Malay food hawkers at a kampong

With their cooking pots tied to the poles, these itinerant hawkers, or 'travelling cookshops', were a common sight during the early 20th century. Selling drinks and vegetables, cobbling, pulling rickshaws and even telling fortunes were some of the street occupations the poor and illiterate took up to earn a living.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: L13.7cm X W8.6cm
Accession No.
1991-00371
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Postcards