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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [2]

    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 OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building. Physical dimensions of original: 11 x 13 cm. Title devised by Library...
  • Singapore skyline from Marina Bay, 1980s : panoramic view [1]

    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. In the background are financial skyscrapers including the Temasek Tower (now known as 8 Shenton Way), DBS Tower, UIC Building, Shenton House, Robina House, Hong Leong Building and...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : general view [2]

    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. 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 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · 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...
  • Singapore River Walk : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre, framed against Singapore's skyline. Street furniture like benches along the walkways are suitable resting spots for experiencing the sights and sounds of the river. Date...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : night scene

    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. Lights from the OCBC Centre and the surrounding buildings can be seen in the dusk. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars...
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Arts · 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 are the OCBC Centre and other financial buildings like UOB Building and Hong Leong Building, set against Singapore's skyline. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · 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 are financial buildings like the UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboats in Singapore River : general view [3]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Taken in bright sunshine, this slide shows a section of the Singapore River crowded with numerous bumboats, one of which is loaded with goods. In the background are rows of old shophouses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bumboat and Anderson Bridge : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a bumboat making its way along the Singapore River, below the Anderson Bridge. In the background is the clock tower that joins the Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Elgin Bridge and surroundings : aerial view [7]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Arts · 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. Towering over the shophouses is the OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : general 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. 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 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [3]

    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...
  • Bumboats on Singapore River : panoramic view [2]

    Arts · Transportation · 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 are financial buildings like the UOB Building and OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore River, 1983 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph which shows a section of the Singapore River. The bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) are partly covered by the hanging roots or branches of a tree. In the background, more bumboats are seen against the backdrop of a row of shophouses. The man in the...
  • Marina Bay waterfront : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a view of the Singapore skyline and the lively waterfront promenade around Marina Bay. Boats are seen plying the waters of the bay, to and from rough seas. In the background are financial skycrapers like UIC Building, DBS Tower and Hong Leong Building at Shenton Way and...