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  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) laden with cargo is sailing along the Singapore River. It is believed that the "painted eyes" on the boat enable it to 'see' any danger ahead. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too....
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [4]

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) is sailing along the Singapore River. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too. In the background, the low-rise shophouses of Boat Quay can be seen and some construction activity is still ongoing at...
  • Open field near HDB estate : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an open field near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Skyline of Singapore's civic district and historical quays : aerial 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 an aerial view of the city skyline and the three major quays along the Singapore River - Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. On the left is the octagonal shaped Subordinate Court Complex. On the right is Fort Canning Park with its red-and-white radio...
  • City Hall area, 1986 : general view [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a view of the City Hall area. Landmarks include Peninsula Shopping Centre, Peninsula Plaza with its Chinese name "柏龄大厦" marked on it, The Adelphi, Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Raffles City, War Memorial Park, the Singapore Recreation Club beside the Padang, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore and Mandarin Oriental, Singapore...
  • 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.
  • Chulia Street, 1970s : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows roads and buildings in the Chulia Street area (near present day Raffles Place). Several landmark locations and buildings, such as the Padang, the Civilian War Memorial, and OCBC Centre, are visible in the far distance. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Central Business District, 1960s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph, likely to have been taken in the late 1960s, shows the City Hall area and the neighbouring Central Business District around Raffles Place. Landmarks include The Fullerton Hotel, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Old Supreme Court, Singapore Cricket Club and Singapore Recreation Club beside the Padang, Saint...
  • Buildings being demolished : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some low-rise buildings awaiting demolition. Demolition works have started, with building structures and wirings exposed, torn-down walls and debris around the area. Plants growing near these buildings also appear to be uprooted. The buildings might have been torn down to make way for urban redevelopment. Physical dimensions...
  • Park in Tiong Bahru estate : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows people relaxing in a park near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats in Tiong Bahru. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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.
  • River Valley Road : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1987 photograph shows an aerial view of River Valley Road and financial skyscrapers set against Singapore's skyline. On the left is National Theatre and the swimming pool at the foot of Fort Canning Hill. On the right is the construction site for the Liang Court building with a view...
  • Low-rise buildings, 1970s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows an alley with low-rise buildings lining on both sides. Canopies and other structures extended from these buildings form a partial shelter for the alley. The exposed walls with cracks and makeshift shack with zinc panels of the low-rise buildings are in contrast with the two high-rise...
  • Chinatown, 1986 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Chinatown, with the Hong Lim Complex pictured at the centre. The Complex is surrounded by numerous shophouses in the foreground. Other major landmarks include the Furama City Centre which can be seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • City Hall area, 1986 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a view of the City Hall area. Landmarks include Peninsula Shopping Centre, Peninsula Plaza with its Chinese name "柏龄大厦" marked on it, The Adelphi, Saint Andrew's Cathedral, Raffles City, War Memorial Park and Singapore Recreation Club beside the Padang. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Remains of a ruined building : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows sections of ruined walls of a building, with decaying bricks left exposed to the elements. Plants can be seen growing from the cracks of the wall. TItle devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Skyline of Singapore's civic district, 1976 : aerial 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 an aerial view of the civic district skyline. Bumboats are docked at the Singapore River which leads to the Marina Bay area in the background. Also pictured are buildings in the civic district like City Hall, next to the Padang and the Victoria Theatre and...
  • East Coast Park, 1970s : general view [6]

    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 with a man walking along the path in the centre of the photograph. 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.
  • Marine Parade, 1976 : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows newly constructed blocks of HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats in the Marine Parade area, with a park in the foreground. The Marine Parade housing estate, built on reclaimed land, was completed by the mid-1970s. Title devised by Library staff.
  • HUDC flats in Marine Parade, 1970s : general view [2]

    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 in the background. 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 and 1980s. Title devised by Library...