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  • Marina Bay waterfront : panoramic view [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the skyline of Singapore's central business district. A boat cruises across the bay in the foreground. In the background are financial skyscrapers at Shenton Way. They include DBS Tower, UIC Building, Shenton House, Robina House, Hong Leong...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [7]

    Transportation · 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 Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses is the OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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 at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some bumboats at Singapore River. In the foreground is a bumboat with "painted eyes" that enables it to 'see' any danger ahead. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A riverine town with sampans and boats : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    A picturesque scene of an identified town sited along a river is shown here. Sampans and boats are moored on the waterway, and shop houses and other dwellings, partially covered by trees, are shown located on both banks of the river. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [6]

    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 near the bridge are financial buildings like OCBC Centre, UOB Building (now UOB Plaza Tower 2) and Hong Leong Building, framed against the skyline. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Sampans : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken in the early 20th century, showing sampans moored at sea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shipbuilding on the bank of Kallang River : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured in this photograph taken in the early part of the 20th century is a view of a shipyard sited most probably at the basin of the Kallang River. In the foreground is the huge wooden hull of a boat under construction. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Singapore River Walk : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre, framed against Singapore's skyline. Street furniture like benches along the walkways are suitable resting spots for experiencing the sights and sounds of the river. Date...
  • OCBC Centre under construction : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing OCBC Centre under construction. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. It was the tallest building in Singapore and Southeast Asia when completed in 1976. A unique building of historical and architectural significance,...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · 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 are the OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building, set against Singapore's skyline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · 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 are financial buildings like the UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboats in Singapore River : general view [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Taken in bright sunshine, this slide shows a section of the Singapore River crowded with numerous bumboats, one of which is loaded with goods. In the background are rows of old shophouses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboat and Anderson Bridge : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bumboat making its way along the Singapore River, below the Anderson Bridge. In the background is the clock tower that joins the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [2]

    Arts · Transportation · 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 are financial buildings like the UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Marina Bay waterfront : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a view of the Singapore skyline and the lively waterfront promenade around Marina Bay. Boats are seen plying the waters of the bay, to and from rough seas. In the background are financial skycrapers like UIC Building, DBS Tower and Hong Leong Building at Shenton Way and...
  • Bumboats in Singapore River : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This slide shows a section of the Singapore River crowded with numerous bumboats. In the background are rows of old shophouses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboat passing under Elgin Bridge : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang), filled with goods, passing below Elgin Bridge. In the background is the Singapore River and its surrounding areas. Financial buildings like UOB Building (now UOB Plaza Tower 2) and OCBC Centre are framed against the skyline. Title devised by Library...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [4]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · 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. In the background are financial buildings like OCBC Centre, UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [5]

    Transportation · 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 Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured at near the bridge are the well-lit OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Sampans and attap houses on stilts along a river bank : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    A picturesque view is taken here of attap houses built on stilts along a river bank, and in the foreground, several sampans are shown anchored on the sand. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.