New Forest 1, A History of Cows is an artist book by Robert Zhao Renhui and the Institute of Critical Zoologists.
In 1935, a herd of feral cattle was spotted roaming Singapore. Since then, alleged sightings have been rare. Reports came mainly from Japanese soldiers in World War II and occasionally from local residents. If these reports are true, these cows were confined to the areas of Tampines, Punggol, Sembawang and Pulau Ubin. In 2016, a cow was discovered on Coney Island but died shortly after. Some believe that wild cows still roam Singapore.
The first volume is dedicated to the last cow in Singapore, which died in 2016. The book contains images of the cow just before it passed away.
Conceived by The Institute of Critical Zoologists between 2014 and 2019, this book features images of cows in Singapore from the 1890s to 2016 from ICZ's archive.
Artist Book by Robert Zhao Renhui
Designed by H55
Published by Institute of Critical Zoologists
Format: Hardcover, 72 pages, 48 Images
Dimensions: 201 x 145 x 15 mm
Edition: First Edition
Full Title: New Forest 1, A History of Cows
Publication Date: 2020