Who knew the CBD used to look like that?

It's a good day for history geeks as the New York Public Library has made 180,000 high-resolution images of their collection available to the public. Among them are old-school Singapore, ranging from the 1800s to early 20th century, with some archives from 1965. These photos include those of the CBD, including places like Cavanaugh Bridge, Finlayson Green and Tanjong Pagar. 

Have a look at some of our favorites below, or see the rest here

1. Anderson Bridge

 

2. Victoria Street

 

3. Hill Street

 

4. The Singapore River

 

5. Cavanagh Bridge

 

6. Finlayson Green

 

7. Road to Tanjong Pagar

 

8. Malay procession on elephants

 

9. Mohamedan Temple

 

10. Suburb of Singapore

 

If you don't like being stuck in the past, then look at what Singapore may look like in the future.