Farmers are located along the countryside and along Orchard Road. They grew mangosteens, rambutans and durians. However, when Singapore started to modernise, farmers grew lesser and lesser.
There were not many teachers as the British showed lack of interest in promoting education. Subjects taught were mother tongue and arts and craft. However, during the Japanese Occupation, subjects taught were only Japanese.
Most coolies are chinese immigrants who were driven by poverty to come to Singapore and work. Coolies mostly do hard labour, such as carrying bricks or sand. They work under the sun for long periods of time and need to be strong.
Rickshaws are hand-drawn taxi-cabs used in colonial Singapore. It was a main transportation mode during Colonial Singapore. Rickshaw pullers are mostly peasants, as it was an easy way to earn money without any skills. However, if they are not fit enough, there is a possibility of injuries, or even death.