Malayan Porcupine - From the Farquhar Collection
Singapore Stamp issued 2002
Here's another intricate sketch of local wildlife that was commissioned by Farquhar during his stay in Singapore and the Malay peninsula during his career as a British commissioner in the early 1800s.
The Malayan Porcupine is still common as it has a wide distribution across South Asia, South East Asia and also into parts of China. This little fellow has a wide diet, as it is an omnivore, eating tubes, roots and leaves, in addition to feasting on dead carcasses and insects.