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Monday Murals – Tiger at The Rail Mall by Yip Yew Chong

A car was parked in front of the tiger mural when I took att the other murals (second picture) but I’m so dedicated that I went back to get you a proper pictures ;-).

In the 1800s, the Bukit Timah jungles were rampantly deforested to develop Gambier and Pepper plantations. The loss of habitat forced the tigers to prowl the plantations and villages. When the incidents of tiger attacks on plantation coolies increased, the then British government gave rewards for capturing the tigers. The last wild tiger shot in Singapore happened on 26 Oct 1930 at Choa Chu Kang Village. This mural is a tribute to the jungles, wild tigers and the plantation coolies. They were all sacrificed to develop Singapore into the trading city we are today. 

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