National Geographic : 1953 Feb
© National Geographic Society 216 + Kota Bharu Girls Paint Sarongs; Flowers Blossom in Batik Batiks are used for sarongs, shawls, and turbans. Flowered ones are women's; men stick to stripes or plaids. These batik workers apply colors to a stenciled fabric. Protecting the design with molten wax, they dye the background, then remove the wax. Kiodachromes by National (ograplhic 'PhotograplhrJ. Baylor Roberts ' Rice-straw Boats Sail Inky Seas in a Singapore Home Workshop The artist specialized in landscapes until a United States naval attache interested him in boats. Now the clipper (lower right) is his best seller. -Kek Lok Si, a Buddhist monastery, covers 30 acres in Penang. Its main pagoda rises in seven tiers.