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  • View of Mount Faber, 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows a view of Mount Faber, taken from the sea. The signal station and flagstaff, originally located on Blakang Mati (today’s Sentosa), were moved to Mount Faber in 1845. A village can be seen along the coast at the base of Mount Faber. Title devised by Library...
  • View of kampong, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a view of a kampong. Houses in a kampong were usually raised on wooden pillars above the ground. No fencing marked the boundary around the ground and houses were sometimes surrounded by plants, betel palms and a variety of fruit trees. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Tanjong Katong. 94, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Tanjong Katong. An idyllic coastal area spanning Upper East Coast Road and Tanjong Rhu. Title from inscription, on front of photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Oval view of river, 1863 : panoramic view

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1863 photograph shows a view of the Singapore River taken from Fort Canning Hill. Kampong Saigon can be seen in the middle of the photograph. In the distance can be seen Pearl’s Hill with the hospital already built. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled...
  • East Coast village in 1919 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Nature and Environment · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "Katong East Coast, 1919" on the back. The photograph shows houses in a village in Katong. Katong is the name of a species of sea turtles now extinct. Date of creation estimated.
  • Water village, 1900s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1900s photograph shows a village with houses built above the water. There are many trees along the shoreline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Seaside kampong, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph shows a seaside kampong. Houses in a kampong were usually raised on wooden pillars above the ground. No fencing marked the boundary around the ground and houses were sometimes surrounded by plants, betel palms and a variety of fruit trees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay village by New Harbour, 1863 : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    An 1863 photograph illustrating a Malay village on stilts, situated near New Harbour. After 1900, New Harbour was renamed Keppel Harbour. It was also nicknamed "Dragon's Teeth Gate" after it was discovered by Chinese seafarers, during the 14th century. The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled...
  • Malay village by New Harbour, 1863 : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1863 photograph illustrating a Malay village on stilts, situated near New Harbour. The image was digitised from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Oval view of a seaside kampong, 1863 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is an 1863 photograph of a seaside village on stilts, with sampans (small wooden boats) located nearby. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor.
  • View from St. James, 1921 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken by A G.R. Lambert & Co. in 1921 shows the view overlooking Kampong Telok Saga, on the north side of Pulau Brani. The waterway between Singapore Island on the north and Pulau Brani on the south was inhabited by Orang Laut, aboriginal Malays from Malacca or Riau-Lingga...
  • Seaside kampong, 1880s : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows a view of a seaside kampong. These Malay houses are built on stilts and raised above the water. A traditional kampong house usually has a main house called Rumah Ibu (meaning 'mother house') and a kitchen annex called Rumah Dapur. Sampans, likely owned by the villagers,...
  • Rural kampong, 1915 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A G.R. Lambert & Co. 1915 photograph showing some attap kampong (village) houses, possibly at Bukit Timah. On the left side, there are several piles of firewood. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Thatched kampong huts, 1863 : general view

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1863 photograph illustrating a group of Indian children, in front of a village hut. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Water village, 1900s : general view [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1900s photograph shows a village with boats and houses built above the water. There are many trees along the shoreline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Old Lim Chu Kang Road village : panoramic view [1]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1991 photograph showing a panoramic view of a village at the corner of Jalan Gemala, near Old Lim Chu Kang Road. This remote area overlooking Selat Johor was once a farming area, where the Lim clan of immigrants, also known as Kang Chus, cultivated the land for...
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  • Old Lim Chu Kang Road village : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1991 photograph showing a panoramic view of a village at the corner of Jalan Gemala, near Old Lim Chu Kang Road. This remote area overlooking Selat Johor was once a farming area, where the Lim clan of immigrants, also known as Kang Chus, cultivated the land for...
    Reproduction Available
  • Old Lim Chu Kang Road village : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1991 photograph showing a village at the corner of Jalan Gemala, near Old Lim Chu Kang Road. This remote area overlooking Selat Johor was once a farming area, where the Lim clan of immigrants, also known as Kang Chus, cultivated the land for plantation. Title devised by...
    Reproduction Available
  • Old Lim Chu Kang Road village : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1991 photograph showing a village at the corner of Jalan Gemala, near Old Lim Chu Kang Road. This remote area overlooking Selat Johor was once a farming area, where the Lim clan of immigrants, also known as Kang Chus, cultivated the land for plantation. Title devised by...
    Reproduction Available
  • Old Lim Chu Kang Road village : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1991 photograph showing a village at the corner of Jalan Gemala, near Old Lim Chu Kang Road. This remote area overlooking Selat Johor was once a farming area, where the Lim clan of immigrants, also known as Kang Chus, cultivated the land for plantation. Title devised by...
    Reproduction Available
  • Chong Pang Village : general view [17]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1985 photograph shows a cluster of shops in Chong Pang Village (originally called Westhill Village). To the left, can be seen several wooden houses, and vehicles parked along the roadside. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Andrews Avenue no. 51 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1985 photograph shows a single-storey wooden house, at no. 51 Andrews Avenue. Near the house stands a signboard indicating the house as the premises for an association of Muslim residents of the area. There is also a pavilion which serves as a storage place for a stack of chairs....
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  • Chong Pang Village : general view [15]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1985 photograph shows Chong Pang Village (originally called Westhill Village). Wooden shops with zinc roofs line one side of a street in the village, while huge trees line the other side. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Chong Pang Village : general view [8]

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1985 photograph shows Chong Pang Village (originally called Westhill Village). A row of shops located in a wooden building with zinc roof can be seen at the far end of the photograph. On the left stands a smaller building fronted by a metal fence. Several trucks can also be...
    Reproduction Available