The crowded, frenetic and exciting “Jinrickshaw Quarters” in Chinatown, 1920. This colourful part of Singapore housed teeming numbers of Chinese labourers, crammed into the quarters above the streets. Rooms accommodating up to forty men were common. Observe the laundry hanging out to dry and the numerous “jinrickshaws,” two-wheeled passenger vehicles pulled by men, a very common means of transport for the middle-classes.
Source: Cheah Jin Seng. Singapore: 500 early postcards
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