This is a 1950s photograph of two Malay women harvesting rice crops. One of them is holding a sickle in her hand, known as sabit in Malay, and gathering the harvest in bundles. Digitized from an album page containing 7 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.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.