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  • VIPs at OCBC Centre inauguration : general view [1]

    Events · Personalities · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a group of men during the OCBC Centre inauguration. Sitting third from left is Tan Sri Tan Chin Tuan. Nicknamed Mr OCBC, he was a prominent Peranakan philanthropist and was often credited as the man who built the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC). To his left are Harry...
  • Enjoying satay at the roadside : close-up

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a customer eating satay while sitting on a stool at a roadside. He is using the hawker's basket as a table. The hawker is attending to the other basket where sticks of satay are being grilled. The itinerant hawker would sling the two baskets between a pole...
  • Financial centre : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is an aerial view of the central business district and financial centre with its towering buildings located between the Singapore River and Marina Bay. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Financial centre : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This slide shows a panoramic view of the financial centre focusing on some of the tall buildings that house banks and financial institutions. The building in the centre is the former Treasury Building. It later became Temasek Tower before becoming known as 8 Shenton Way. Title devised by Library staff.