01 Nov '16, 12am

[Exhibition: Ridley & The Rubber Industry from the 24th of October 2016 to the 31st of January 2017 at the...

This exhibit highlights one strand of the work and research of H. N. Ridley during his tenure in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Without his foresight and relentless experiments on rubber in the Gardens, it may never have become as economically important as it is today. As well as displays on Ridley’s contribution, there are also several exhibits on how the early Chinese tycoons made their fortunes from rubber, their rise and fall, as well as their philanthropic contributions. Also on display are plantation tokens used by early plantation owners as a form of payment to their labourers, rubber coupons used during the Great Depression to control the supply and sale of rubber, and an original rubber prospectus issued by the United Malacca Plantation. This exhibition was made possible in collaboration with Mr Y. H. Hsien, a private collector with an avid interest in Singapore’s soc...

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