This is a 1950s photograph of a Sakai and his blowpipe. A Sakai inhabits the interior tropical mountainous regions of Perak and Kelantan states in Malaysia. They are called Orang Asli, aboriginal people. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.