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Advertisement poster of Aw Boon Haw from the 1930s (left). Fuxing (Renaissance) Series Arithmetic textbook (right).

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The achievements of the Chinese Business Pioneers can be seen in this gallery.

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A 1960s Magic Brain calculator.

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Movable types from the early 20th century.

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Franking machine used by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation.

Towkays Of Yore

A revamped gallery at a local heritage institution showcases the contributions of early Chinese business pioneers.
Feb 14, 2020 5:50 AM

TAN TOCK SENG. Tan Lark Sye. Aw Boon Haw. Lee Kong Chian. They’re the names of early Chinese pioneers who set the stage for Singapore to grow into a vibrant First World business hub.

To honour the contributions of these influential leaders and businessmen, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial