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  • Merlion, mid-1970s

    Arts · Streets and Places · Transportation
    This photograph shows the side view of the Merlion statue, a half beast, half fish mythical creature, at the mouth of the Singapore River. Lighters and ships can be seen on the waters. The statue was relocated in 2002. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboats on the Singapore River, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows bumboats berthing at the Singapore River, in the vicinity of Boat Quay, with shophouses in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Queen Elizabeth Walk, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation
    This photograph shows the view of the seaside promenade, Queen Elizabeth Walk, at the Esplanade Park. A lighter carrying goods can be seen entering the mouth of the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore aerial view [1 of 4] : aerial view of Boat Quay area, circa 1969

    Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of the Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat Collection. It shows an aerial view of Boat Quay area and its surroundings. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Singapore River : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a panoramic view of the Singapore River. Alkaff Bridge is on the right side of the photograph while Pulau Saigon Bridge is on the left. Residential and commercial buildings can also be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anderson Bridge : general view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows Anderson Bridge across the Singapore River. The bridge was selected for conservation as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's expanded conservation programme on 3 November 2008. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Bumboat on Singapore River, 2010 : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a bumboat on Singapore River, near Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Since the "Clean Rivers Campaign" in 1983, bumboats have been converted to river-taxis for tourists. The Singapore Flyer can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [2]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows several bumboats moored at the banks of Boat Quay. The quay was the busiest part of the old Port of Singapore, handling three quarters of all shipping business during the 1860s. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [3]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay, with bumboats on the foreground. Title devised by Library staff
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay, 1967 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph highlights two bumboats transporting supplies on the Singapore River. Seen in the background are rows of terraced shophouses and the old Hill Street Police Station building, which is now known as the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) building. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1967 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1967 photograph shows a row of warehouses on Boat Quay. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Singapore River : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph depicts a bumboat on Singapore River, with Clemenceau Bridge and a row of terraced shophouses as the backdrop. The Clemenceau Bridge crosses over the Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay, 1968 : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph highlights bumboats on Singapore River. Seen in the background is the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, which are two separate buildings joined by a Clock Tower. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Boat Quay warehouses, 1966 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This1966 photograph shows a row of warehouses by the riverside on Boat Quay. Bumboats can be seen parked on the river. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • 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 on Singapore River, 1970

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This is a photograph of Singapore River taken from Elgin Bridge in September 1970. Bumboats (also known as twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters line both sides of the river. Commercial buildings in the vicinity, like the Bank of China Building and the Asia Insurance Building (now known as Ascott...
  • 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...
  • Bumboats on Boat Quay, 1980 : close-up

    Streets and Places · Economy · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1980 photograph is a close-up view of the bumboats in Boat Quay. The picture depicts details like the semi-circular structure at the aft of the bumboat that serves as shelter for the boatmen, as well as long canvas sheets covering the open deck of the bumboats. Shophouses and other...
  • Singapore River, 1980s : general view

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows Read Bridge spanning across the Singapore River, against the backdrop of skyscrapers in the Central Business District. A reflection of these skyscrapers and the surrounding buildings is formed on the clear waters of the Singapore River. Some of these skyscrapers include the OCBC Centre, OUB Centre and...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1978 : aerial view [2]

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building),...
  • OCBC Centre along Singapore River, 1970s : aerial view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Towering over the shophouses at Boat Quay is OCBC Centre. In the background are financial skyscrapers in Shenton Way, set against the skyline. These include Hong Leong Building, DBS Tower (also known as DBS Building), CPF Building...
  • OCBC Centre and Boat Quay, 1976 : night view [2]

    Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of the OCBC Centre taken at night. The well-lit bank building, set against the night sky, stands in contrast to the darken area of Boat Quay and the Singapore River. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 11 cm. Title devised by Library staff.