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  • Hock Lam Street, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at Hock Lam Street. On both sides of the street are rows of shophouses with clothes on bamboo poles hanging out from the windows of the upper floors. Outside the shops are street hawkers selling food, fruits and other goods. A trishaw is seen...
  • North Boat Quay, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a scene of North Boat Quay along Singapore River. There are clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses, children playing near and in the river and street vendors in front of the shophouses, along the river bank. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • Hill Street, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at Hill Street. On the left, four school children are walking by the side of the street in front of a row of shophouses with Central Fire Station located at the far end. Motor vehicles turning to Hill Street can be seen on the...
  • Temple Street, 1963

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a busy street scene at Temple Street in Chinatown area. Shophouses lining both sides of the street, vehicles parked along the side of the street, clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses, street vendors and people walking on the street are all...
  • HDB flats at Queensway, 1965

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows an aerial view of HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats at Queensway. Clothes hanging out to dry on bamboo poles are visible from some of the blocks. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Junction of High Street and North Bridge Road, 1960s

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a street scene at the junction of High Street and North Bridge Road. Shophouses lined the side of the road on the left. At the traffic light junction, motor vehicles and trishaw stopped while pedestrians cross the road. High Street sign can be seen on the right...
  • Two little boys, 1963-1965

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This 1963-1965 photograph shows two little boys playing in front of a wooden house probably in the vicinity of Orchard Road. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cathay Building at Dhoby Ghaut area, 1965

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows the 16-storey Cathay Building at the foot of Mount Sophia in Dhoby Ghaut area (centre of the photograph). Constructed between 1939 and 1941, it housed Cathay Hotel, Cathay Restaurant and Cathay Cinema. Shophouses and low-rise buildings can be seen in the surrounding area. Partially visible on the...
  • Street market in Chinatown, 1963

    Streets and Places · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a busy street market in Chinatown. Fresh vegetables, seafood, meat and roast food are displayed either on the ground, makeshift stands or at the stalls. Customers are seen patronising the stalls. Clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses are visible in the...
  • Junction of Hock Lam Street and North Bridge Road, 1963

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows a busy street scene at the junction of Hock Lam Street and North Bridge Road. There are motor vehicles travelling on the road, street stall selling fruits and pedestrians walking along the roadside. Clothes hanging on bamboo poles on the upper level of the shophouses are visible...
  • Coastal village, 1965

    Streets and Places · Barker, Dave
    This photograph shows an aerial view of a coastal village. The houses have thatched or zinc roofs, and are on stilts. Several boats are moored to a few of the houses facing the sea. In the background, parts of the land have been cleared. Title devised by Library staff.