Mapping Singapore: 1819–2014

Mapping Singapore: 1819–2014

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Collections

This fascinating essay detailing the history of mapping in Singapore between 1819 and 2014 was written by Mr Mok Ly Yng,  a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, one of Singapore’s leading map consultants and a regular visitor at the National Archives.

1819 Survey Plan of Singapore Harbour

1819 Survey Plan of Singapore Harbour

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in On the Record

One of the earliest British surveys of Singapore island, this map shows Singapore harbour and adjacent areas, including a few offshore islands, such as the St. John’s Island, at the time of Stamford Raffles’ first landing on Singapore. Captain Daniel Rofs (also commonly spelt as Ross), the hydrographer of the East India Company (EIC) who […]

Introducing the NAS Map Collection

Introducing the NAS Map Collection

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Collections

This essay, originally published in ‘Visualising Space: Maps of Singapore and the Region – Collections from the National Library and National Archives of Singapore’ (National Library Board, 2014) provides an overview of the National Archives of Singapore’s map collection which is presently the largest available public  collection of Singapore maps.

Island of Stories: Singapore Maps

Island of Stories: Singapore Maps

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in NAS Exhibitions

Island of Stories: Singapore Maps was an exhibition jointly developed by the National Archives of Singapore and National Library Board, showcasing maps from the National Archive’s collection. The exhibition, which was part of the National Library Board’s 2015 Geo-Graphics Mapping Festival, drew on an eclectic mix of Singapore maps that captured intriguing moments from our nation’s history.