This photograph nicely depicts the contrast between traditional and modernity. An elderly Samsui woman sitting by the road is dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear (polka-dotted in this case) and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit in contrast to the lady wearing high heels in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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