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Dear Friend,

More than a century ago, these postcards from the Straits Settlements floated across oceans, carrying beautiful sights of Singapore, Penang and Malacca, and eagerly anticipated messages from their senders. Our publication - Reminiscences of the Straits Settlements through Postcards, featured more than 150 postcard images vividly portraying life at the turn of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Now you can send your own greetings with these historical postcards from the National Archives of Singapore to your friends with a few taps of the keyboard. No stamps required!

National Archives of Singapore


Botanic Garden, Singapore
Clock Tower, Malacca
Handcart loaded with Bananas, Singapore

Clock Tower and Fort, Penang
Native Bangalore, Singapore
Flag Staff & old Fortress - Malacca

Singapore Policemen
King's Coronation Day, Malacca
Ball Room Raffles Hotel, Singapore

The Pier, Malacca
Junction of High Street & North Bridge Road, Singapore
Panoramic View, Penang

Railway Station at Tanjong Pagar
Beach Street, Penang
Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore

Woodlands Jetty - Singapore
Orchard Road - Singapore
Ship discharging coals, Singapore