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Photos provide rare glimpse of 1950s Pasir Panjang miniature zoo

Published on Jun 3, 2014 12:11 PM

SINGAPORE - More than 70 rare photographs of a miniature Noah's Ark in Pasir Panjang have been shared with the National Heritage Board for documentation and archiving.

The zoo, which was opened by Mr Tong Seng Mun in 1957, was home to animals such as lions, bears, a camel, a rhinoceros and multiple birds of paradise.

It was one of six such zoos here, at a time when the wildlife trade was unregulated.

The photos come from Mr Tong's three sons, who hope to share a different side of the nation's history and pioneering spirit with the rest of Singapore.

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