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  • Pier : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1981 photograph shows a pier on the Johor Strait. Several sailing boats can be seen and the land mass in the background is actually Johor, Malaysia. The photographer's notes state that this is a pier at Y Marina, in the vicinity of Tanjong Irau. These places no longer exist...
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows two vessels near the shores off Amber Road. These vessels are probably a piling barge and a reclaimer vessel used for land reclamation. A boundary is also seen to be constructed in the sea near the vessels. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road land reclamation work : general view [12]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a boundary that is constructed for land reclamation works in the sea at Amber Road. Some boats and buildings can be seen on the left. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [4]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows a view of the sea along Amber Road, taken most likely from a building. Some boats can be seen parked on the beach and people are spotted swimming in the sea. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1967 : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. Two people in a small boat are featured in the foreground while a large ship is seen near the horizon. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road, boats : close-up

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows some boats on the beach at Amber Road. These boats, also known as sampan, were commonly used in the past for fishing and short range transportation. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1969 : general view [11]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1969 photograph shows the view of the sea from Amber Road. A boundary, which is constructed for land reclamation works is spotted further away in the sea. A boat can be seen parked on the beach. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Amber Road sea view, 1968 : general view [9]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows the sea boundary seen off the shore along Amber Road. Sand deposits around the boundary and a vessel, which is probably a spreader ship, are featured. A small boat is spotted on the left foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Keppel Harbour, 1979

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1979 photograph shows a bumboat passing Keppel Harbour. Ships can be seen docking at the harbour. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph offers a panoramic view of the bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen against the Singapore skyline is the towering OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured nearby is the well-lit OCBC Centre, as well as other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised...
  • Bumboats at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows some bumboats at Singapore River. In the foreground is a bumboat with "painted eyes" that enables it to 'see' any danger ahead. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars being built to support the transfer girders for each of the three 14-storey segments. The...
  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Sampans and houses on stilts along a river : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    Seen in this photograph is a peaceful kampong scene with some sampans moored near houses on stilts along a river. There are two other sampans in the water, one of which has a woman dressed in red standing in it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Moored sampans : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a cluster of sampans of various sizes moored closely together in the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Clifford Pier, seen from the top of General Post Office : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a black and white, aerial view photograph of Clifford Pier, taken from the top of General Post Office. Many boats can be seen moored at the pier, as well as ships further away in the surrounding water. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • New Year Sea Sports : general view [7]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Varuna, the Singapore Harbour Board service tug, at the New Year Sea Sports. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. The service tug serves as the regatta’s Committee Boat in the 1920s and 1930s....
  • New Year Sea Sports, 1925 : general view [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows various boats at the New Year Sea Sports on 1 January 1925. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. Several buildings can be seen in the background, with the Whiteaways’ building in the middle,...
  • New Year Sea Sports, 1925 : general view [5]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a yacht with a crew of eight taking part in the New Year Sea Sports, on 1 January 1925. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. Several buildings can be seen in the background,...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured near the bridge are OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 10 x 13 cm. Title devised by Library...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [6]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of Elgin Bridge and bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Pictured near the bridge are financial buildings like OCBC Centre, UOB Building (now UOB Plaza Tower 2) and Hong Leong Building, framed against the skyline. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Singapore skyline from Marina Bay, 1980s : panoramic view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Marina Bay waterfront, set against the skyline of Singapore's central business district. Boats are seen plying the bay near Clifford Pier. Next to the pier is the revolving tower of the Change Alley Aerial Plaza followed by the Overseas Union House. In the background are financial...
  • New Year Sea Sports : general view [5]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows four Malay kolehs (kolek) or sailing boats at the New Year Sea Sports. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. Several buildings can be seen in the background, like the Clifford Pier and the...