National Geographic : 1953 Feb
208 I" These Monkeys Pick Coconuts A familiar sight on the highways of Johore is the young cyclist with a berok, or coconut monkey, perched on the handlebars. The youth is sure to be an itin erant coconut picker. HIis agile assistant shinnies up tall palms and, guided by a leash, twists each nut until the stem breaks and the fruit crashes to the ground. Hold ing on with his feet, the berok works upside down. This laughing group per formed for the photographer. A natural clown, the big .. ... monkey on the central wheel gave a stellar performance. .. Soda pop rewarded him and his comrades. +- Awninged Oxcarts Set Malacca's Pace Once a bustling port, Ma S lacca town is now the quiet S capital of the third smallest member of the Malay Feder ation (page 226). Rubber planters, briefly escaping the Red terror, fill its comfort able inn during week ends. Peddlers on the hotel ve randa sell Malacca canes.