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Little India Walkabout 3

During the colonial period of Singapore, Indian immigrants were mostly young adult men who came from India either to serve military duties or prison sentences. Some of them found little reason to return to India after having completed their contracts or sentences. They grew roots in Singapore and looked for work. A few others engaged in money lending or worked as clerks for the maritime companies lining the port of Singapore. It was only around and after WWII, that womenfolk started to join in larger numbers and the Indian community grew and the age group diversified as well. Seen here is a period uniform that would have been donned by an Indian (most likely a Sikh) police constable.

Little India Walkabout 3

During the colonial period of Singapore, Indian immigrants were mostly young adult men who came from India either to serve military duties or prison sentences. Some of them found little reason to return to India after having completed their contracts or sentences. They grew roots in Singapore and looked for work. A few others engaged in money lending or worked as clerks for the maritime companies lining the port of Singapore. It was only around and after WWII, that womenfolk started to join in larger numbers and the Indian community grew and the age group diversified as well. Seen here is a period uniform that would have been donned by an Indian (most likely a Sikh) police constable.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2020, 06:39
An historical garment Ayush
Gotta love that leather belt, Ayush. I wouldn't mind having one just like it. smile
A reminder of our imperial past.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Feb 2020, 08:20
That's very interesting, Ayush
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Feb 2020, 09:05
It looks a bit scruffy by British standards Ayush, Interesting to read about the immigration from India. Do you know much about your ethnicity?
very cool... reminds me of a uniform from 'Gone With the Wind' ... i like this very much, Ayush
That is a very colonial style uniform.

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