Old photos that reveal a Singapore you won’t see on Instagram
We were quite the tourist destination back then.
Our recent post about retired American professor Jean-Claude Latombe’s shots of 1972 Singapore may have had many going all reminiscent and teary-eyed.
Thanks to a Jed Mitter, we can again experience those same emotions. Not once, but many times over.
Mitter published, on his Facebook page, a note titled “Links to Old Singapore Photographs”.
Mitter’s online profile lists him as an independent import and export professional who now lives in Taiwan, having grown up in Singapore in the 60s and 70s and attended schools such as ACS Primary and Anderson Secondary.
Many of the linked albums appear to be owned by foreign visitors who captured fond memories of their first trips to the little red dot.
We present a brief sampling of these images below, but do visit the album links on Mitter’s original post for more.
Sit back, relax, and let the memories roll by:
Before Funan Centre was built (you can see the Central Fire Station in the background)
Street approaching Cavenagh Bridge, flanked by Maybank Towers and Fullerton Building
Collyer Quay in 1972
Entrance to the harbour (harbour light on the right)
Funeral procession in the streets
Malay wedding procession
Volkswagen Type 2, used by Prisons officers back in the day
Policemen in shorts
Triumph TR4A in action at the Singapore GP
Top photo by Fotorus.