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  • Man rowing a sampan in the Singapore Harbour

    Transportation · Kemp, Jack
    The photograph shows a man rowing a sampan off the Singapore Harbour. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [3]

    Transportation · Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shop houses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat on the Singapore River, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. A row of old shophouses along Boat Quay can be seen in...
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph is a composite of two images showing different parts of a bumboat, on the Singapore River. A partial view of old shophouses at Boat Quay can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff
  • Boat head with eye, 1982 : close-up [1]

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the head of a bumboat, with eyes painted on its sides in a combination of red, white and green colourings. These "painted eyes" presumably enable the bumboats to observe dangers ahead. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Oval view of a seaside kampong, 1863 : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is an 1863 photograph of a seaside village on stilts, with sampans (small wooden boats) located nearby. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor.
  • Scenery at the Harbour. Spore., 1891 : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a G.R. Lambert & Co. 1891 photograph showing a view of the Singapore harbour area, with sampans (small boats) docked at a jetty. The Johnston Pier (completed in 1856) is on the left. Inscribed with "Scenery at the Harbour.Spore." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.