Terrace shop-houses and river, Singapore 1997

Childs, Iraphne R. (1997) Terrace shop-houses and river, Singapore 1997. [Image]

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Singapore River, the redeveloped Boat Quay River Terraces and a tourist bumboat. On the south bank of the Singapore River, this was the commercial centre of Singapore in the 1860s. Shophouses here were once occupied by wholesalers as offices and godown (storehouse for goods at a dockside). Bumboats or lighters were used to transport cargo between ships in the harbour and the quay. Today bumboats are popular with tourists and the most of the shophouses have been converted into pubs and restaurants.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: rivers; terrace houses; commercial establishments
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:05
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
SingaporeSingapore RiverCityBoat Quay
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/651
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