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  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Elgin Bridge in September 1970. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river. Commercial buildings in the vicinity, like the Bank of China Building and the Asia Insurance Building (now known as Ascott...
  • Hill Street, 1970 : general view

    Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Hill Street taken in December 1970. The picture shows a row of shophouses on the right. Signboards with Chinese words hanging from these shophouses display the shops' names. The distinctive Chinese styled double-eaved roof of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry building can...