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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


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
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