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ID number ART26493
Title Cooking rice on deep fry stove, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942-1945
Medium brush and brown ink over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 38.2 x 56 cm


To cope with the requirements of many thousands of men, three large deep-fry cooking stoves were constructed in Changi Goal. Here a round-the-clock staff turned the monotonous rice into more appetising fare. Three prisoners deep-frying rice to increase palatability. With rice the staple ingredient in the mens diet in Changi, the prisoners sought many different ways of cooking it to decrease the monotony.