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  • Buildings in city centre : 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 sweeping view of the heart of the city with Chinatown area in the foreground and River Valley area in the background. The city skyline is characterised with modern high-rise buildings and traditional shophouses. Among the skyscrapers are office and residential buildings that extend into the horizon....
  • Open field near HDB estate : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an open field near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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.
  • Demolition near OCBC Centre : general view [1]

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows workers clearing the ruins of a wrecked building near the OCBC Centre. Many old houses and buildings were torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Seen at the site is a crane. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation...
  • 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.
  • HUDC flats in Marine Parade, 1970s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows HUDC (Housing and Urban Development Company) flats standing tall over a residential park in the foreground. These HUDC flats were built to cater to the housing needs of middle-income professionals who were unable to afford private properties and were not eligible for HDB flats during the 1970s...
  • Buildings being demolished : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some low-rise buildings awaiting demolition. Demolition works have started, with building structures and wirings exposed, torn-down walls and debris around the area. Plants growing near these buildings also appear to be uprooted. The buildings might have been torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Physical dimensions...
  • Park in Tiong Bahru estate : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows people relaxing in a park near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats in Tiong Bahru. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [3]

    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 the 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.
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [5]

    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 the East Coast Park. Visible in the background are Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats of the Marine Parade estate while frangipani plants line the bottom of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Condominium under construction : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a high rise condominium under construction, it towers over the low rise houses in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A street in Kreta Ayer, 1980s : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the bustling night markets in Kreta Ayer, with rows of shop houses lined along its sides. Landmarks from the Central Business District such as the Hong Leong Finance Building can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Low-rise buildings, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows an alley with low-rise buildings lining on both sides. Canopies and other structures extended from these buildings form a partial shelter for the alley. The exposed walls with cracks and makeshift shack with zinc panels of the low-rise buildings are in contrast with the two high-rise...
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [4]

    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 the 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.
  • Signboard at Fontana Garden construction site : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a signboard erected at the site to advertise a planned development of eleven bungalows at Fontana Garden. The names of the developer and architects are also given. Title devised by Library staff.
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [6]

    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 the East Coast Park with a man walking along the path in the centre of the photograph. 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.
  • Marine Parade, 1976 : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows newly constructed blocks of HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats in the Marine Parade area, with a park in the foreground. The Marine Parade housing estate, built on reclaimed land, was completed by the mid-1970s. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Buildings in city centre : 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 sweeping view of the heart of the city with the Tanjong Pagar and Duxton Road area in the foreground and Outram Park area in the background. Modern high-rise buildings which include commercial and residential buildings stand alongside traditional shophouses. This photograph was taken from the former...
  • HUDC flats in Marine Parade, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows HUDC (Housing and Urban Development Company) flats in the background. These HUDC flats were built to cater to the housing needs of middle-income professionals who were unable to afford private properties and were not eligible for HDB flats during the 1970s and 1980s. Title devised by Library...
  • Buildings in city centre : 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 sweeping view of the heart of the city with Tanjong Pagar area on the left and Chinatown area on the right. The city skyline is characterised with modern high-rise buildings and traditional shophouses. Among the skyscrapers are office and residential buildings that extend into the horizon....
  • Buildings in city centre : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a sweeping view of the heart of the city with Tanjong Pagar area in the foreground and Chinatown and Outram area, in the background. The city skyline is dotted with modern high-rise buildings and traditional shophouses. Among the skyscrapers are office and residential buildings. This photograph was...
  • Demolition near OCBC Centre : general view [2]

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the ruins of a wrecked building near the OCBC Centre. Many old houses and buildings were torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Seen at the site is a crane. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • HUDC flats in Marine Parade, 1970s : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a couple sitting in a pavilion with blocks of HUDC (Housing and Urban Development Company) flats in the background. These HUDC flats were built to cater to the housing needs of middle-income professionals who were unable to afford private properties and were not eligible for HDB flats...
  • Buildings being demolished : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some low-rise buildings awaiting demolition. Demolition works have started, with building structures, wirings exposed and debris around the area. The torn-down walls reveal the interior of one of the buildings. The buildings might have been torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Physical dimensions of original:...