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  • Workers unloading goods from boat at Kallang Basin, 1950s [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows workers on a boat unloading charcoal into gunny sacks to be transported to shore. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Elderly Chinese woman spinning thread on a wheel, 1960s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows an elderly Chinese woman wearing a samfoo. She is sitting on a low stool, spinning thread on a wheel by hand. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction of roadside drains, 1960s

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows workers at a roadside working on the construction of drains along the road. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Man at a provision shop, 1960s [2]

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a shopkeeper in his provision shop. The shop is selling mainly foodstuff such as dry goods, canned goods, bottled goods and more. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese workers unloading charcoal and firewood at Kallang Basin, 1950s [4]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows Chinese men unloading charcoal and firewood from a boat at Kallang Basin. They are using rattan baskets to carry the charcoal and firewood from the boat across the gangplank. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers unloading goods from boat at Kallang Basin, 1950s [4]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows workers on a boat getting ready to transport goods in gunny sacks to the shore. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two fishermen on a boat, 1960s

    Economy · Transportation · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two men on a rowing boat. The man on the left is casting a fishing net into the waters, while the man on the right is steering the boat with his oars. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Metalsmith at work, 1960s

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a metalsmith outside a wooden hut, working on what looks like a sickle. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Man at a provision shop, 1960s [1]

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a shopkeeper in his provision shop. The shop is selling mainly foodstuff such as dry goods, canned goods, bottled goods and more. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boatman ferrying a passenger on his sampan, 1960s

    Economy · Transportation · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a boatman ferrying a passenger on his sampan. At the bottom of the photograph are inscribed the words "Water taxi Singapore Harbour". Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers repairing boat at Kallang Basin, 1950s

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows boats moored at Kallang Basin. Several men can be seen repairing a boat in the foreground. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fisherman standing on stilts in a coastal village, 1950s [3]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a fisherman, standing on the interconnected stilts, tending to his nets. Two fishing traps are partially visible on the right. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Charcoal packing along Kallang River, 1960s

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows rows of sacks full of charcoals at a shed along Kallang River. Some men can be seen packing and moving these sacks. A partial view of a truck can be seen on the right. An elderly Chinese woman can also be seen squatting on the ground, next...
  • Workers unloading goods from boat at Kallang Basin, 1950s [3]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows workers on a boat getting ready to transport goods in gunny sacks to the shore. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers unloading goods from boat at Kallang Basin, 1950s [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows workers on a boat unloading charcoal into gunny sacks to be transported to shore. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay fisherman and three boys at sea, 1960s

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a Malay fisherman and three boys standing knee-deep in the sea. The fisherman is holding a net while one of the boys is holding a fishing basket. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese workers unloading charcoal and firewood at Kallang Basin, 1950s [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows Chinese men unloading charcoal and firewood from a boat at Kallang Basin. They are using rattan baskets to carry the charcoal from the boat across the gangplank. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese workers unloading charcoal and firewood at Kallang Basin, 1950s [3]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows Chinese men working on a boat at Kallang Basin using small rattan baskets to carry the charcoal and firewood. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat-building at Kallang Basin, 1950s [2]

    Economy · Transportation · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a boat being built at Kallang Basin. There is a man walking on the boat carrying a tool. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat-building at Kallang Basin, 1950s [3]

    Economy · Transportation · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a boat being built at Kallang Basin. There are three men working on the inside and the outside of the boat. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat-building at Kallang Basin, 1950s [1]

    Economy · Transportation · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two men at a boat-building site at Kallang Basin. One of the men is chiselling a piece of plank for the boat. In the background is the boat being built, with another man walking across a gangplank while another is working on the boat. Photograph taken between...
  • Chinese workers unloading charcoal and firewood at Kallang Basin, 1950s [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows Chinese men unloading charcoal and firewood from a boat at Kallang Basin. They are using rattan baskets to carry the charcoal from the boat across the gangplank. Photograph taken between 1953-1956. Title devised by Library staff.