a pub was in operation. Photograph donated by Teo Eng Teck and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_498. Date of creation estimated....
  • 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...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : aerial view

    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 bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River. A bumboat is passing under the Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Singapore River, 1977 : night view

    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 bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River at night. The Elgin Bridge can be seen in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • 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...
  • Upper Cross Street, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street scene at Upper Cross Street, one of the older streets of Singapore. The area has a large concentration of Chinese traditional businesses, from medicinal halls to delicacies and tailoring shops. The old shophouses in the foreground stand in contrast to the skyscraper in the background....
  • 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...
  • Hotel Rendezvous Singapore, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This 1980s photograph depicts Hotel Rendezvous, which is a mix of old colonial and modern architecture. The Rendezvous Restaurant, well known for its nasi padang, is prominently sited on the ground floor of the older 3-storey art deco building. Above the older building is a large neon sign advertising the...
  • Central Business District skyline, 1970s : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows the skyline of the Central Business District (CBD) and view of the Singapore waterfront. Seen in photograph are the commercial and office buildings at Shenton Way. Donated by Choo Hai Boon, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_127. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Lady posing at National Theatre, 1977 : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Arts
    This is a photograph of a lady posing next to a bush in front of the National Theatre (Panggong Negara in Malay) located at River Valley Road. Photograph donated by Lim Soh Lian and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_488. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Middle Road, 1980s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places
    This is a 1980s photograph showing old two-storey shophouses along Middle Road. The ground floor units typically carried on lively retail trade in food and daily necessities. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_052. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • National Theatre, 1983 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows an exterior view of the National Theatre (Panggong Negara, in Malay). The name of the building can be seen on its façade on the left. Donated by Lee Wan Goh and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_712. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1983 : aerial view [3]

    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 Singapore River, with bumboats neatly moored along its sides. Surrounding the Singapore River are major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and the UOB Plaza. The large dome tower of the Old Supreme Court Building can...
  • 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...