A view of Angkor by Loke Wan Tho

Born in 1915 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Loke Wan Tho was a prominent cinema magnate who founded Cathay Organization and the Cathay chain of cinemas in Singapore. Apart from his film business, Loke also had an avid interest in photography. He took a series of black and white photographs of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia. These pictures were eventually published in 1958 in a book entitled ‘Angkor’, which was authored by his good friend Malcolm MacDonald, the then Commissioner General of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Artist Name
Loke Wan Tho
Singapore and Cambodia
Object size: 19.6 x 24.5 cm
Accession No.
Glossy Gelatin-silver prints
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
NMS Collection
Photographs and Negatives

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