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  • Wooden house on Pulau Tekong, 1979 : close-up

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a close-up view of a wooden house on Pulau Tekong. The windows and door are made of wood as well. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Raised attap house on Pulau Tekong, 1979 : general view

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows the general view of a raised attap house on Pulau Tekong. There is what looks like a fishing net drying under the sun in front of the house. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pulau Seking, 1982

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Pulau Seking, a small fishing village. Stilt houses can be seen along the shore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Tradition Chinese provision shop on Pulau Tekong, 1979

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a tradition Chinese provision shop “永妙生” on Pulau Tekong. An elder woman can be seen sitting at the entrance of the shop with a fan in her hand. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pulau Kusu, 1979

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph taken most probably from Singapore main island, shows Pulau Kusu at a far distance. A ferry can be seen leaving the pier. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pulau Ubin, 1981 : two people

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of two ladies seated on a rock in Pulau Ubin, an offshore island, situated in the northeastern coast of Singapore. Donated by Lee Wan Goh, at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_713. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Quarry at Pulau Ubin, 1960s : general view

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Chew Cher Neo taken at the Quarry at Pulau Ubin. It is known as Pulau Batu Ubin, or 'Granite Stone Island' to the Malays and 'Chioh Sua' in Hokkien, which means 'Stone Hill'. Donated by Chew Cher Neo and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008....
  • Travelling by boat, 1975 : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Transportation
    Shown in the picture are people in bumboats navigating through the choppy waters surrounding an island near Singapore. Others are seen disembarking upon reaching the island. Bumboats which are synonymous with the growth and development of Singapore, also served passengers who commuted between Singapore's offshore islands and the mainland. Photograph...
  • Travelling by boat, 1975 : general view [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Transportation
    The picture shows people in row-boats reaching an island belonging to Singapore. Shown in the background are people resting under a zinc-roofed wooden shelter. The canoe-like boats are propelled by oars with one men standing up near one end of the boat rowing and ferrying passengers who commute between Singapore's...
  • Entrance to New Harbour. 86, in the 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Geography and Travels · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the entrance to New Harbour. New Harbour was later renamed Keppel Harbour, after 1900. It was nicknamed "Dragon's Teeth Gate" after it was discovered by Chinese seafarers during the 14th century. The small island in the centre was...