A Javanese haji and his family

Recognised by the small white turban, a haji, or 'hadjee', refers to a man who has fulfilled the 'haj' or Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. By 1901, there were more than 8,500 Javanese in Singapore and their numbers continued to increase with the development of rubber estates.

Date/Period
c. 1900
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: L:12.7cm W:9.3cm
Accession No.
2001-05134
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Photographs and Negatives