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  • SIA Computer Centre, 1984 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Singapore Airlines Computer Centre with some clouds in the sky and a carpark in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore city skyline : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the city against Singapore's skyline. Pictured on the left, in the foreground, is the Imperial Hotel. In the background are financial and office buildings. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raffles City and Padang : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing a game of rugby being played at the Padang with the Raffles City area as a backdrop. Set against the city skyline is the spire of St. Andrew's Cathedral on the left and the Raffles City Shopping and Convention Centre, Westin Plaza (now known as...
  • Marina Bay waterfront and financial district skyline : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the skyline of Singapore's central business district. Financial skyscrapers at the central business district form a scenic backdrop against boats in the bay. Some of the office buildings include the Temasek Tower (now known as 8 Shenton Way), DBS Tower, UIC...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with cars parked both around and at the centre. The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, stands on the left. The Department Store was destroyed by a fire in 1972 and the current site is...
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with pedestrians walking about in front of Robinson's Department Store and the OUB (Overseas Union Bank) building. The iconic statue of Eros is seen on the roof of Robinson's Department Store. On the left is the...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [5]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a portion of Singapore's landscape behind the Padang area, from a south-west direction. Prominent landmarks include the Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Singapore River, Boat Quay and the Central Business District around Raffles Place. Title...
  • Bagpipe group : general view [3]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an all-girls bagpipe band outside the OCBC Centre. This display was in celebration of the OCBC Centre inauguration. The name of the bank in Chinese, 'Hua Sha', can be seen at its entrance. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River after clean-up, 1987 : aerial view [1]

    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 the Singapore River, reflecting the surrounding financial buildings on its surface after the clean up. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" involved the removal of all river craft and the dredging of refuse from the river bed and banks using river cleaning boats. Date of...
  • Shenton Way, 1970s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph gives a view of the skyline in the Shenton Way area. Landmarks in this photograph include DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) Tower, CPF (Central Provident Fund) Building, UIC (United Industrial Corporation) Building and OCBC (Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation) Centre. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Overview of Padang and its surroundings : aerial view [2]

    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 the vicinity surrounding the padang in front of the City Hall. Framed against the city skyline in the background are financial buildings like the UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Pictured in the foreground, on the left is the Civilian Memorial, affectionately called the...
  • Singapore skyline, 1986 : general view [6]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the skyscrapers such as HSBC Bank Building, Overseas Union Bank (OUB) and OCBC Centre that define the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) skyline in 1986. A construction crane is visible at the top of the OUB Centre tower. The foreground of the photograph depicts the Clifford Pier...
  • Marina Bay waterfront, 1976 : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the city skyline of Singapore. Financial and office buildings of the CBD (Central Business District) are pictured across the photograph. The DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) Tower is seen on the left of the photograph. The Hong Leong Finance Building and...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a portion of Singapore's landscape behind the Padang area, from a south-west direction. Prominent landmarks include the Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Singapore River as well as Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Buildings in city centre : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a sweeping view of the heart of the city with Chinatown area in the foreground and River Valley area in the background. The city skyline is characterised with modern high-rise buildings and traditional shophouses. Among the skyscrapers are office and residential buildings that extend into the horizon....
  • OCBC Centre, 1970s : night view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the brightly lit OCBC Centre standing tall over the surrounding shophouses and buildings in the CBD (Central Business District) area. The buildings which can be seen include the UOB Plaza and the Hong Leong Finance Building. Rows of bumboats are neatly lined along the sides of the...
  • OCBC Centre, 1974 : night view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the construction of the OCBC Centre in progress. 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. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • Fireworks near OCBC Centre : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Events · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows fireworks being set off near the Singapore River. Featuring prominently is the well-lit OCBC Centre near Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building are set against Singapore's skyline. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised by...
  • OCBC Centre, 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 the OCBC Centre and its surrounding areas. Partially hidden on the left is the Fullerton Building with its Doric colonnades. The stately building used to house the General Post Office. On the right is an ornamental archway, along the pathway of Anderson Bridge. Physical dimensions of original:...
  • Marina Bay waterfront : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the city skyline of Singapore. Financial and office buildings of the Central Business District (CBD) are pictured across the photograph. The Hong Leong Finance Building and the Asia Insurance Building (now known as Ascott Singapore Raffles Place) are pictured at the...
  • A street in Kreta Ayer, 1980s : night view [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows lines of Chinese lanterns strung above the bustling streets of Kreta Ayer, with rows of shop houses lining its sides. Financial buildings from the Central Business District can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Raffles Place, 1962 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of the Raffles Place area (formerly known as Commercial Square), with a carpark in front of the Robinson's Department Store (centre) and the OUB (Overseas Union Bank) building (left). The Robinson's Department Store, with its iconic statue of Eros, was destroyed by a fire in...
  • Skyline of Singapore's CBD and Chinatown : 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 the city skyline. Part of Singapore's Central Business District (CBD) can be seen with International Plaza on the left. On the right is Chinatown and its landmark People’s Park Complex. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.