Samsui women at work, 1986 : general view [2]


This photograph depicts three Samsui women working at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. Two are scrubbing the grooves between tiles. A piece of brown paper covers their characteristic samsui red headgear. They are also wearing the blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007

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  • Commerce and Industry>>Labour and Employment
  • Women blue collar workers--Singapore--Photographs
  • Women construction workers--Singapore--Photographs
  • Business, finance and industry>>Economics>>Labour economics>>Women workers
  • Samsui women--Singapore--Photographs

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