The dataset includes graphic files of the hand motions for ten regularly used terms in Malaysian sign language (ISL), including 'water', 'fever', 'hear', 'eat', 'drink', 'wrong', 'I', 'silent', 'sleep', and 'time'. The collection only contains static hand motions that represent words. By requesting the subjects to sit and demonstrate the hand gestures, the photographs in this dataset were gathered. The photographs were taken using a web camera with a resolution of 2.1 mega pixels. Five people, including two men and three women, all between the ages of 21 and 22, contributed to do the sign language.