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  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are 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),...
  • 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...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [3]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shop houses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Three men in a sailboat : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Three men are manipulating the sails of their boat trying to set out to sea while a third man ankle-deep in water is encouraging them on.
  • 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...
  • Vendors by the sea : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows some fish traders sorting out baskets of fishes on the beach. In front of them are some fishing boats. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River and bumboats on the river : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a stretch of the Singapore River with bumboats moored along both sides. A boat is moving along the centre of the river. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are 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, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building) and CPF Building....
  • Waterfront : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This postcard picture provides a panoramic view of Singapore's waterfront together with the city's skyline, taken against a backdrop of a clear blue sky and a deep-blue sea, showing modern, high-rise buildings stretched along the coastline in the Central Business District. A solitary boat can be seen in the foreground....
  • 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...
  • Boats and container port, 1960s : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats, lighters and container ships operating on the waters within close proximity to a port which can be seen on the right side. The container ships are loading and unloading their cargo beside the warehouses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shophouses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff
  • 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...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, with bumboats : general 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 picturesque view of the Singapore River, shown here with a picture of bumboats partly covered by the elegant branches of a tree. In the background, more bumboats are seen against the backdrop of a row of shophouses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.