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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....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Trishaw rider, 1979 : action [1]

    Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a trishaw rider who is perhaps looking for potential customers. A car, license plate number "SZ 3701 D" follows behind. The background has roadside stalls and low rise shophouses. The location is probably Chinatown. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Cruise ship : general view

    Organisations · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two cruise ships docked at what looks like Cruise Bay. One ship is from the Cunard Cruise Line. On the left is a (giraffe-like) quay crane labelled "PSA NO 7", surrounded by shipping containers. In the background, islands with lush foliage can be seen. Title devised by...
  • 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
  • Flyover, 1986 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a C-shaped flyover, most probably the East Coast Parkway (ECP). The newly reclaimed land in the Marina Bay area is surrounded by the river upon which numerous, small boats can be seen traversing. What seems like the National Stadium can be spotted at the top left corner....
  • Trishaw rider, 1979 : action [3]

    Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a trishaw rider with a customer on busy, tree-lined road in Singapore. Other vehicles are travelling on the next lane. The background also shows a building with the Chinese characters, "长江戏院" on it. On the left, people are waiting for the green light to walk across the...
  • 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.
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : side view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a side view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters along Neil Road. Located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road, the former Jinrickshaw Station features a domed lantern set atop the 2-storeyed building, plasterwork and the arches on...
    Reproduction Available
  • Awaiting the luggage : general view

    Economy · Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph depicting a scene at the Kallang Airport, Singapore's first international airport, in front of a plane. There are several porters waiting for the luggages with a trolley. Digitized from an album page containing 9 photographs described collectively as "Malayan Airways". Part of a compiled album, with a...
    Reproduction Available
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a general view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The Ionic pilasters and curved pediment on the corner, the square tower with its octagonal dome and arches on the building’s...
    Reproduction Available
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : general view [8]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a general view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The Ionic pilasters and curved pediment on the corner, the square tower with its octagonal dome and arches on the building’s...
    Reproduction Available
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing part of the exterior of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The building’s name is carved into the exterior wall. Plasterwork, exposed brickworks and arches on the building’s lower level can...
    Reproduction Available
  • Former Jinrickshaw Station, 1982 : general view [7]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph showing a general view of the former Jinrickshaw (also spelt as jinricksha) Headquarters located at the junction of Neil Road and Tanjong Pagar Road. The Ionic pilasters and curved pediment on the corner, the square tower with its octagonal dome and arches on the building’s...
    Reproduction Available
  • Johnston's Pier, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a busy day at Johnston's Pier. The pier looks to be decorated for a special occasion, with many people at the pier. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
    Reproduction Available