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  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building),...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building), CPF Building...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay, 1976 : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre taken at night. The well-lit bank building, set against the night sky, stands in contrast to the darken area of Boat Quay and the Singapore River. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 11 cm. 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...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River, 1977 : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River. A bumboat is passing under the Elgin Bridge in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) laden with cargo is sailing along the Singapore River. It is believed that the "painted eyes" on the boat enable it to 'see' any danger ahead. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too....
  • Singapore River, 1977 : night view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats lined along the sides of the Singapore River at night. The Elgin Bridge can be seen in the foreground. Major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and UOB Plaza form the background which is set against...
  • Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Elgin Bridge and OCBC Centre. Beyond the bridge, moored along Singapore River, are bumboats, also called twakows or tongkangs. In the background are financial buildings like the UIC Building, DBS Tower and Central Provident Fund (CPF) Building, framed against the skyline. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x...
  • Singapore River after clean-up, 1987 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, reflecting the surrounding financial buildings on its surface after the clean up. The "Clean Rivers Campaign" involved the removal of all river craft and the dredging of refuse from the river bed and banks using river cleaning boats. Date of...
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, 1982 : general view [4]

    Organisations · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    In this photograph, a bumboat (also called twakow or tongkang) is sailing along the Singapore River. On both sides of the Singapore River, we can see similar boats docked too. In the background, the low-rise shophouses of Boat Quay can be seen and some construction activity is still ongoing at...
  • Singapore River, 1983 : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, with bumboats neatly moored along its sides. Surrounding the Singapore River are major landmarks of the CBD (Central Business District) such as the OCBC Centre and the UOB Plaza. The large dome tower of the Old Supreme Court Building can...
  • Singapore landscape, 1986 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a portion of Singapore's landscape behind the Padang area, from a south-west direction. Prominent landmarks include the Singapore Cricket Club and the Old Supreme Court beside the Padang, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, the Singapore River as well as Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1960s : aerial view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, with rows of bumboats and shophouses lined along the Boat Quay area. A bumboat laden with goods is moving through the centre of the River. Parts of Fort Canning and the present-day MICA Building can be seen in the background....
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the OCBC Centre with Cavenagh Bridge in the foreground. Partially hidden is UOB Building. Seen in the vibrant heritage area of Boat Quay are shophouses along the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River, 1984 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a reflection of prominent landmarks in the CBD (Central Business District) on the Singapore River, framed within the arm of an excavator. A bridge is spanned across the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured nearby is the well-lit OCBC Centre, as well as other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1979 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows OCBC Centre and shophouses along the Singapore River with Cavenagh Bridge in the foreground. Partially visible is UOB Building on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay, 1970s : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. Financial buildings like the Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building) and CPF Building are framed against the skyline. Physical...
  • Bumboats at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some bumboats at Singapore River. In the foreground is a bumboat with "painted eyes" that enables it to 'see' any danger ahead. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River, 1984 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a reflection of prominent landmarks in the CBD (Central Business District) on the Singapore River, framed within the arm of an excavator. A bridge is spanned across the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River, 1960s : aerial view [4]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the Singapore River, criss-crossed by Cavenagh Bridge and the Anderson Bridge. A partial view of The Fullerton can be seen in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [3]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shop houses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.