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  • Food delivery riders at Kampung Admiralty during circuit breaker period

    Economy · Politics and Government · Nadia Ramli
    "Food delivery riders at Kampung Admiralty waiting for takeaway orders during the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker, when dine-in at food and beverage outlets, including hawker centres, was not allowed."--Contributed by Nadia Ramli, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a top view of several...
  • A bumboat cruising along the Singapore River, against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline and highrise buildings

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Organisations · Pang, Gerald
    This is a picture of a bumboat cruising along the Singapore river, with partial views of the Swissotel The Stamford, formerly the Westin Stamford Hotel and the National Library building on the left the Shaw Brothers building is on the on the extreme right, wth Parkview Square. Title devised by...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1982

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Coleman Bridge in September 1982. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river at Boat Quay. In the foreground of the picture, a goods-laden barge lighter is seen moving along the river. Shophouses...
  • 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...
  • Bumboats and shophouses at Clarke Quay, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows Clarke Quay (between Coleman Bridge and Read Bridge). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The area has been converted into commercial use for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment needs, with the restoration and redevelopment of...
  • Bumboats on Boat Quay, 1980 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph is a close-up view of the bumboats in Boat Quay. The picture depicts details like the semi-circular structure at the aft of the bumboat that serves as shelter for the boatmen, as well as long canvas sheets covering the open deck of the bumboats. Shophouses and other...
  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • 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...
  • Singapore River : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Sports and Recreation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the Singapore river, as seen from Elgin Bridge. Coleman Bridge can be seen in the middle. The Hill Street Police Station is on the right, near Coleman Bridge, while Tan Kim Seng’s godown is on...
  • Awaiting the luggage : general view

    Economy · Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    A 1950s photograph depicting a scene at the Kallang Airport, Singapore's first international airport, in front of a plane. There are several porters waiting for the luggages with a trolley. Digitized from an album page containing 9 photographs described collectively as "Malayan Airways". Part of a compiled album, with a...
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  • Mansfield/Straits Steamship office staff, 1957 : group photograph

    Economy · Transportation · Streets and Places
    This 1957 photograph has the words "Mansfields/ Straits Steamship Office & Floating staff. LtoR.Back. Nov. 1957 x x x x x victualling x x x x x x " seat Roger Pierson x x x Pat Caldicot Captain Jimmy Harkness x x x " grass x x x x Derek...
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  • S/S Pyrrhus in harbour, 1920 : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation
    This 1920 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "S/S Pyrrhus Singapore" on the front. This photograph shows S/S Pyrrhus in the harbour. Singapore was an important port-of-call in the 1900s. The ship could have been ferrying passengers or carrying cargoes such as tin ores, coffee, pepper, rice,...
  • Lashing down deck cargo, 1950s : aerial view

    Economy · Organisations · Transportation · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph showing several men on the deck of a ship, probably a cargo ship. They seem to be busy trying to secure the cargo using ropes. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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