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Tanjong Karang
Description: Swampland is drained and cultivated into rice paddies through the Tanjong Karang Irrigation Scheme in Selangor, British Malaya
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Clip #: TFA-360B
Length: 10:04
Year: 1953
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Asia
Country: Malaysia
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1950s, British Malaya, Malaysia, rice plant, crowds of people outside, rice being spooned onto plate, sacks of rice being unloaded from cargo ship, rice paddy, Selangor, aerial swampland to be reclaimed for rice paddies, Tanjong Karang Irrigation Scheme, map showing size of completed Tanjong Karang Irrigation Scheme as it compares to Singapore, sponge-like swampland, swamp, Bernam River, tree collapsing, swamp clearing being carried out by Department of Drainage and Irrigation, men chopping down trees, felling, barren swampland with trees cut down, bund being built against the coast to hold back the sea, dam diverting water to irrigation canals, excavator being used to dig canal, men building house with palm leaf roof, men clearing land, tractor being used to plow field, rice seeds being planted in nursery bed and covered with palm leaves, white government expert giving advice to Malay man, planters council meeting, district council meeting, dam, man opening distributary gate allowing water to flow through canal into paddy, rice shoots being transplanted in new field, women working in paddy, swamp, water flowing through canals to paddies, men and women harvesting rice, rice falling onto pile

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