National Geographic : 1938 May
© Screen Traveler, from Gendreau PINEAPPLE CANNING IS A MAJOR INDUSTRY In such small boats many "pines" are transshipped from local steamer to cannery. Modern methods are used, labor is skillful, and the annual canned pineapple crop is valued at $5,000,000. Hundreds of such small rowboats help solve the problem of water traffic between ship and shore. Photograph byMaynard Owen Williams SINGAPORE'SCHINATOWN COVERS THE CITY American shirts and soaps,fountain pens and typewriters are sold on North Bridge Road, where East Indian and Chinese merchants compete for trade. But much of the city is as Chinese asShanghai and those who pass by give no hint that this is Chinatown, not China.