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  • Bumboats on Singapore River, 1982

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Coleman Bridge in September 1982. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river at Boat Quay. In the foreground of the picture, a goods-laden barge lighter is seen moving along the river. Shophouses...
  • Bumboats and shophouses at Clarke Quay, 1981

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows Clarke Quay (between Coleman Bridge and Read Bridge). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The area has been converted into commercial use for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment needs, with the restoration and redevelopment of...
  • Woman at Collyer Quay, 1971 : full-length portrait

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Sports and Recreation
    This is a 1971 photograph of Michael Tan's mother, posing for a photograph at Collyer Quay, with bumboats in the background, near the river bank. Donated by Tan Yong Heng Michael and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_685. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Collyer Quay in the 1890s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken in the 1890s shows a view of Collyer Quay lined with merchant houses. The building painted in a dark colour is the Boustead office building, which was built in 1866. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale. Date of creation estimated.
  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf, located in the Pasir Ris area, with piles of charcoal waiting to be loaded. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf, 1992 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf and view of the river at Lorong Halus. Several small ships are seen docked at the wharf. The road mentioned is in the Pasir Ris area. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by...
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf : interior [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf, located in the Pasir Ris area, with piles of charcoal waiting to be loaded. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Lorong Halus, river, 1992 : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows a view of a river at Lorong Halus from the Charcoal Ship Wharf located in the Pasir Ris area. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf, 1992 : general view [5]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf and small ships docking in a river in Lorong Halus, located in the Pasir Ris area. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf, 1992 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf and view of the river at Lorong Halus. Several small ships are seen docked at the wharf. The road mentioned is in the Pasir Ris area. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by...
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  • Collyer Quay in the 1890s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a view of Collyer Quay. Collyer Quay was the result of land reclamation works, completed in the 1860s. It was named after Captain George Collyer, Chief Engineer of the Straits Settlements. Seen lining along Collyer Quay are the Merchant Offices. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market : general view [42]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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  • North Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Canning Lane : general view [8]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, also called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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  • North Boat Quay, with godown and shophouses : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River, as well as a godown in the centre of the photograph. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market : general view [41]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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  • North Boat Quay, with Read Bridge : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. Read Bridge can be seen on the left side of the photograph. This bridge was named in honour of a political and social activist and merchant, William H. Read. The road along the quay,...
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  • North Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Canning Lane : general view [6]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. A man is rowing his sampan on the river. The road along the quay, also called North...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market : general view [8]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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  • Lorong Halus Charcoal Ship Wharf, 1992 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph shows the Charcoal Ship Wharf and view of the river at Lorong Halus. Several small ships are seen docked at the wharf. The road mentioned is in the Pasir Ris area. The Charcoal Ship Wharf is not found in the present day street directory. Title devised by...
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  • Robertson Quay, 1982 : general view [11]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Robertson Quay and the Singapore River. Robertson Quay used to house many godowns and warehouses and is named after Dr J. Murray Robertson, a Municipal Councillor. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • North Boat Quay, with Read Bridge : general view [7]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. Read Bridge can be seen in the centre of the photograph. This bridge was named in honour of a political and social activist and merchant, William H. Read. The road along the quay, also...
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  • North Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Canning Lane : general view [11]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (between Read Bridge and Canning Lane), from Boat Quay. There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, also called North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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  • South Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Coleman Bridge : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows South Boat Quay, between Read Bridge and Coleman Bridge). The Singapore River can be seen in the photograph. Also known as tongkangs or twakows, bumboats were an important form of transportation in the trade activities taking place at the Singapore River in the early days. Title...
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  • North Boat Quay, from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market : general view [43]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1983 photograph shows North Boat Quay (from South Boat Quay, near Ellenborough Market). There are shophouses along the bank of the Singapore River and bumboats are docked at the quay. The road along the quay, which is also named North Boat Quay, has been turned into a pedestrian mall...
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