Found in 454 Collections and/or Records:
Because of its economic sophistication, Singaporeans are engaged in a variety of occupations. The emphasis now is on high-technology, precision and computer skills.
117 x 191 mm. Group portrait of company officials.
146 x 97 mm. Showing three figures leaning against a fence at the polo ground. The nearest figure appears to be the Prince of Wales, in which case the date would be 1922 rather than 1921.
81 x 55 mm. Showing part of the buildings seen in the preceding print.
Singapore is a sophisticated communications centre with links to almost all parts of the world. It is a focal point for more than 150 major shipping lines, more than 33 international airlines, with direct telecommunications facilities to 105 countries. Its telephone density of 26 telephones per 100 population is the third highest in East Asia.
145 x 109 mm. Showing a group seated round a table having a meal. H.P. Bryson is at the centre of the group.
149 x 89 mm. A view from a ship looking down on the quayside, with the troops disembarking in the foreground.
Singapore, including its 50-odd offshore islands and islets has a land area of 617.8km. Its population of 2.4 million comprises 77 per cent Chinese, 15 per cent Malays, 6 per cent Indians, and 2 per cent of persons of other ethnic groups.
The pace of development has been rapid, especially in the last decade, and the people live in well-designed modern homes with ample educational, recreational and social amenities.
89 x 53 mm. Showing oxen gathered at the edge of the water, with houses and palms in the background.
86 x 63 mm.
P.A.B. McKerron taking oath of office as Officer Administrating the Government, Singapore, 1947, 1947
116 x 145 mm. Showing Sir Patrick Alexander Bruce MCKERRON (1896-1964), taking the oath of office before (Sir) Charles Murray MURRAY-AYNSLEY (1893-1967), Chief Justice of Singapore 1946-1955. McKerron was Colonial Secretary, Singapore from 1946-1950 and administered the government on two occasions. Hugh BRYSON stands at the right of the photograph.
Paintings created by Alfred Hugh Fisher for the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee. Fisher's titles and captions have been recorded as found. They may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate, but have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. Captions supplied by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.
Glass and film negatives
Glass and film negatives
This is a large file containing notes, correspondence, articles, news cuttings and other material collected by Captain T. M. Winsey during the writing of his 'A history of the Singapore Volunteer Corps, 1854-1937' (Singapore, 1938).
Parade of ex-Servicemen, Singapore, Armistice Day 1949, illustrating the multi-racial composition of ex-soldiers, 1949
118 x 92 mm. Showing a group of soldiers standing on parade, with the spire of St Andrews Cathedral visible in the background. The two identified figures in the group are P.A.B. McKerron and Gerald Hawkins (1891-1973).
Though Singapore is a secular state, freedom of worship is enshrined in the constitution. The main religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. Places of worship for these religions are found throughout the island.
A series of photographs showing people engaged in various activities.
Papers concerning Lillian Newton and her parents and siblings and additional items accumulated by Miss Newton.
A large album of albumen prints. The prints are of various sizes and by various photographers. The compiler of the album is not known. Captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found. Titles composed by the cataloguer are enclosed in square brackets.
5 photographs, 88 x 105 mm., pasted onto one sheet. The caption reads 'These photographs were taken a long time after the war. 1 shows St. David's Church (understood to be demolished in late 1945 or early 1946, ref. Ministry of Defence). The four lower pictures were drawings done in black and white on asbestos sheeting and formed a reredos in St. David's Church. They were done by a P.O.W. before the civilians were put in Sime Road'. The photographer is unknown.
142 x 101 mm.