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  • Merlion, mid-1970s

    Arts · Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows the side view of the Merlion statue, a half beast, half fish mythical creature, at the mouth of the Singapore River. Lighters and ships can be seen on the waters. The statue was relocated in 2002. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows bumboats berthing at the Singapore River, in the vicinity of Boat Quay, with shophouses in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Sungei Road Thieves Market, mid-1970s

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows rows upon rows of makeshift stalls at Sungei Road Thieves' Market at the rear of a few buildings facing the Rochor River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Golden Mile Complex and Beach Road housing estate, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    1974-1976. Taken from Merdeka Bridge
  • Singapore aerial view [1 of 4] : aerial view of Boat Quay area, circa 1969

    Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of the Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat Collection. It shows an aerial view of Boat Quay area and its surroundings. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Newton river side, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a man with four water buffaloes in a shallow river. Part of a building can be seen in the background. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation estimated.
  • Boat Quay, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard features a colour picture depicting a scene of Boat Quay. In the picture, the Singapore River is full of boats. There is a bridge that spans across the river, and on both sides of the river there are multi-storey buildings. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date...
  • Rompin Endau Expedition 1989

    Streets and Places · Nature Society (Singapore)
    This photograph is part of the collection of Malayan Nature Society group trip. The society visited Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia in 1989. This photograph shows a stream in the park. Two men are paddling a small boat in the stream. A third person can be seen on the boat....
  • Rompin Endau Expedition 1989

    Streets and Places · Nature Society (Singapore)
    This photograph is part of the collection of Malayan Nature Society group trip. The society visited Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia in 1989. This photograph shows a few members in a stream in the park. They appear to be catching small living things in the shallow waters. A member wearing...
  • Rompin Endau Expedition 1989

    Streets and Places · Nature Society (Singapore)
    This photograph is part of the collection of Malayan Nature Society group trip. The society visited Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia in 1989. This photograph shows part of a stream in the park. Rocks are seen in the water and lush greenery forms the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • View of Singapore town, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of Singapore city. It shows an aerial view of Singapore with the Singapore River, shophouses, other low-rise buildings, as well as Cavenagh Bridge. In the foreground can be seen the rooftops of some buildings. The words "View...
  • Singapore river, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background are two- and three-storey shophouses lining the bank of the river. The words "Singapore River, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of...
  • Singapore River

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background is the Cavenagh Bridge and the Fullerton Building. The word "Singapore" is written at the bottom-right corner of the postcard. Title devised...
  • Singapore river

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with heavy boat traffic. In the background are the commercial buildings of the business district. The words "Singapore River" are printed at the bottom-right corner of the postcard. Date...
  • The Rocher River, 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 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...
  • Singapore River

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background are some large commercial buildings of the business district. The word "Singapore" is printed at the bottom-left corner of the postcard. Title...
  • Netive River

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scenery of Netive River. There are boats on the river, and a man is sitting in the boat in the foreground. Across the river, there is a house, amidst dense vegetation. The words "Netive River", "M.Nakajima...
  • Anderson Bridge, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a view of Anderson Bridge in Singapore, taken from the bank of Singapore River. It is a vehicular bridge with steel arches, and two archways at each end. In the river, there are sampan boats underneath the...
  • Boat Quay, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene of Boat Quay, in Singapore. In the photograph, the Singapore River is full of boats. There is a bridge that spans across the river, and on both sides of the river there are multi-storey buildings....
  • Tanjong Katong village, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene in a village in Tanjong Katong, Singapore. It is a rural area, with a few wooden buildings. The buildings are built on grassy ground, and surrounded by trees. A clothes-line is tied between two trees....
  • Boat Quay and its prosperous state, Singapore

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene of Boat Quay in Singapore, taken from across the Singapore River. In the photograph, the Singapore River is full of boats parked at both sides of the river. At the far bank of the river...
  • View of beach, Singapore, 1921

    Streets and Places · Economy · Nature and Environment
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a collage of three pictures of Singapore. The picture on the left shows a worker extracting latex from a rubber tree. The picture in the middle shows a crocodile, partially submerged in water. The picture on the right shows a scene...