It is the first biscuit factory to be established in Singapore and fulfil a void for an affordable and tasty biscuit for the masses ...
Go Boon Kwan (pic courtesy of Hian Pouw)
The earliest report of Go Boen Koan in Singapore was an advertisement published in the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser on 14th November 1895 that any undertaking or orders given by his firm Chop Ho Siang at No 23 Japan Street should have his signature Go Boen Koan on it. Chop Ho Siang at that time is carrying on business a a general dealer.
*1 - (Founding an Ethnic Chinese Business Empire in Colonial Asia: The Strategic Alliances of Major Oei Tiong Ham, 1895–1905 by Peter Post
Chew Boon Lay and Ong Cheng Neo
(Malaya Tribune 26th March 1930, Pg 8)
This rare 1930 calendar was sold for 3680 Yuan in a China bid