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  • 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...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an artist's impression of the OCBC Centre and the Singapore River. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. In 2001, the National Heritage Board designated the land on which it sits as Singapore's 52nd historic...
  • OCBC Centre and Singapore River : close-up

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs, in the Singapore River. The number of boats reflect the hive of activity in the busy river. On the right is a drum with coiled marine ropes, used for mooring boats. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is...
  • Dragon Boat race at Singapore River : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Sports and Recreation · Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Dragon Boat race at the Singapore River. In each long and narrow, dragon-shaped boat is a drummer who sets the rhythm for the paddlers by beating a drum and a coxswain who steers the boat with a rudder. In the background are financial buildings and shophouses...
  • OCBC Centre and financial district skyline : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre with shophouses in the surrounding areas. Bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs, are docked at the Singapore River along Boat Quay. Set against the skyline are financial skyscrapers like the Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building. Physical...