Scenes of Malay Life: Photography on Historical Singapore Postcards

"Malay Campong" [actually two houses from Sumatra]

Chee Kien Lai of the University of California, Berkeley, and National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture has written in (16 May 2001) to explain that, despite the postcard's caption, the photograph "is in fact a picture of two Karo Batak houses found only in Sumatra," and he invites readers to examine "a wire-frame construction of the house" on an NUS site. (This wireframe is quite beautiful!)

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Last updated: 16 May 2001