BMA world tour : Alternative itinerary. Part 5.
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This amateur film, which has been edited semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to orientate the viewer, consists of footage shot on the BMA's World Tour. This reel has mostly unique material and begins with views of Singapore harbour. A traffic policeman is seen in operation - the traffic is very light. A garden party is given by the Singaporean branch of the BMA; it's clearly a mixed gathering of Europeans, Asians and Eurasians. There is a snake charmer. Next, onto Kuala Lumpur to visit a leper colony, the tin mines and to see rubber tapping. There is extraordinary footage of a man's heart beating in his open chest cavity. Dr Watson Smith stands by a rubber tree. There are brief exterior shots of the Selangor Club, the BMA headquarters. The next stop is Penang before the homeward journey via S.S. Rajputana to London. At the dockside, boats are loaded. Arriving at Colombo, the group is welcomed by the Ceylon branch of the BMA. Then onwards to Bombay - another sequence of a snake charmer. Venom is extracted (duplicate material). There is a reception by the Bombay branch of the BMA together with mute footage of the meeting.