Presents: The Hongs of Canton

Who knew so much can be told from a single bowl. 

The intricate paintings on the 'hong bowl' depict the rich history of Canton as a major port and trading city, dating all the way back to 1785. See how significant events in Canton then precipitated significant immigration of Chinese communities into Singapore – many of whom are our ancestors.

Read more about the 'hong bowl' here.

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