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  • Chulia Street buildings, circa 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970 photograph shows a street scene at Chulia Street. There are cars parked in front of China Building, the old OCBC headquarters, to the right of the photograph. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, China Building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its...
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1964 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1964 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • OCBC Centre : interior [11]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the banking hall and mezzanine of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. The spacious, carpeted hall is decorated with flowers for the bank's inauguration. Below the green banner is a counter. The atmosphere is both grand and pleasant. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Viewing deck and balcony of the China Building, Chulia Street : side view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the open viewing deck and balcony of China Building at Chulia Street. The building's traditional Chinese architectural style is reflected in its decorative details, carved pillars and railings with ornaments on top of the posts. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bagpipe group : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an all-girls bagpipe band outside the OCBC Centre. This display was in celebration of the OCBC Centre inauguration. The name of the bank in Chinese, 'Hua Sha', can be seen at its entrance. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : exterior [6]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a crowd gathered outside the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. Inside the banking hall, VIPs and invited guests are seen attending the inauguration of OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre : interior [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing guests at the inauguration of OCBC Centre. Above is the mezzanine which serves as the administrative section of the hall. At the centre of the banking hall is an architectural model of the building. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : top view [6]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows guests walking the red carpet while others arriving at the entrance of the OCBC Centre. The VIPs are seen shaking hands with the management of OCBC Bank. Photographers are ready with their cameras to capture moments during the opening of the 52-storey Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre....
  • OCBC Bank logo : general view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC logo at the banking hall, taken during the OCBC Centre Inauguration. Flowers are placed near the logo of OCBC Bank. It depicts a Chinese junk, reflecting the bank's strong Asian heritage. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : exterior [4]

    Events · Economy · Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a troupe of lion dance performers, playing cymbals and drums, near the entrance at OCBC Centre. Next to them, on the floor, is a lion head. On the wall are two Chinese characters 'Hua Sha', literally translated as China Building. Below that is OCBC Centre, the building's...
  • UOB Plaza, 1970s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the UOB Plaza towering over the bumboats and shophouses along the Singapore River. The Asia Insurance Building (now known as Ascott Singapore Raffles Place) and Ocean Building can be seen in the background. The Chartered Bank building is on the left of UOB Plaza. Completed in 1973,...
  • China Building at Chulia Street, circa 1975 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1975 photograph shows the façade of the old OCBC headquarters, also known as the China Building at Chulia Street. Built in traditional Chinese architectural style, the building features a distinctive roof. Signages bearing the names of the bank and its building in English and Chinese adorn the pillars and...
  • OCBC Centre : interior [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing guests at the inauguration of OCBC Centre. Above is the mezzanine which serves as the administrative section of the hall. At the centre of the banking hall is an architectural model of the building. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre : interior [14]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the mezzanine of the banking hall during the OCBC Centre Inauguration. An old man makes a speech as others who are seated, look on. Behind them is the OCBC Bank's logo which depicts a Chinese junk, reflecting the bank's strong Asian heritage. Physical dimensions of original: 35...
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : top view [5]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows guests walking the red carpet while others arriving at the entrance of the OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Banking hall, OCBC : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a night view of the banking hall at OCBC Centre. The bank's logo which depicts a Chinese junk, reflecting the bank's strong Asian heritage, is displayed prominently inside the banking hall. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • OCBC Bank logo : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC logo at the banking hall, taken during the OCBC Centre Inauguration. Flowers are placed near the logo of OCBC Bank. It depicts a Chinese junk, reflecting the bank's strong Asian heritage. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bagpipe group : general view [4]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an all-girls bagpipe band outside the OCBC Centre. This display was in celebration of the OCBC Centre inauguration. On the wall are two Chinese characters 'Hua Sha', literally translated as China Building. Below that is OCBC Centre, the building's name in English. Physical dimensions of original: 35...
  • 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,...
  • VIPs at OCBC Centre inauguration : general view [3]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Personalities · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing David Marshall shaking hands with a man as he arrives at the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. He is among many VIPs and guests who are attending the inauguration of OCBC Centre. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • HSBC Building, 1960s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Building, located along Collyer Quay. The building was demolished in 1979 to make way for the present Hongkong Bank Building. Beside the HSBC Building stands the Maritime Building (now replaced by Tung Centre). Title devised by Library staff. Date of...
  • View of OCBC Centre from Circular Road : general 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 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. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre inauguration : close-up [1]

    Events · Economy · Organisations · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows guests arriving on the red carpet, at the entrance of OCBC Centre. The VIPs are seen shaking hands with the management of OCBC during the opening of the 52-storey Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Centre. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.