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[Mothership] Very last dragon kiln surviving in S’pore at Jalan Bahar near NTU gets lease extension https://t.co/cKUONdBpQ2

[Mothership] Very last dragon kiln surviving in S’pore at Jalan Bahar near NTU gets lease extension https://t.co/cKUONdBpQ2

And the dragon will continue breathing fire. For a while. The lease for Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle at Lorong Tawas near Jurong West was supposed to end on December 2017, but it has been extended. The family business making and selling ceramic pottery have been informed the lease will run for another six years until December 2023. Its fate after that though, is as good as anyone’s guess. Advertisement A dead trade Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is home to the last functioning dragon kiln here. From the 1940s to 1970s, more than 20 dragon kilns were operating in Singapore, specialising in producing clay cups used for the numerous rubber plantations on the island. Many dragon kilns were found in the west, which had an abundance of white clay necessary for the production of the clay latex cups. As the number of rubber plantations dwindled, so did the demand for clay latex cups. By t...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/dragon-kiln-singapore/

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