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  • Two men sitting in a boat

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Foo, Chin Hwa
    This photograph shows two men sitting at the bow of one of the boats docked at a yacht club. They appear to be having a relaxing time on the boat. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pier : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows a pier on the Johor Strait. Several sailing boats can be seen and the land mass in the background is actually Johor, Malaysia. The photographer's notes state that this is a pier at Y Marina, in the vicinity of Tanjong Irau. These places no longer exist...
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows two vessels near the shores off Amber Road. These vessels are probably a piling barge and a reclaimer vessel used for land reclamation. A boundary is also seen to be constructed in the sea near the vessels. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road land reclamation work : general view [12]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a boundary that is constructed for land reclamation works in the sea at Amber Road. Some boats and buildings can be seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a view of the sea along Amber Road, taken most likely from a building. Some boats can be seen parked on the beach and people are spotted swimming in the sea. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1967 : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. Two people in a small boat are featured in the foreground while a large ship is seen near the horizon. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road, boats : close-up

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some boats on the beach at Amber Road. These boats, also known as sampan, were commonly used in the past for fishing and short range transportation. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [11]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. A boundary, which is constructed for land reclamation works is spotted further away in the sea. A boat can be seen parked on the beach. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [9]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the sea boundary seen off the shore along Amber Road. Sand deposits around the boundary and a vessel, which is probably a spreader ship, are featured. A small boat is spotted on the left foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Keppel Harbour, 1979

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a bumboat passing Keppel Harbour. Ships can be seen docking at the harbour. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anderson Bridge, 1973 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This 1973 photograph shows Anderson Bridge spanning the mouth of Singapore River. The bridge was built in 1910 to accommodate Singapore's increasing volume of traffic. Boats plying along the river pass through under the bridge. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_424. Title...
  • Springtime Boating Lake, 1969 : group photograph

    Arts · Sports and Recreation
    This is a group photograph of Yong Mei Lin and her friends, outside Springtime Boating Lake. The photograph shows four young women in a standing pose. In a squatting pose are three young men in front of the women. The signboard on the building just behind the group, has the...
  • Boats docked near Clifford Pier, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    Bumboats, synonymous with the growth and development of Singapore, are docked near Clifford Pier. During the pre-air travel era and after, bumboats served passengers who commuted between ships anchored out at sea and the Singapore mainland. Donated by Mary Lim, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by...
  • Singapore River, 1960s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation
    A bumboat is seen plying along the Singapore River in the 1960s. These lighters were vital to the commercial activity on the Singapore River located in the central region for more than a hundred years. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" in 1983, relocated these boats to Pasir Panjang. Photograph donated by...
  • Bumboat ride, 1953 : general view

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a group of people being ferried in a bumboat, from Clifford Pier. In the early days, bumboats were extensively used for transportation of goods and also for ferrying people along the Singapore River, Rochore, Kallang Rivers and various off-shore islands. A bumboat is also known as 'Tongkang'...
  • Transporting logs at Tuas jetty, 1970 : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Transportation
    This is a photograph of a remote village in Tuas jetty. In the foreground are boats and sampans used for the transportation of wooden logs. In the background is a typical kampong with a cluster of attap houses. It was usual to find wooden stilt houses for rural structures built...
  • Boat Quay, 1960s : aerial view

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This picture is an aerial view of the Singapore River showing Boat Quay in the 1960s. It is located in the central region of Singapore, and lots of bumboats used to dock there. Seen too in the picture are old shophouses which lined the quay. Photograph donated by Peh Heng...
  • Seletar Reservoir, 1969 : panoramic view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph, taken at the opening ceremony of the Seletar Reservoir on 10 August 1969, shows a panoramic view of the Seletar Reservoir, and a sailboat is seen sailing in the reservoir. Photograph donated by Chua Ai Lin and displayed at Heritage Roadshow 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Woman at Collyer Quay, 1971 : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1971 photograph of Michael Tan's mother, posing for a photograph at Collyer Quay, with bumboats in the background, near the river bank. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_685. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Travelling by boat, 1975 : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Transportation
    Shown in the picture are people in bumboats navigating through the choppy waters surrounding an island near Singapore. Others are seen disembarking upon reaching the island. Bumboats which are synonymous with the growth and development of Singapore, also served passengers who commuted between Singapore's offshore islands and the mainland. Photograph...
  • Clifford Pier, 1974 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This is a 1974 photograph of boats docking at Clifford Pier. An embarkation and disembarkation pier, it was once a busy landing and departure point after its opening. During the pre-air travel era and after, it served passengers commuting between ships anchored out at sea and the Singapore mainland. For...
  • Clifford Pier, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    Bumboats at Clifford Pier, an embarkation and disembarkation pier. During the pre-air travel era and after, it served passengers commuting between ships anchored out at sea and the Singapore mainland. Donated by Mary Lim, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_046. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Singapore River, 1983 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph which shows a section of the Singapore River. The bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) are partly covered by the hanging roots or branches of a tree. In the background, more bumboats are seen against the backdrop of a row of shophouses. The man in the...
  • Travelling by boat, 1975 : general view [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Transportation
    The picture shows people in row-boats reaching an island belonging to Singapore. Shown in the background are people resting under a zinc-roofed wooden shelter. The canoe-like boats are propelled by oars with one men standing up near one end of the boat rowing and ferrying passengers who commute between Singapore's...