Printed on Rubber Latex Paper
An innovation patented in 1920 produced paper that was more durable, had greater tensile strength and was resistant to folding, as Alex Teoh tells us.
Kelly & Walsh: Purveyor, Publisher and Printer
Established in the 1880s, Kelly & Walsh was an iconic name in the Singapore book trade until its closure in 1956. Gracie Lee traces its history as bookseller, publisher and printer.
Claudius Henry Thomsen: A Pioneer in Malay Printing
Danish missionary Claudius Henry Thomsen produced some of the earliest Malay-language publications in Singapore and the Malay Peninsula. Bonny Tan sheds light on this pioneer printer.
The Stuff of Dreams: Singapore’s Early Print Ads
Before the advent of the internet, print advertisements reigned supreme. These primary documents provide important clues to the social history of the period as Chung Sang Hong tells us.
Early Malay Printing in Singapore
Mazelan Anuar tracks the rise and decline of Malay printing and publishing in 19th-century Singapore, and profiles two of the most prolific printers of that period.
Early Printing In Indochina
In the first of two essays on the history of printing in mainland Southeast Asia, Gracie Lee examines the impact of the printing press in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Early Printing in Myanmar and Thailand
In the second of two essays on the history of printing in mainland Southeast Asia, Gracie Lee recounts how Christian missionaries brought printing technology to Myanmar and Thailand.
Early Printing in the Philippines
Continuing with the series on printing in Southeast Asia, Gracie Lee explores the early history of printing and printed works in the Philippines.
From Lat Pau to Zaobao: A History of Chinese Newspapers
Chinese newspapers have been published in Singapore since the 19th century. Lee Meiyu looks at how they have evolved and examines their impact on the Chinese community here.