I do not know much about this factory, only that I used to pass it everyday on my way to school in those days. The factory started off processing soya sauce but its most famous product was the 'Green Spot' orange drink.
In fact, the most prominent thing about this factory was a giant replica of the Green Spot bottle facing Upper Bukit Timah Road. Travelers going down the road cannot fail to notice this landmark. It was astute advertising even in those days! The bottle was on a revolving platform and that made it stand out even more.
|Amoy Canning with its giant revolving Green Spot bottle|
|Taken in 1993. Sadly, Green Spot was no longer produced by then.|
|Upper Bukit Timah Road. Building is the Hock Soon Ind Warehouse|
located next to the Amoy Canning factory.
|The former Chinese kampong originally called Kg Quarry |
and later Yuasa Barracks was down the road from Hock Soon Warehouse.
Further down was a Chinese kampong originally called Kg Quarry but later known as Yuasa Barracks.
Today, this entire stretch has been completely replaced by condominium developments.
|An old advertisement by Amoy Canning Corp.|