Why did a more water-resistant paper not take off in the 1920s? Find out in the latest issue of BiblioAsia

Published on : 25 Apr 2022


About 100 years ago, someone thought of adding liquid latex to the papermaking process to make paper stronger and more water-resistant. Find out why the idea sank like a stone in our cover story.


In this issue, we also look at the seeds of orchid diplomacy, examine how the Padang took shape, peer inside the pioneering Kamala Club, and witness the growing pains of Kandang Kerbau Hospital.


Read the April‒June BiblioAsia issue

About BiblioAsia

BiblioAsia features the history, culture and heritage of Singapore within the larger Asian context. It is a publication of National Library Singapore.

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