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A Tropical Tale -the back story

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Inspired by pineapple-rubber plantations that covered Singapore in the early 1900s, A Tropical Tale scarf will take you back to a time before Singapore became the bustling city that we all know today.


In the early 20th century, rubber was a very profitable cash crop however it usually requires 5 years to grow. Pineapples were grown as catch crop in rubber plantations.

The fast growing pineapples eventually became the cash crop as they grew very popular globally. At its heyday, pineapples were a status symbol in Europe.

Singapore became the world's larger cannery and exporter of canned pineapples.



Do you know that Singapore’s famous pioneer, Tan Kah Kee made his fortune in pineapple and rubber?

The tropical tale scarf reimagines the heyday of pineapple plantations in Singapore during which the mighty Malayan tigers often made their ocassional appearance.

This appealing prints would definitely make a unique addition to your wardrobe.

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