Aerated water is fondly known as air lamned among the malay community in Malaysia (Boleh).Just walk into any kampung and ask for ayer lamned and they will oblige and show you one.The local kingpins of the Aerated Water without doubt has to be FRASER AND NEAVE PTE LTD from the Straits Settlements.They continue to rule to this very day and the logo of the mighty LION serves justice to it.
Anyway there were also other players aka competitors, the small timers, the posers,the short lived ones, the underachievers and the obsure and forgotten pretenders.I remember purchasing a pamphlet on the local aerated water companies, it was more like a case study and if i am not mistaken, it was compiled by Mr.Megat from Kuala Lumpur.It was more on the bottles and practically covered almost every state in Malaysia.I was fascinated by that and started to collect items related to the aerated water industry.Bottles were hard to come by but glasses were in abundance, advertistment were also quite easily available as long as you showed them the MONEY!., bottle openers, coasters, trays, etc.You just name it.
Lets look at some of the items.
Got the voucher(got extras) from a chinese gentlemen who sadly had to vacate his home which sat on a piece of land earmarked for development.He let me go through a stack of items which he wanted to throw away, the vouchers were actually a "cover" for a stack of "bizniz cards" from neighbouring Thailand.
I think i will save the rest for future postings.To sum it up, Aerated Water collectibles are very cool and create an old feel deco when you display them right..My Frens Mr.Halim and Mr.Lan from Perak are masters in Aerated water deco.Nice guys with a sharp eye for interior deco oldschool style.