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  • Malay huts on stilts by the seashore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a few Malay huts on stilts by the seashore. A row of tall coconut trees are seen in the background. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way...
  • The Rocher River, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Rochor River. It shows a calm river with several fishing boats. Wooden houses on stilts stand on both banks of the river. The words "The Rochor River, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of the postcard. The back...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard of native stilt houses in Tanjong Rhu with the sampan or boats moored around the huts. There were both Malay and Chinese stilt villages in Tanjong Rhu. Their houses were joined by wooden bridges and they navigated the water lanes with sampans. The attap dwellings...
  • Tanjong Katong, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    A black and white postcard of a seafront bungalow at Tanjong Katong, which is heavily shaded by coconut trees. Several kolek or small wooden boats are parked at the shore. The bungalow is also accessible by a wooden bridge. In the early 1900s, Tanjong Katong was labelled a health resort...
  • Malay village on the Rocher Rivere, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Rochor River. It shows a calm river with a fishing boat in the water, and several others moored on the river bank. Wooden houses on stilts or posts stand on the bank of the river....
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way...
  • Malay-houses at Tanjong Katong, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of Malay houses on stilts at Tanjong Katong, Singapore. A small headshot of a Javanese hadjek is seen at the bottom right-hand corner on the front. This card has a divided back and bears a three-cent Straits Settlement stamp on the back....
  • Singapore, Tanjong Katong villa

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white picture postcard with a photograph of an European-inspired bungalow, located at Tanjong Katong. Featured in this photograph is a large verandah on the second storey. This postcard has an undivided back. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore, Pulo Brani

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This image shows the front and back of a black-and-white postcard. The front features a view of Pulo (Pulau) Brani, an island located at the south of Singapore. In the background is a cluster of wooden stilt houses built along the coast, probably a Malay village. In the foreground is...
  • Singapore, Malay village St. James

    Streets and Places
    This image shows the front and back of a tinted postcard sent from Singapore to Paris, France. The front features a Malay village, as viewed from St. James (a promontory). Seen here is a cluster of wooden stilt houses built along the coast. The undivided back is affixed with a...
  • Singapore, harbour entrance

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the entrance to Singapore Harbour. It shows a body of water with plants in the foreground, and a fishing village in the background. The words "Singapore, Harbour entrance" are printed at the bottom of the postcard....
  • Malay-houses at Tanjong Katong, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of Malay houses on stilts at Tanjong Katong, Singapore. A small headshot of a Javanese hadjek is seen at the bottom right-hand corner on the front. This card has a divided back. Date of creation estimated.
  • Greetings from Singapore - A group of natives

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of several Indian men and boys wearing loincloths and turbans, and a girl in a sari. One of the men is holding a pole in the air. At the other end of the pole is a man holding a gymnastic...
  • Street scene

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a village street scene. It shows an unpaved road lined with tall trees on both sides. On the left side of the road stand houses with thatched roofs. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing a floating village in Tanjong Rhu. The postcard contains a caption, "Malayan fishermen in dwelling", referring to the attap houses that were built on piles. Many villagers reared poultry, fished and plied sampans for hire for their livelihood. The native settlements of Tanjong Rhu, clustered at...
  • Singapore, Tanjong Katong, sea side villa

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white picture postcard with a photograph of a Straits Chinese villa, located by the seaside in Tanjong Katong. In front of the villa, at the gate, are several horse carriages. This postcard has a divided back. A note has been scribbled on the back. Date of creation...
  • Singapore, Serangoon Road

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of houses in Serangoon Road. It shows a road with visible tram lines in the foreground, and two houses with thatched roofs. One of the houses has a fence around it. The words "Singapore, Serangoon Road" are...
  • Singapore, Pulo Brani

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This image shows the front and back of a black-and-white postcard. The front features a panoramic view of Pulo (Pulau) Brani, an island located at the south of Singapore. In the middle ground is a cluster of wooden stilt houses built along the coast, probably a Malay village. In the...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way for the...
  • Singapore, Pulo Brani

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This image shows the front and back of a black-and-white postcard sent from Singapore to Russia. The front features a view of Pulo (Pulau) Brani, an island located at the south of Singapore. In the background is a cluster of wooden stilt houses built along the coast, probably a Malay...
  • Singapore, European Residence Tanglin

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This is a black-and-white picture postcard with a photograph of a residence at Tanglin built following English traditions but adapted to the tropical climate of Singapore. This postcard has a divided-back format. Date of creation estimated.
  • Chinese village, Thompson Road

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a Chinese village in Thompson Road. It shows a row of wooden houses with thatched roofs, standing under some tall trees. The words "Chinese village, Tompson Road" are printed at the bottom of the postcard. The postcard contains a...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way for the...