South Boat Quay, circa 1920

  • South Boat Quay, circa 1920
South Boat Quay, circa 1920
S$ 100.00
Item Code : L0336SR
Availability: In Stock
Artist/Cartographer: G R Lambert
Image size: 380mm x 250mm
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Central to this view, taken before the demolition of Boustead's Godown, top left quayside, in 1925, are the cargo boats, occupying the entire quay frontage, after which this crescent of godowns is named. Moored in the foreground are twakow lighters, smaller tongkang, and sampan. Sampan were used mainly for transporting passengers, while twakow, generally known as lighters or bumboats, were used to transport cargo to and from merchant vessels at anchor in the Singapore Roads.

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*Please note colour of the actual reproduction photograph is slightly different from what you see here.