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  • Esplanade, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a view of Esplanade (present-day Padang) in Singapore. Sampans are seen in the water on the left while lawns and trees are seen on the right. The back of the postcard is dated October 1926. Date of creation estimated.
  • Boat Quay, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard features a colour picture depicting a scene of Boat Quay. In the picture, the Singapore River is full of boats. There is a bridge that spans across the river, and on both sides of the river there are multi-storey buildings. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way...
  • The Rocher River, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Rochor River. It shows a calm river with several fishing boats. Wooden houses on stilts stand on both banks of the river. The words "The Rochor River, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of the postcard. The back...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard of native stilt houses in Tanjong Rhu with the sampan or boats moored around the huts. There were both Malay and Chinese stilt villages in Tanjong Rhu. Their houses were joined by wooden bridges and they navigated the water lanes with sampans. The attap dwellings...
  • Malay village on the Rocher Rivere, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Rochor River. It shows a calm river with a fishing boat in the water, and several others moored on the river bank. Wooden houses on stilts or posts stand on the bank of the river....
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black and white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way...
  • Chinese sampan at Tanjong Rhoo, Singapore

    Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing four men in a sampan or boat, plying across Tanjong Rhu waters with stilt houses in the background. One man rowed, seemingly ferrying the other three men as passengers. A long wooden bridge that spanned the entire postcard provided access to the village. Many Chinese in...
  • Singapore river, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background are two- and three-storey shophouses lining the bank of the river. The words "Singapore River, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of...
  • Sampans

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a party of five sampans in a body of water. There are men and boys in the sampans, rowing with oars. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Port

    Streets and Places · Organisations
    This is a black and white postcard with an aerial photograph of a port. The photograph shows ships and boats in the water on the left and at the far end. On the left, next to the water is the dock. Several godowns can be seen in the middle of...
  • Singapore River

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background is the Cavenagh Bridge and the Fullerton Building. The word "Singapore" is written at the bottom-right corner of the postcard. Title devised...
  • Singapour : vue générale de la rade = general view of the roads

    Streets and Places · Transportation
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the sea. It shows a sea filled with boats, all the way to the horizon. The words "Singapour : vue generale de la rade = general view of the roads" are printed at the top of...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing a floating village in Tanjong Rhu. The postcard contains a caption, "Malayan fishermen in dwelling", referring to the attap houses that were built on piles. Many villagers reared poultry, fished and plied sampans for hire for their livelihood. The native settlements of Tanjong Rhu, clustered at...
  • Singapore river

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with heavy boat traffic. In the background are the commercial buildings of the business district. The words "Singapore River" are printed at the bottom-right corner of the postcard. Date...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way for the...
  • Tanjong Rhu, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    A black-and-white postcard showing Chinese tongkangs moored in Tanjong Rhu, with a large attap village on stilts in the background. Many tongkangs were used to ferry charcoal and firewood until their number dwindled from the late fifties. The villagers in Tanjong Rhu were moved out to make way for the...
  • The Rocher River, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Rochor River. It shows a calm river with several fishing boats. Wooden houses on stilts stand on both banks of the river. The words "The Rochor River, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of the...
  • Singapore River

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of the Singapore River. It shows a river with some boat traffic. In the background are some large commercial buildings of the business district. The word "Singapore" is printed at the bottom-left corner of the postcard. Title...
  • Connaught Road, Singapore

    Sports and Recreation
    This shows the front of a black-and-white picture postcard with a photograph of a view of Esplanade Park along Connaught Drive from the sea. The Cenotaph can be seen on the right. Sampans on the sea are in the foreground.
  • Anderson Bridge, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a view of Anderson Bridge in Singapore, taken from the bank of Singapore River. It is a vehicular bridge with steel arches, and two archways at each end. In the river, there are sampan boats underneath the...
  • Boat Quay, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene of Boat Quay, in Singapore. In the photograph, the Singapore River is full of boats. There is a bridge that spans across the river, and on both sides of the river there are multi-storey buildings....
  • Boat Quay and its prosperous state, Singapore

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene of Boat Quay in Singapore, taken from across the Singapore River. In the photograph, the Singapore River is full of boats parked at both sides of the river. At the far bank of the river...
  • View of beach, Singapore, 1921

    Streets and Places · Economy · Nature and Environment
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a collage of three pictures of Singapore. The picture on the left shows a worker extracting latex from a rubber tree. The picture in the middle shows a crocodile, partially submerged in water. The picture on the right shows a scene...