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  • Singapore Airlines (SIA) airplane, 1986 : general view [4]

    Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane with the SIA livery. The 1980s was a decade when SIA began building up its fleet to becoming an internationally respected brand. The Boeing B747-300 was dubbed the Big Top to reflect the increased seating capacity in the upper deck. This...
  • 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....
  • Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre. Beyond the bridge, moored along Singapore River, are bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs. In the background are financial buildings like the UIC Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building, framed against the skyline. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x...
  • Container port, 1986 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of a container port, with cranes loading and unloading cargo from the container ships anchored to the terminals. Pockets of islands can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal, 1986 : aerial view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Ayer Rajar Expressway (AYE) cutting across the Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal and office buildings near Shenton Way. In the background, nearby southern islands dot the ocean as the horizon meets the sky. Container berths and quay cranes can be seen at the port, run by Port...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured nearby is the well-lit OCBC Centre, as well as other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised...
  • Trishaw riders : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows three men engaged in a conversation along a pavement. Two of them appear to be trishawmen. Primarily Chinese immigrants, their dress style of choice include a pair of dark-coloured shorts, a loose-fitting, button shirt and a Chinese straw hat to protect them from the weather. Partially hidden...
  • 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.
  • Dockers at Singapore River : general view [2]

    Economy · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows dockers at work at the Singapore River. In the foreground is the back view of a man with his left hand on the back of a lorry and in the centre is a docker carrying a box on his shoulder walking down a gangplank....
  • Singapore Airlines airplane, 1984 : general view [2]

    Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane on the runway at Changi Airport. Evoking strong nationalistic pride is the livery "Singapore Celebrates 25 Years of Nation Building". The theme for the National Day celebrations in 1984 was 25 Years of Nation Building, 1959 - 1984. Physical dimensions of...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : general view

    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 on the Singapore River, 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. A row of old shophouses along Boat Quay can be seen in...
  • Samsui women on a pickup truck, 1986 : close-up

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a group of Samsui women sitting on the back of a pickup truck. This is usually the form of transport by which they are either ferried to or from work at the construction site. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Trishaw rider, 1979 : action [2]

    Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts the scene from a busy, tree-lined road. A trishaw rider is carrying a customer with groceries, there are also other vehicles on the road. The trishaw rider has his right hand up, as if in a gesture to thank the vehicle behind for giving way. The location...
  • Singapore Airlines (SIA) airplane, 1986 : general view [3]

    Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane with the SIA livery. The 1980s was a decade when SIA began building up its fleet to becoming an internationally respected brand. The Boeing B747-300 was dubbed the Big Top to reflect the increased seating capacity in the upper deck. This...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [1]

    Transportation · 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 Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured near the bridge are OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised by Library...
  • Dockers at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Economy · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a black and white photograph of dockers at work at the Singapore River. In the foreground is the back view of a man with his left hand on the back of a lorry and in the centre is a docker carrying a box on his shoulder walking down...
  • Singapore Airlines (SIA) airplane, 1986 : general view [1]

    Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane with the SIA livery. The 1980s was a decade when SIA began building up its fleet to becoming an internationally respected brand. The Boeing B747-300 was dubbed the Big Top to reflect the increased seating capacity in the upper deck. This...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured near the bridge are OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 11 x 13 cm. Title devised by Library...
  • Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal, 1986 : aerial view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Ayer Rajar Expressway (AYE) alongside the Tanjong Pagar Container Terminal, with a panoramic view of the horizon in the background. Ships floating in the Singapore waters and nearby southern islands dotting the ocean are set against the skyline. Container berths and quay cranes can be seen...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : general view [3]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars being built to support the transfer girders for each of the three 14-storey segments. The...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars being built to support the transfer girders for each of the three 14-storey segments. The...
  • Sailboats on a beach : side view

    Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two dark-skinned men standing by boats which are moored on the beach. The sail of one such vessel is unfurled by the sea breeze. Above, an eagle flies over. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lorry tilts back on its rear, 1970s : general view

    Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a man climbing down from his lorry which is balancing on its rear wheels as it tilts backwards. A crowd of bystanders are watching him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.