National Geographic : 1941 Nov
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by J.Baylor Roberts Fine Feathers Give a Fine-bird Feeling to the Malays of Singapore At work and play the Malays wear utilitarian clothes. But for a social visit they dress up and are models of neatness and deportment. Both men and women wear the skirtlike sarong. Batik patterns of Java are rare among the Malays, who number only about ten per cent ofthe population ofSingapore.