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ID number ART26506
Title Main yeast distribution centre, Selerang
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1942-1945
Medium pen and blue ink and black wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 36.9 x 49.9 cm


The yeast, at this time, was given as a small issue to everyone to help in the battle against malnutrition. Later, only the sick received it. It was made from rice polishings, sweet potatoes, sugar and hops supplied by the Japanese. Men collecting their issues for their units.