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  • Tree with autumn-coloured leaves : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph is a tree with autumn-coloured leaves and a lady sweeping the fallen leaves that are on the ground. There is a monsoon drain on the right side of the photograph. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Palm leaves : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of the palm leaves, commonly found in tropical Singapore. The distinct lines branching out from the centre form symmetrical patterns on the leaves. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Open field near HDB estate : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an open field near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Heliconia Stricta : close-up [2]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a plant from the Heliconia Stricta species, family name "Heliconiacaea". It has bright red flowering bracts with yellow sepals. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Palm leaf : close-up [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a plant from the Latania genus, belonging to the Palmae family. This stalk of pinnately compound leaves (leaflets arranged along the main or mid-vein) is shaped like a palm leaf. Dew drops or rainwater can be seen on the surface. Title devised by Library...
  • Orchids : general view [5]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bunch of white and pink-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : close-up [3]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a bunch of purple-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Colocasia Esculenta : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph focuses on a broad leaf from the Colocasia Esculenta plant, which is commonly known as Elephant's Ear, Taro or Yam. It is from the Araceae family. Visible is a network of veins, with drops of water on the surface. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Park in Tiong Bahru estate : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows people relaxing in a park near some Housing Development Board (HDB) flats in Tiong Bahru. The plants in the foreground convey the image of Singapore as being a clean and green Garden City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : general view [4]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bunch of reddish-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : close-up [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a bunch of purple-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Ravenala Madagascariensis : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph focuses on the petioles (by which the leaf blade is attached to the plant stem) of a Ravenala Madagascariensis plant, or more commonly termed, the traveller's palm. The petioles form an interesting interlocking, zigzag line down the middle. It is a member of the bird-of-paradise family, Strelitziaceae. Dew...
  • Orchids : close-up [4]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a bunch of orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Tree with autumn-coloured leaves : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph is a tree with yellowish brown leaves. In the background is a monsoon drain and some shophouses. This may be a scene from everyday life in the heartlands. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Orchids : close-up [2]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up of a stem of purple-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A branch with flower and buds : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a small, thin branch with some young buds and a flower, from the center branching out in various directions. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Ixora flowers : close-up [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows clusters of small red flowers from a blooming Ixora plant which are from the Rubiaceae family. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Heliconia Stricta : close-up [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows close-up of a plant from the Heliconia Stricta species, family name "Heliconiacaea". It has bright red flowering bracts with yellow sepals. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bunch of reddish-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bunch of purple-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Orchids : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bunch of reddish-coloured orchid flowers. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Coconut trees and attap houses by the sea : general view

    Nature and Environment · Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black-and-white photograph shows an idyllic country scene of swaying coconut trees and attap houses by the sea. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.