A map showing a mail shipping route through Singapore

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
Dimension
Object size: 17.8 x 23.9 cm, Image size: 12 x 17.2 cm
Accession No.
2007-50832
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Maps