A map showing the Belawan-Singapore shipping route

The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and the advent of the luxury steamship in the late 19th century not only heralded a golden age of travel in early 20th century Southeast Asia, it also allowed for greater ease of communications and expansion of business opportunities.

Date/Period
c. 1920s-1930s
Region
Singapore and Indonesia
Dimension
Image size: 17.1 x 12 cm, Object size: 23.8 x 17.8 cm
Accession No.
2007-50833
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Maps