A Chinese woman selling hawker food on the banks of the Singapore River circa 1938 - 1939. Source: National Museum of Singapore

A Chinese woman selling hawker food on the banks of the Singapore River circa 1938 - Source: National Museum of Singapore

Indian man selling goat's milk from a bicycle at Serangoon Road.

Indian man selling goat's milk from a bicycle at Serangoon Road.

Malay woman grinding spices - 1970. Source: NAS

Malay woman grinding spices using 'batu giling' (origins from South Indian Tamils migrating to Malaya)

The Batavia Journal, 1669 - 1682. These illustrations come from journals kept by a recruit to the Dutch East India Company. Jörg Franz Müller was a gunsmith from Alsace who enlisted as a midshipman aboard vessels that sailed between Europe and Batavia in Indonesia.

VOC warship, whale & trident The journal from 1681 is entitled 'Georg Franz Müller von Ruffach Reise nach Batavia' [Cod. and is accessible from the excellent St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek e-codices site

MALAY HAWKER WITH HIS PORTABLE SHOP SELLING SATAY, SINGAPORE |  c.1907

Malay hawker with his portable shop selling satay, Singapore

Rojak Hawker year unkown - what is now at the Dataran Merdeka fountain

Rojak Hawker year unkown - what is now at the Dataran Merdeka fountain

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