Three Legs brand cough syrup

The trademark logo of Three Legs Brand traditional household medicine consists of three trousers-clad legs connected at the hips. In the early days, immigrants who arrived in Singapore had trouble acclimatizing to the searing weather in the tropics. While such ailments were common, basic health care was not readily available to the general public up till the 1940s. Over the counter traditional medication was thus an economical solution.

Date/Period
1950s-1990s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H12.1 x W4.4 x D2.6 cm
Accession No.
2010-01253
Material
water, glass, paper, metal
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Wen Ken Drug Company (Pte) Limited
Category
Folklife Collection