This is a 1950s photograph of a young Malay man using a buffalo to plough the paddy field for it to be ready to plant the shoots. Digitized from an album page containing 5 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection.
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