The “Haves” and “Have-Nots” of 1908

By |2009-10-11T13:45:42+08:00October 11th, 2009|Categories: What is it?|Tags: , , |

Here we have an old photograph said to be Tin Miners out for a spin in their new motor car. Clearly they were the “Haves” of Malaya at the time, but surely it was a pretty tasteless thing to do – driving into a Kampong to display your wealth to the natives. Not to mention filling their clean air with petrol fumes.

But don’t get excited for we believe this was a deliberately posed photo to be put on a postcard and sent overseas to demonstrate the progress of Malaya to the world.

But does anyone have any idea whether the above is true or is it all a load of rubbish we have been fed?