Water-colour painting entitled 'Malay cockfighting’

This is a water-colour painting of two Malay men watching their roosters in a cockfight taking place in Kampong Ubi. Cockfighting is a blood sport in which roosters, known as gamecocks, are placed in an enclosed space to fight. Cockfights are held for gambling and/or entertainment purposes. It is common throughout the world and has existed for centuries.

Date/Period
1963
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: L:54cm x W:38.8cm
Accession No.
2000-03694
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Paintings