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.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.