Henry Hsu organized local coolies to help carry the supplies.
It is called " basket sugar," and meets with a brisk sale, at remunerative prices, among the Chinese coolies; and as the sugar as soon as cooled is packed ready for market, without losing any weight by draining, this branch of sugar-making is a most lucrative one whereever there is sufficient local demand.
The work is done by Chinese coolies under European - chiefly Dutch - supervision.
On the scaffold were approximately 20 Chinese coolies who were painting the side of the ship.
Some were occupied by POWs and others by Burmese coolies.