National Geographic : 1940 Jul
Behind the News in Singapore Photograph by .. Iaylor Roberts As if Responding to a Curtain Call, Servants in a Singapore Home Take a Bow Capable, polite, contented, they are, from the left: cook, house cleaner, nurse, laundress, chauffeur, and gardener. Yet all six cost less than one good cook in California or New York! © G. H. Metcalf Muscular Hindus Mix and Roll Singapore's Mouth-scorching Curry Balls Curry and rice, curried prawns, chicken livers, mutton-all these dishes of Indian origin are popular on Straits Settlements tables. Many a tough meat morsel is disguised by this burning-hot, finely ground pepper. To counteract its sting, grated coconut, Bombay duck, and mango chutney are usually served.