Singapore 1925-2025






















































All images by the ICZ and TLA (The Land Archive, Singapore)




Singapore 1925-2025

Photographs from collection of the Land Archive



This book chronicles the significant changes in Singapore’s natural and urban landscape that have occurred over a 100-year period. The 15 images in this volume have been carefully selected by researchers from The Land Archive to capture the changing face of this tropical island-state. They touch on issues of land reclamation, national boundaries, ecological changes, pollution, conservation and the ever-evolving skyline.

The pictures capture an ongoing dialogue between the city’s man-made infrastructure and its natural spaces and creatures. While Singapore architecture is documented in aerial views of the country’s tallest buildings, and its ubiquitous public housing, there are also photographs the island’s wildlife. These include fauna in Marine Parade, native animals in the wildlife reserves, which houses one of the biggest collection of animals in captivity, and the last few wild animals.

The Land Archive manages an extensive archive of documents from private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, some of which date back to the early 19th century.





Singapore 1925-2025Dolphins, Marine Parade


Singapore 1925-2025View of Singapore Island


Singapore 1925-2025Tuas Beach



Singapore 1925-2025Ulu Tiram


Singapore 1925-2025Sand from Ulu Tirum, Gali Batu-Bukit Panjang, Singapore


Singapore 1925-2025Singapore Wild Animal


Singapore 1925-2025View from Gali Batu


Singapore 1925-2025Singapore Tree


Singapore 1925-2025Singapore Hill


Singapore 1925-2025Singapore Wild Dogs


Singapore 1925-2025Tiger in Pond, Mandai


Singapore 1925-2025Man with Motorcycle


Singapore 1925-2025Untitled (Fumigation)


Singapore 1925-2025Jurong Hill


Singapore 1925-2025View of Marina Bay Sands






Copyright 2015, Institute of Critical Zoologists and The Land Archive