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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greetings from Singapore - A group of natives

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of several Indian men and boys wearing loincloths and turbans, and a girl in a sari. One of the men is holding a pole in the air. At the other end of the pole is a man holding a gymnastic...
  • Street scene

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a village street scene. It shows an unpaved road lined with tall trees on both sides. On the left side of the road stand houses with thatched roofs. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • 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, Serangoon Road

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of houses in Serangoon Road. It shows a road with visible tram lines in the foreground, and two houses with thatched roofs. One of the houses has a fence around it. The words "Singapore, Serangoon Road" are...
  • 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...
  • Chinese village, Thompson Road

    Streets and Places
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a Chinese village in Thompson Road. It shows a row of wooden houses with thatched roofs, standing under some tall trees. The words "Chinese village, Tompson Road" are printed at the bottom of the postcard. The postcard contains a...
  • 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...
  • Changi Road, Singapore

    Transportation · Streets and Places
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph showing a scene at Changi Road. There are several attap-roofed wooden houses at the side of the road with rows of coconut trees in the background.
  • Bukit Timah village, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This black-and-white picture postcard shows a view of Bukit Timah Village with attap-roofed houses. The village was located at the foot of Bukit Timah Hill. This postcard has a divided back format.
  • Singapore, "Tyersall" Residence Sultan of Jahore

    Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows Tyersall, the residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Singapore. It is a white building with red roof. There is a grass field in front of the building, and a lake in front of the field....
  • Singapore, "Tyersall" Residence Sultan of Jahore

    Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows Tyersall, the residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Singapore. It is a single-storey white building. There is a grass field in front of the building, and a lake in front of the field. The words...
  • Native houses, Malay Peninsula

    Streets and Places
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows houses of natives in a Malayan village. The wooden houses are built on stilts, elevated from the ground. They are built along a small road. The words “マレー半島ニ於クル 土人ノ 住家” and "林學士盛賢藏氏實地踏察攝影" are printed at the bottom...
  • Stilt houses over water, postcard

    Streets and Places · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a postcard from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several houses which are built on stilts over the water. A group of ducks are swimming in the water, in the foreground. A caption on the postcard reads “Malay House, Singapore”. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...