Treasure the local cultural relics and watch the history of the island nation

by:Ipromo     2021-06-11

Take the New Year's card signed by the Chinese in 1963 by the founding premier Lee Kuan Yew as an example. Lee Kuan Yew usually signs in English and relatively few Chinese signs. He read Lee Kuan Yew’s Chinese signature three times: Lee Kuan Yew signed a Chinese signature at the opening ceremony and a New Year’s card signed by shoemaker Li Jiongxiang; “Lee Kuan Yew bowed” signed by the Prime Minister’s Office on January 21, 1963, printed with a greeting card.

Another precious signature document is the Chinese document of Yusof bin Ishak, the first president of Yusof bin Ishak, the capital of the capital, on December 27, 1963, to commend the meeting held in 1962 for mergers and acquisitions and Malaysian citizens. The great contribution made during the referendum will be commended and rewarded with an English autograph. Zhang Qiwen said: 'This is the only Yusuf signature I have seen for so many years. The signatures of celebrities must be intimate and involve historical events. It is worth seeing. The signatures of famous printed editions will not be recognized.' Even if it is a business card. , Is also narrative history. The address of 'Chen Neixiang Tan Chengxiang' is 'Botan House 83 Neil Road'. During his inspection, Zhang Qiwen learned that the businessman Chen Zhenxiang (1883-1977) was a local shipping pioneer named Chen Jindian (named by Jintian Road), who was born in Bungalow No. 81 in Nepal, unfortunately this Peranakan house. It lived in the fourth generation of the Chen family and was demolished shortly after it was sold in 1978. The collector said: 'The big business cards of the predecessors are rare, just like being pinned on the sea. Have you seen Tan Kah Kee's business cards? Remember?

Compulsory contract and Nanchong mechanic certificate

Zhang Qiwen purchased a precious contract document from a foreign collector. It was named by William Alexander Pickering (1840-1907) on February 13, 1899 by William Alexander Pickering (1840-1907). ) The British-Chinese contract signed, detailed introduction of two Chinese coolie Yaya and Keya transferred to Australia as a three-year servant and provided various regulations, including 10 hours of work and 8 months of work. Monthly salary, the employer pays 32 yuan in advance, as well as accommodation and food arrangements, travel expenses, medicine expenses, Chinese holidays, etc. On March 25, 1889, Coolie’s contract family account arrived in Australia.

Singapore, 1888 The population is growing rapidly, with about 100,000 people. Zhang Qiwen said that from the contract, it can be seen that China's coolies not only come from Southeast Asia, but also from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Australia. Kylin is from Nottinghamshire, England. He went to Taiwan to take risks. He is proficient in Chinese and dialects. In 1877, he became the first Chinese official to protect civilians in a British colony. He mainly managed the coolie market, suppressed underworld activities, and prevented child prostitution. In May 1889, he was rescued after being injured.

Another memorial book of Nanchuang mechanic Wu Mohe reflects the history of the patriotic overseas Chinese who returned from Southeast Asia during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. From 1939 to 1942, more than 3,200 overseas Chinese drivers and skilled workers attended the co-organized by the South Overseas Chinese Nanyang overseas Chinese returned home to serve the organization to supplement the vacancy of Chinese truck drivers (about one-third) to ensure the traffic line of Burma Road, of which more than 1,000 were sacrificed.

Zhang Qiwen discovered: Wu Mohe was 35 years old It is Nanchong Mechanics, on the list of the second batch of mechanics. With the 'Certificate of Commendation issued by the Republic of China Government' issued by the Government of the Republic of China in the Government of the Republic of Singapore in 1946, with the emblem of the 'Fifteenth Army Independent Engineering Corps' attached The photo of the mechanic, the title is 'Wu Fu Zi No. 21: Not afraid of death, not greedy, patriotic, love others. The collection of cultural relics really reflects the real life of that era. The collector pointed out a somewhat broken 'food distribution' pamphlet, which recorded the grain rations during the Japanese occupation era and the records of each household queuing to buy food. He found that Bukit Panjang No. 59 should be a 'Kwong Thanh Shing' company. When citizens bought actual records, they would be severely punished if they made false reports. Cultural relics like this 'can meet the requirementsSometimes the owner of the old store pulls out something to ask him, if the collector does not know the history, it is easy to 'take the treasure'. He insisted that after doing his homework, he would start buying.

Zhenzhen cardboard boxes and chicken baskets in the 1950s

Some of Zhang Qiwen’s things are very life-like: the 'Plum Zhenxiang' meat silk thread in the 1950s has the 'Peacock trademark' printed on it. Zhuge Liang's Story-Okay, give gifts to share' and other advertising slogans. The dry meat shop at 229 Victoria Street has a five-digit postcode. There is also a porcelain plate with 'Yuan Chongmei Tea House' printed on it, a tiger beer bottle opener, and a g basket made by kampong from the 1930s to the 1950s. It is said that it is a common sight for Chinese to ride bicycles during holidays.

In the 1950s, a large handwritten 'huiji' advertisement also attracted the interest of collectors. Regarding 'Sin Chew acting Yongxing Co., Ltd. should be a life-saving oil / own domestic silk sales / new home furnishings, welcome, now here

In the same era, Tongji Hospital donated funds to patients and launched coupons, festivals and wedding vouchers for donors. The collector received a donated Yuan Zheng wedding coupon issued in 1959 and donated by several companies. The Bank of China project plan built in 1953, specifically for those who plan to rent an office, is also a collection.

The various links of cultural relics collection allow collectors to continuously attribute Singapore’s historical fragments to their souls in the search process. He believes that museums will not necessarily find folk things. By celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, opening up collections and starting a business, we expect more private collectors to display their collections and be happy alone to encourage young people to join the ranks.

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