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  • Singapore-Kranji Railway : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows the railway tracks of Singapore-Kranji Railway in Singapore, also known as the Singapore Government Railway. Constructed between 1900 and 1902, the line ran from the terminal at Tank Road to Kranji and Woodlands, where it continued to Malaysia via the former Federated Malay States Railway. On...
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  • Boats : general view

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows some bumboats and sailing boats cruising across the water. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows several bumboats moored at the banks of Boat Quay. The quay was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three quarters of all shipping business during the 1860s. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Rochor River, bumboats : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows two stationary bumboats on the Rochor River. In the background is the Kallang Gas Works, near Crawford Street, now demolished. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Boats at Punggol : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1966 photograph showing several bumboats, speed boats and sampans moored in the sea, at Ponggol. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Kampong Glam, car : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a car parked in front of a shophouse in Kampong Glam. Kampong Glam was land set aside for Sultan Hussein Mohammed Shah and 600 family members in 1823, upon his signing the treaty ceding Singapore to the East India Company. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Kampong Glam, car : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows a car parked in front of a shophouse in Kampong Glam. Kampong Glam was land set aside for Sultan Hussein Mohammed Shah and 600 family members in 1823, upon his signing the treaty ceding Singapore to the East India Company. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Palembang Road : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some cars parked along Palembang Road. Palembang Road, named after an Indonesian town, was located close to the Rochor River on the Crawford Street side. Palembang Road is no longer listed in the street directory and its surrounding area has since made way for a HDB...
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  • Singapore-Kranji Railway : general view [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows the railway tracks of Singapore-Kranji Railway in Singapore, also known as the Singapore Government Railway. Constructed between 1900 and 1902, the line ran from the terminal at Tank Road to Kranji and Woodlands, where it continued to Malaysia via the former Federated Malay States Railway. On...
    Reproduction Available
  • Singapore-Kranji Railway : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1980 photograph shows the railway tracks of Singapore-Kranji Railway in Singapore, also known as the Singapore Government Railway. Constructed between 1900 and 1902, the line ran from the terminal at Tank Road to Kranji and Woodlands, where it continued to Malaysia via the former Federated Malay States Railway. On...
    Reproduction Available
  • Amber Road sea view, 1967 : general view [11]

    Nature and Environment · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. A breakwater is featured near the seaside and a large ship is seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Amber Road seaside, 1968 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1968 photograph shows the seaside along Amber Road. Waves are seen sweeping towards the coastal structures along the shore. Two ships in the background are featured here. 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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  • 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.
  • Food centre on Chin Hin Street, 1970 [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “Food center on Chin Hin Street. Singapore/05.12.70. New Bridge Road & Hongkong Street”. This 1970 photograph shows part of New Bridge Road and the open-air roadside food ’hawker’ centre on the now-expunged Chin Hin Street. The makeshift food stalls with their canvas canopies, tables and chairs,...
  • Pulau Kusu, 1979

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph taken most probably from Singapore main island, shows Pulau Kusu at a far distance. A ferry can be seen leaving the pier. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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 Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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...