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Singapore Suburb With Electric Tram – Old Postcard 1910

This is a vintage photo postcard of Singapore Suburb with an electric tramway dating to 1910. The scene is most likely to remind us of any Indian village excepting for the tram. Modern Singapore was founded by the British in 1818, with Sir Stamford Raffles in charge. It was on the orders of then British Governor-General of India Lord Hastings to install a trading post on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.

Because of its strategic location, the island was ideal for the protection and replenishment of British ships moving to and from China. It should be remembered that the maritime route to the far east was discovered because of the search of the Malabar spice. See my post- Fort Cochin & City Antique Map Plan Of 1761., and also- Raffles Place Singapore – Old Postcard 1920

This iconic photograph shows an electric tram service that was first introduced in the country in 1896. Eventually, it closed down in 1927 because of financial loss. Read more- Trams in Singapore.

Did you know- today Singapore is 25% larger in landmass than it was during independence (1965) this is because of reclamation. 

From the collection- c1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)., Ripon Building & Victoria Hall Madras 1930 – Old Photo., Star Of India Flag & United Service Club – Vintage Postcard., Rare Vintage Book – Madras The Birth Place Of British India

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.