Bamboo and coconut fibre
Gift of the family of Forbes Wallace
Collection of the National Museum of Singapore
This toothbrush is a typical example of those made by the broom-making workshop in Changi. The workshop produced some 30,000 items during its operation, including brooms and toothbrushes. The innovative POWs used bamboo for the handle and coconut fibre for bristles, attached with bitumen from roadways.