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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...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [3]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It shows official guests seated at the dockside at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock held on 14 February 1938. The two destroyers moored alongside are H.M.S. Duncan and outside her, H.M.S. Diamond. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Spectators on the dock at the opening of the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : rear view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Events · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows some of the invited guests looking across the waters, towards the observation tower on the opposite side. The No. 5...
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the official opening ceremony of the Floating Dock on 14 August 1929. The picture shows the 50,000 ton floating dock in the Johore Straits. This dock had been towed in two sections from the United Kingdom where...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : night view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows a night view of the caisson of the graving dock. The illuminated aircraft carrier H.M.S. Eagle and other naval ships are seen in the...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [7]

    Streets and Places · Events · Politics and Government · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. The photograph shows guests on the dockside after the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock held on 14 February 1938. The ensign flying from the stern of Sea Belle II can be seen on the right. Title devised by...
  • Bottom of the floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph depicts a view of the bottom deck of the new floating dock, taken from above at one end of the dock....
  • The Governor's yacht "Sea Belle II" entering the dock : general view [2]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows the bow of Sea Belle II, the Governor's yacht, breaking the rope hung across the entrance to the floating dock....
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [8]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows various guests after the ceremony. The three dark figures at the front on the right and the two on the left are...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang on 14 February 1938 : side view

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Governor Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) on the podium, officiating at the opening ceremony of the King George VI Graving Dock. In the background, the Guard of Honour and the stern of the Governor's yacht, Sea Belle II...
  • Observation tower on the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph is taken from one side of the floating dock and shows the observation tower on the far side, with a gangway...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang (view from the opposite side of the dock) : general view [1]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a section of the dockside before the arrival of the Governor, during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. Some sailors forming part of the Guard of Honour can be seen, as well...
  • The Governor's yacht "Sea Belle II" in the dock : general view

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The image shows Sea Belle II, the Governor’s yacht coming alongside the inner part of the floating dock, having broken the rope across...
  • The water gate of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the sliding caisson (gate) of the graving dock with a rope across the gap. In the background are various naval vessels...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [4]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. A civilian in a dark suit is seen on the podium, making an official speech. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : side view [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The image shows the view from the side of the floating dock with the observation tower at one end. This dock had been...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [1]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the caissons opening, prior to the arrival of Governor and High Commissioner, Sir Shenton Thomas in his official yacht, Sea Belle II. The...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang (view from the opposite side of the dock) : general view [2]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places · Events · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Guard of Honour drawn up on the quayside and being inspected. The stern of the Governor’s yacht, Sea Belle II...
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : side view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows the new floating dock partially submerged so as to allow the entry of a ship needing repair. Heavy-lifting moveable cranes...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [2]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Governor, Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) on the podium, declaring the dock officially open. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • 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.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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...
    Reproduction Available