Old Singapore - the legendary Samsui women - young unmarried women from China who arrived in Singapore with the earliest of immigrants in the Adorned with their trademark red "hat", they performed menial jobs in the early construction industry.
Singapore | A young Straits Chinese or nonya girl dressed for her role in a traditional Straits Chinese wedding. She has a long, finely beaded cloak trailing to her side, a Ching-style gown, and numerous items of jewellery including rings, and a head piece and chest ornaments based on the bride's 'sanggul kemantain' and 'dada kemantain'. | Postcard image, ca. 1910, photographer unknown.