Pulau Bukom booklet

This booklet was published by Shell, the oil company that first oversaw the running of the petroleum tank depot business on Pulau Bukom in the late 19th century, before opening Singapore's first oil refinery on the island in 1961. The island is located southwest of mainland Singapore and has undergone rapid development and expansion through land reclamation over the decades. The booklet contains a brief history on the development of the oil industry on Pulau Bukom in the 1960s, when it played an important role in Singapore's early economic development. It also contains an image of the Pioneer Certificate that was awarded to Shell by the Singapore Government in 1960. Companies with pioneer status were exempted from corporate taxes as a form of incentive as Singapore tried to kickstart its industrialisation process, and Shell was the first recipient.