National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Keeping House in Borneo 321 Out of Borneo Jungles Comes Jelutong, a Low-grade Rubber, for Gum Chewers Tree tappers gather the chiclelike latex and coagulate it. At Bintulu, Sarawak, the balls are sliced for processing (right). The plant was managed by Americans; its loss to Japan contributed to the gum shortage. Jelutong is used also in waterproofing, varnishing, and insulating compounds. Clifford A. Davidson Is This Granary Rat-proof! Each Leg Has a Wooden Disk Meaning "Stop, Thief!" Rattan binds the posts. Walls are of reeds. Palm leaves form the fringed door (left). On similar shacks in rice fields, children work as shouting, waving scarecrows.