This is a 1950s photograph of a Sikh man reading a newspaper at the entrance of a building. He is probably the security guard there. Many of the early Sikhs in Singapore were either watchmen, policemen or dairy farmers. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Indian characters in Singapore". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title transcribed from album.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.