Photos of Singapore from 1901 to 1950s

We can’t turn back time to see how Singapore looked back in the day, but this collection of vintage postcards of Singapore is the next best thing. Check out how the “Lion City” looked like before the blinding lights, the bustling city streets, and the towering skyscrapers. Enjoy!

1. Singapore Royal Visit decoration for the Duke of Connaught’s visit, ca. 1901

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Dodd Lu

2. City Hall

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Credit: Striderv

3. Hong Kong Bank (left) and the General Post Office (right, now Fullerton Hotel), ca. 1950

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Richard

4. Dragon dance before the Yang di-Pertuan Negara (Head of State) for Singapore’s National Day

Striderv

5. The busy Singapore River

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Striderv

6. Malay Village

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Roderick Eime

7. Chinatown

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Striderv

8. Telok Ayer Market between Robinson Road and Shenton Way

Striderv

9. Another shot of Chinatown

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Striderv

10. McRitchie Reservoir

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Striderv

11. Singapore River

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Yan Biao Boey

12. Connaught Drive, ca. 1952

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David

13. The first Botanical and Experimental Garden in Government Hill, Fort Canning

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Vladimir Tkalčić

14. Raffels School, ca. 1910

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Vladimir Tkalčić

15. Capitol Theatre

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Rachel Tan

16. Clifford Quay

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John Laurie

17. Raffles Place, ca. 1940

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Roderick Eime

18. Beach Road

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Rachel Tan

19. Sri Mariamman Temple

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John Laurie

20. North Bridge Road

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David

21. Singapore Canal

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John Laurie

 
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