In the tropical jungles of Malaya, which are the most part unexplored, a big hunt is on...
ML 2 men going into jungle.
MS People looking at "foot-print".
MCU - Ditto -.
MCU Girl looking at "foot-print".
MLS People going towards another "foot-print".
MS - Ditto -.
CU "foot-print" being measured.
CU Tape showing 34 ins.
MLS People talking.
MS People listening.
MCU Man talking to people.
CU Signboard prohibiting people to go beyond that point.
MLS Police guarding the jungle road.
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Background: In the tropical jungles of Malaya, which are the most part unexplored, a big hunt is on... for the Giant Man so often mentioned in popular Malay tales. Recent reports spoke of a mud-begrimed giant emerging from a sewer, and shambling off into the jungle.
Barely fifty miles from Johore Bahru, a town at the southern tip of Malaya near Singapore, the hunt is gaining momentum. Only a few days ago, a Malay discovered what the people and the game wardens of Johore consider to be the footprints of a giant.
The footprints, now protected from rain and from the public, measure nearly 34 inches in length, and show the contours of giant feet and toes.
The Himalayas have the obominable snowman, and Canada its Sasquotch giants, but in Malaya for the past three decades there have been stories, every few years, of someone seeing hairy giants roaming the jungles.
Not only the people of Malaya, but even its anthropologists have taken this latest report seriously, and efforts are to be made to catch the giant. The area is at present cordoned off, and guarded by the police.