Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Old Photos of Singapore River

I have just received another batch of old photos of the Singapore River. This time it is from Mike Robbins. Mike, you might recall (from this post) spent three years in Singapore from 1966-69 living mainly in the Naval Base at Sembawang.

The two black-and-white photos were from someone who was here in the late 50's. The other two were from a colleague of his who was a keen photographer and were taken between 1966 and 1969.

Thanks Mike.

By the way, can you spot the Marine Police Station @ Empress Place in photo no. 4?

And here's a photo that Peter took of the Spore River from the Fullerton.


Anonymous said...

Comparing the last 2 photos, it seems that they demolished more than just the Marine Police Station but also the old Immigration office block.

Lam Chun See said...

I thought the Immigration Office block is now the Asian Civilisation Museum?

peter said...

Yes the foyer (of Immigration) on the side facing the Marine Polcie Station was demolished because of MRT works during tunnelling under Singapore River. They put up steel struts and beams but found not safe.

Lam Chun See said...

Haha. I think many readers did not spot the mistake with one of the photos. The top photo was flipped horizontally so that the word in the top left corner originally appeared in the top right corner as DTL. Thanks to reader Richard Hale for pointing out the errror.