History of the British Trade Dollar

History of the British Trade Dollar

Jul 12 , 2022

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In 1895 the British Trade Dollar was introduced following the need for British Merchants to trade freely in the Orient without having to rely on th...

History of the Chinese Trade Dollar

History of the Chinese Trade Dollar

Jul 12 , 2022

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The ferocious depiction of a mythical dragon in traditional Chinese style appeared on a new silver Chinese coin in 1889, following the reorganisati...

Aloe Vera for the Constipated West

Aloe Vera for the Constipated West

Jun 25 , 2022

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The East India Company, after trying unsuccessfully to snatch Bantang, Selang Bator and Pulo Run, all famed spice islands from the entrenched Portu...

The Piece Trade Saves The East India Company

The Piece Trade Saves The East India Company

Jun 22 , 2022

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The East India Company trade in the bewildering variety of textiles from India became collectively known as the ‘Piece Trade,’ and included familia...

The Birth of Singapore

The Birth of Singapore

Jun 21 , 2022

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Singapore, now with a population of nearly 6 million and one of the most densely populated city-states of the world, was created as a trading post ...

The Art of Coin Making

The Art of Coin Making

Jun 21 , 2022

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The art of coin making is believed to be over 2,500 years old. From the first hammered coins with their intrinsic metal value to the coins we use e...

Tea Craft: From Planting to Picking

Tea Craft: From Planting to Picking

Jun 21 , 2022

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The Tea Bush It all starts with an evergreen plant called Camellia Sinensis, which has two original subspecies, one from China and one from India. ...

What are Enrobed Chocolates?

What are Enrobed Chocolates?

Jun 20 , 2022

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Simply put: layers of chocolate smothering something special inside. The enrobing process is actually quite technically complex and an art. Using t...