Much of childrens play is imitation of the serious activities of adults. Children of both sexes learn how to dig tubers by accompanying their mothers on tuber-digging expeditions. Here a little boy (left) digs with a full-sized digging stick, while a girl (right) scoops pretend tubers out of a hole. A rattan basket used to leach gadong slices lies behind them.
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Tuber crops -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- childhood and youth., Lebir River (Malay)