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There are several ways of moving goods manually. One interesting way, seldom
seen nowadays, was to balance the load on the head as shown in this stamp. In
the basket were various kinds of ‘roti’ (bread) and pastries.

The next stamp shows a hawker selling the popular local food ‘satay’. To move
from one place to another he would divide his goods into two loads and balance
them on a bamboo pole across his shoulders.

While the satay-hawker’s goods are divided into two loads to be carried by one
man, the bottom picture here shows one load being carried by two men.


Written by victorkoo

23 February, 2008 at 10:00 am

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