MUSEUM LEVEL 2
The motivation behind collecting toys may be a mystery to many. However, in the perspective of an avid collector, vintage toys are more than just mere economic investments. Although some highly sought-after vintage toys can rack up high prices in auctions, collectors may choose to safeguard their toys for sentimental reasons. Oftentimes, vintage toys can invigorate a sense of nostalgia and perhaps allow the collectors to relive their childhood memories. While the hunt for rare and valuable vintage toys can be thrilling, collectors may also consider vintage toys as artefacts that document events in history and give us an insight into our culture and heritage.
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RICKSAW WITH SAILOR
Curated under the Theme of: Golden Age of Toys Industrial Revolution
By the 1900s, ricksaws became popular modes of transport in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Especially in Singapore, it would be a common sight to see ricksaw pullers picking up sailors who had just arrived at our port.
With the invention of cars and other fuelled-powered vehicles, the sight of rickshaws eventually disappeared around the world and there are very limited places that feature them as a tourist activity in these days.