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  • At Kallang Airport, 1966 : two people

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows two men wearing suits posing next to an airplane at Kallang Airport. Singapore's first civil airport, Kallang Airport was completed at a cost of S$8 million and opened on 12 June 1937. Donated by Chee Yoke Leung, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_064. Title devised...
  • Morris car, 1950s : close-up

    Transportation
    This is a photograph of an old Morris bearing the car license plate number S2500, parked at the side of a road near some shophouses. This photograph was taken near North Bridge Road or Rumah Panjang, meaning "Long House" in Malay. Photograph donated by Chia Boon Chuan and displayed at...
  • 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....
  • Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This is a photograph of bumboats carrying goods which docked alongside the pier in the Singapore River. The river has undergone major changes since 1819. Photograph donated by Tan Gak Chee and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_267. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Li Lihua at Clifford Pier, 1956 : two people [2]

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Transportation
    This 1956 photograph is a profile view of actress Li Lihua at Clifford Pier, an embarkation and disembarkation pier located on Collyer Quay. The actress dressed in samfoo, is standing with her hands placed on a young girl's shoulders. Boats at the pier and the arches of the pier are...
  • 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...
  • Car parked along gravel path, 1960s : general view

    Transportation
    This is a 1960s photograph showing a front view of a car bearing number plate SR 6762, with round headlights and a metallic bumper. The car is parked along a gravel path, with trees and grass on both sides of the path. Donated by Patricia Lee, and displayed at the...
  • STC bus, 1970s : side view

    Transportation · Economy
    This is a photograph of a Singapore Traction Company (STC) bus carrying some youngsters. They are seen sticking their heads out of the windows and smiling for the camera. STC was the main bus operator, plying routes in the city area. Photograph donated by Tay Phuay Hwee and displayed at...
  • Bras Basah Road in the 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    Two old Singapore Bus Service (SBS) double-deck buses plying along Bras Basah Road. Windows had to be opened to allow for ventilation on these non-air-conditioned buses. Image shows new buildings existing alongside the old ones. Donated by Sathakathuda Sahib S/O Peer Mohd, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title...
  • 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.
  • Li Lihua at Clifford Pier, 1956 : two people [1]

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Transportation
    This is a 1956 photograph of actress Li Lihua at Clifford Pier, which is an embarkation and disembarkation pier located on Collyer Quay. The actress dressed in samfoo, is next to actor, Yan Jun who is carrying a suitcase. Boats at the pier and the arches of the pier are...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paya Lebar Airport, 1971 : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Paya Lebar Airport, which was opened on 20 August 1955. Presently, it serves as a military airbase under the Singapore Air Force. Photograph donated by Chung Shui Ken and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_635. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Standing by a car at Changi Beach, 1968 : two people

    Geography and Travels · Transportation
    This picture shows two ladies leaning against a white Renault. The car is parked at Changi Beach together with other cars. Photograph donated by Liew Moy Yin, and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_156. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1970s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This is a partial view of the Singapore River, with bumboats in the wharf area, and buildings in the background. Singapore River has undergone major changes since 1819. Donated by Lee Wan Goh and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_710. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kallang Airport, 1966 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows the Kallang Airport. Three airplanes are parked on the tarmac and there is a motor car and a man riding on a bicycle on the runaway. Kallang Airport is Singapore's first civil airport. It was was completed at a cost of S$8 million and opened on 12...
  • Singapore River, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This is a partial view of the Singapore River, bumboats in the wharf area, and buildings in the background. Singapore River is in the Central Region of Singapore. It has undergone major changes since 1819. Donated by Lee Wan Goh and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_711. Date of...