View of Singapore from Mount Wallich

Mount Wallich was named after Nathaniel Wallich, who was instrumental in the 1822 founding of Singapore’s Botanical & Experimental Garden, the forerunner of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Mount Wallich was levelled in 1885 in order to reclaim land from Telok Ayer Bay. This print (lithograph) was based on an 1856 oil painting of Singapore from Mount Wallich (see HP-0049), which was published in John Cameron’s ‘Our Tropical Possessions in Malayan India’.