Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cash Crops of Early Singapore

I bought a set of these stamps from SingPost. It depicts the early cash crops that were grown in Singapore. Yes, it is hard to believe but Singapore used to have plantations and orchards. That is why the name of the road in town is called Orchard Road!

The cash crops shown in these set of stamps are pepper, tapioca, nutmeg and rubber.

Tapioca can still be found growing in various parts of Singapore.

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