Two views of the Boat Quay, Singapore. See a modern view here and enlarged details below. I also found this photo of cheerful expats on the verandah of their house on Pasir Panjang Road.
Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.