Ship towards left with black and white topsides appears to be called City __ _____, which may be City of __ or City to __. From Gran's journal: Watched Malay, Chinese Indian dock laborers loading rubber. 250 lb bales on truck one man bounces a bale off and two others try to make it go of itself
Ellerman ship ? ....... I'd go for the 'City of Wellington'. I note that the picture was taken 1963, that year I was sailing on 'City of Glasgow' which with the 'City of Eastbourne' and 'City of Wellington' were regulars on UK/Continent - Far East , definitely not the first two.
My first ship in 65 was City of Ripon [ Paddy Horan Old Man and the Mate was Henderson ]. She was on the Far East run with four sisters / Newcastle / Colombo / Wellington and Winnipeg. One of my last was the Winnipeg [ as Delhi ] after she came back from Ben Line.