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  • Man rowing a sampan in the Singapore Harbour

    Transportation · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows a man rowing a sampan off the Singapore Harbour. Title devised by Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat on the Singapore River, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. A row of old shophouses along Boat Quay can be seen in...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · 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 shophouses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Oval view of a seaside kampong, 1863 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    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.
  • Scenery at the Harbour. Spore., 1891 : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lambert, G. R.
    This is a G.R. Lambert & Co. 1891 photograph showing a view of the Singapore harbour area, with sampans (small boats) docked at a jetty. The Johnston Pier (completed in 1856) is on the left. Inscribed with "Scenery at the Harbour.Spore." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Man in a sampan, circa 1966-1980

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a man on a sampan (wooden boat) moving towards one of the boats moored in water. The boat at the center has "Permata" written on the stern side while the boat on the right has "Kumpulan Merakit Tanjung Pinang". A wharf can be seen in the background....
  • Jetty at Sembawang, 1970s

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Transportation · Chin, LY
    This is a photograph of a small jetty at Sembawang. Two men and a few boys are seen on the jetty, which is linked to the shore with a tiny wooden board. A boy is seen jumping off the jetty. Boats moored in the water and a man rowing a...