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Malaya Bungalow

This is a picture of a rubber plantation assistant's bungalow in Kelantan from the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Being raised was a nornal building technique in order to help a flow of air, keep moisture at bay and limit opportunities for insects and reptiles. It was common to have a verandah to help cool off in the evenings. The author's bungalow in Tampin may well have looked similar to this. Photograph courtesy of National Archives

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