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  • Kling hawker of breads and cakes, waiting for customers, Singapore

    Economy
    This is a coloured postcard with a photograph of a Kling hawker with his breads and cakes for sale. The breads and cakes are neatly stacked in a round container with cover. Part of a wooden building and the surrounding fence is seen behind the hawker. The postcard is written...
  • View of Tanjong Rhoo, Singapore

    Economy
    A black-and-white postcard showing fish traps (fish stakes) or kelong off Tanjong Rhu. The number of these traps dwindled when the building of the Kallang AIrport started in the 1930s. This card has a divided back. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore, street in Tanglia

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This is a black-and-white postcard of a rickshaw puller and his passenger stopping in a street in Tanglin (spelled as "Tanglia" on the card). The street is heavily lined with bamboo trees. From his attire and hat, the passenger could be a Chinese towkay. Rickshaw pullers roamed Singapore streets shirtless...
  • View of Tanjong Rhoo, Singapore

    Economy
    A black-and-white postcard of a sea view of Tanjong Rhu with a few kelong or fish traps or fish stakes in the background. A kelong is made up of poles that are planted in shallow water to designate a fishing area. In the early 1930s, such traps were removed from...
  • Singapore, Tanglin Road

    Transportation · Economy
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a lane at the entrance of Teutonia Club, Tanglin Road. Featured in this photograph are Chinese men, a bullock cart and a rickshaw. A Chinese fruit seller can be seen on the left, with his goods kept in wares on a...
  • St Andrew Cathedral, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of the St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore. It is a two-storey building, with a tower at its far right. Trees are planted in front of the cathedral. There are rickshaws and a horse-carriage on the road outside. The words "St...
  • Esplanade, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene at the Esplanade, Singapore. In the photograph, there are two paths, with grass patch between the paths and on the right side. Rickshaws can be seen on the path on the left, while people are...
  • Anderson Bridge, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows Anderson Bridge in Singapore. It is a vehicular bridge with steel arches, and two archways at each end. An electric tram and a rickshaw can be seen on the bridge. The back of the postcard contains information...
  • Singapore, Street in Tanglia

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a street in Tanglia, Singapore. It shows a road in a rural area, with dense vegetation on both sides of the road. A man wearing a hat is posing beside a rickshaw. The words “Singapore. Street in...
  • Church of Good Shepherd, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows the Church of Good Sheperd in Singapore. The church is a single-storey building, with a tower at the back. It has a triangular roof, and there is a cross on top of the roof. The compound of...
  • Singapore : suburban, Police Station

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a suburban scene of Singapore in the 1900s. It shows a road in the middle, and on both sides of the road there are single-storey buildings made mainly of wood. Further down, beyond the buildings, are trees...
  • Anderson Bridge – Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows Anderson Bridge in Singapore. It is a vehicular bridge with steel arches, and two archways at each end. Rickshaws and bullock carts can be seen on the bridge. The words "Anderson Bridge - Singapore." can be seen...
  • Farmer House, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a view of a farm in Singapore. In the foreground is a ploughed field, with vegetables grown in neat rows. Behind the field there are three single-storey wooden buildings. The words "Farmer house, Singapore" are printed at...
  • Raffles Museum, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of a partial view of the Raffles Museum in Singapore. It is a two-storey building in Western style architecture. The building is partially hidden by trees in front of it. A fence separates the compound of the museum and...
  • Singapore, Street in Tanglia

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a street in Tanglia, Singapore. It shows a road in a rural area, with dense vegetation on both sides of the road. A man wearing a hat is posing beside a rickshaw, with the puller sitting on...
  • New Bridge Road and its bustling communication Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of a street scene in New Bridge Road, Singapore. There are two-storey shophouses along both sides of the road. The road is full of rickshaws carrying passengers, as well as bullock carts carrying goods. The words "New Bridge Road...
  • St. Andrews Road, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of view of St Andrew's Road in Singapore. It is the road to the right of the photograph. Trees are planted on both sides of the road, and rickshaws are travelling on the road. Next to the road, there...
  • Singapore, Gayland Road

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene at Geyland Road, Singapore. There is a road, with an electric tram on its left and a rickshaw on the right side. There is a palm plantation on both sides of the road, with wire...
  • Memorial Hall & Government Secretary Office, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows the Memorial Hall and Government Secretary Office in Singapore. These are multi-storey buildings built in Western architectural style. There is a clock tower behind the Memorial Hall, and a monument in front of the building. Two rickshaws...
  • Singapore, Street in Tanglia

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a street in Tanglia, Singapore. It shows a road in a rural area, with dense vegetation on both sides of the road. A man wearing a hat is posing beside a rickshaw. The words “Singapore. Street in...
  • Esplanade, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph that shows a scene at the Esplanade, Singapore. In the photograph, there are two paths, with grass patch between the paths and on the right side. Rickshaws can be seen on the path on the left, while people are...
  • Raffles Institution, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of Raffles Institution, Singapore. The photograph is taken from a field in front of the school. The school is a multi-storey building, and there is a road in front of it. A rickshaw and a bullock cart carrying goods...
  • Victorial Memorial Hall, Singapore

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of the Victoria Memorial Hall in Singapore. It is a two-storey building built in Western architectural style. There is a clock tower at the centre of the building. People and rickshaws can be seen in front of the Hall....
  • 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...