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  • Storage space of a kampong house, 1974 or 1975 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a 1970s photograph of a makeshift storage space for a village house at Jalan Siput (now-expunged), off East Coast Road. Cans and wooden trays are placed on a low three-tiered open shelf. The open shelf, a wooden ladder and other items are sheltered under a zinc roof extended...
  • Pulau Semakau fishing village, 1969 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    Shown in this photograph are houses in the Pulau Semakau fishing village. They are perched on stilts elevated over the water. The island is presently a landfill set up by the Singapore Government in 1999. This village comprised of a small community of subsistence fishermen who made a living off...
  • 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.
  • Posing at Kampong Mata Ikan in Changi, between 1967-1968 : two people

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of Tan Peck Lian with her mother at Kampung Mata Ikan, a Malay village, off Upper Changi Road. Photograph donated by Tan Peck Lian, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_648. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Lim Chu Kang Village, 1978 : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a group of children posing outside a kampong house at Lim Chu Kang Village. The photograph depicts the carefree and rustic atmosphere of rural life. Photograph donated by Low Soi Moi and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_439. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pulau Semakau fishing village, 1969 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places
    Shown in this photograph are houses in the Pulau Semakau fishing village. They are perched on stilts elevated over the water. The island is presently a landfill set up by the Singapore Government in 1999. This village comprised of a small community of subsistence fishermen who made a living off...
  • 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...
  • Bukit Merah, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Bukit Merah in the 1980s. This photograph shows the Bukit Merah junction near Delta Road, facing the expressway. It depicts a railway track with some wooden houses and flats at the background of the photograph. Photograph donated by Tang Kian Cheong and displayed at the...
  • Front entrance of a kampong house, 1974 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This is a photograph of front view of a village house in Jalan Siput off East Coast Road. Such houses are found in most rural areas. The walls are made of wooden planks and the roof are made of zinc. The smiles on the young boys' faces reflect the simplicity...
  • Fisherman's house at Tuas jetty, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a remote fishing village in Tuas jetty. In the background is a fisherman's house. It was usual to find wooden stilt houses in kampongs built near the sea. In most rural areas, fire-prone houses were made from basic wooden planks, and attap or zinc roofs....
  • Katong, 1960s : aerial view [8]

    Streets and Places
    This picture shows an aerial view of Katong and its residential area. An aeroplane is seen flying across the sky. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Katong, 1960s : aerial view [7]

    Streets and Places
    This picture shows an aerial view of Katong and its residential area. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Lorong 37 Geylang no. 5, 1960 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a man standing outside the Aljunied family home at 5 Lorong 37 Geylang Road. It was the first house of Syed Haroon bin Hassan bin Abdul Rahman Aljunied. The house was demolished to make way for an apartment building but the two stone benches can still be...
  • A house on Goodwood Road, 1988 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows a two-storey private house on Goodwood Road, Sussex estate. Five people are seen standing on the balcony. It was taken on 25 September 1988. Photograph donated by Wong Min Chin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007.
  • Stilt houses, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This is a photograph of a typical kampong scene with a cluster of attap houses at one of the islands of Singapore. It was usual to find wooden stilt houses for rural structures built near the sea. Photograph donated by Tan Liang Chu, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008....
  • Man posing outside a kampong house, 1970s : full-length portrait

    Arts · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This is a photograph of a man posing outside a kampong house at No. 2, Jalan Teck Kee. Behind him are some potted plants. The plus side to kampong living lies in having outdoor space for growing plants. Donated by Desmond Ng, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_088....
  • 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.
  • Yew Tee Village, 1976 : group photograph [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a man lifting up a toddler, with a child standing next to him. In the background are kampong houses. The appealing side to rural life was the carefree lifestyle and communal spirit among kampong dwellers. Photograph donated by Low Soi Moi and displayed at the...
  • Backyard of a kampong house, 1974 or 1975 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of the back door of a village house in Jalan Siput off East Coast Road. In most rural areas, fire-prone houses were made from basic wooden planks and attap roofs. This photograph depicts the simplicity and the relaxed way of life that were prevalent during the...