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  • Colourful parrot at Tembeling Road : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows a close-up view of a colourful parrot standing on a metal stand at Tembeling Road. Water and food containers can be seen on both ends of the stand. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pigeons flying over the Singapore River, 1970s : general view

    Arts · Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Kouo Shang Wei's award-winning photograph shows a pack of pigeons in flight, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the CBD (Central Business District) area. These skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre and the UOB Plaza. In the foreground are bumboats anchored along the sides of the Singapore River. Title devised by...
  • Bathing the oxen : general view

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows oxen being bathed in a river or a pond surrounded by forestation. Several bare-chested men (possibly bullock drivers) are standing knee-deep in the water next to the oxen, with some of the men wearing headgear. No date of...
  • To cool off, between times : general view

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting two elephants, being ridden by Indian handlers, moving towards the sea to cool off after a hard day's work of logging. There is a boat on the left side. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff...
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  • Boy and calf : full-length portrait

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    A 1950s photograph of an Indian boy standing inside a cow pen next to his calf. It was taken from a dairy farm located in Cameron Highlands, located at the north-western tip of Pahang in Malaysia. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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  • Elephant carrying a piece of wood : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This 1950s photograph shows a close-up view of an elephant carrying a piece of wood with its trunk. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
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  • Baby monkey : full-length portrait

    Nature and Environment
    This 1890s photograph shows a baby monkey which is sleeping and leaning against an open book. The monkey has one paw near its mouth. The page facing the illustration bears the title "The Quaker Girl - A New Serial Story". Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
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  • Riders on ponies by a stream : group photograph

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This 1890s photograph shows two Caucasian men and a lady in Western attire on ponies in a forest. Beside them is a man dressed in traditional ethnic attire who is holding the reins of three other ponies. They are crossing a small stream. Title devised by Library staff. Date of...
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  • Bull on ship : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a few Malayan cargo ship sailors who are attempting to remove the ropes and cloth around the bull, after hoisting it onto the ship, in the middle of a makeshift barn filled with hay. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS...
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  • An elephant at work

    Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    A 1950s photograph showing an elephant carrying a log of timber while being ridden by its Indian handler, in front of a huge pile of freshly-cut wood. Behind them, there is a wooden shack. The shot was taken from a heightened point of piles of wood. Part of a compiled...
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  • Operation Teakwood : general view

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph capturing an elephant carrying a log of wood with its trunk while being ridden by its Indian handler. Behind them, are a few factories where the logs of timber are being kept. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K....
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  • Oxen and their handlers : general view

    Transportation · Nature and Environment
    This 1890s photograph shows oxen in Banjoewangi (now Banyuwangi), with their handlers who are dressed in traditional ethnic attire. The oxen appear to be pulling a heavy load. A man in Western style attire can be seen on the left side of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
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  • Being trained in the art : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    A 1950s photograph capturing an elephant being ridden by its Indian handler. Elephants were commonly used at work to lift heavy equipments in the past. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date...
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  • Man with horse

    Personalities · Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows a man in traditional ethnic attire standing next to a horse with saddle. The horse stable and the surrounding greenery can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Farm scene in the 1900s : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This early 20th century photograph shows a sprawling pasture, with horses grazing peacefully. There are trees along the perimeter of the pasture, and misty hills in the distance. An arched doorway can also be seen in the middle of the photograph. Date of creation estimated.
  • Horse and carriage, in front of the Town Hall, 1863 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Nature and Environment
    This 1863 photograph depicts a horse carriage of a British man parked in front of the Town Hall. The Town Hall is now known as the Victoria Concert Hall (since 1905). The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information...
  • Pigs in Cameron Highlands, 1950s : general view

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    A 1950s photograph of seveal pigs in their pen taken from an Experimental Agriculture Station in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The Experimental Station has been located there since the mid-1930s, opened by the Department of Agriculture, Straits and Federated Malay states. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS...
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  • Man on the beach

    Personalities · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of a Caucasian man in a Western suit posing with four dogs on a black sand beach. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • No effort at all : general view

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Economy · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph showing an elephant carrying a log of timber while being ridden by its Indian handler. Behind them, there are three factories where the logs of timber are being kept. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS...
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  • Greyhound : single

    Nature and Environment
    This 1890s photograph shows a side view of a pet greyhound. The owner is holding onto the leash of the dog but only the owner's hands are visible. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Bridge in the forest : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This 1890s photograph shows the track down to a bridge where a lady is standing. There is a man on a pony in the middle of the photograph. A carriage or cart approaches the bridge from the other side. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed...
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