Singapore Through The Ages

Collyer Quay and the Waterfront

The City of Singapore's waterfront has an intricate and ever-changing history, not least because it has gradually moved southwards due to progressive land reclamation. Hence the place we know as Collyer Quay is at least half a mile from the present-day coastline.

I hope the following images give you some idea of how today's Collyer Quay has evolved from more humble beginnings. In many cases, I can only guess the dates of the pictures. Any more accurate information will be welcome, as will any images that fill gaps in the story.

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