Malay Waters

The Story of Little Ships Coasting Out of Singapore and Penang in Peace and War

Author: Henry Major Tomlinson

Publisher: London [1950]


Category: Coastwise shipping

Page: 199

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Out in the Midday Sun

The British in Malaya 1880-1960

Author: Margaret Shennan

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9814625329

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 7818

The story of British Malaya and Singapore, from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denouement of independence, is a momentous episode in Britain’s colonial past. Through memoirs, letters and interviews, Margaret Shennan chronicles its halcyon years, the two World Wars, economic depression and diaspora, revealing the attitudes of the diverse quixotic characters of this now quite vanished world. The British came as fortune-seekers to exploit Asian trade shipped through Penang and Singapore. They found a mature Asian culture in a land of palm-fringed shores and primeval jungle. Like modern Romans, they built townships, defences, communications and hill stations, they spurred a rivalry between the fledgling commercial centres of Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, and they superimposed their law and established an idiosyncratic political system. They also developed the tin and rubber of the Malay States, encouraging Chinese and Indian immigrants by their open-door policy. The outcome was a vibrant multi-racial society – the most cosmopolitan in the East.

From World City to the World in One City

Liverpool Through Malay Lives

Author: Tim Bunnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118827732

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2985

From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool


Author: John R. Stilgoe

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922218

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

View: 6072

The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he listened with his father as the kitchen radio announced that the liner Lakonia had caught fire and sunk in the Atlantic. It was Christmas 1963, and airline travel and Cold War paranoia had made the images of an ocean liner’s distress—the air force dropping supplies in the dark, a freighter collecting survivors from lifeboats—seem like echoes of a bygone era. But Stilgoe, already a passionate reader and an aficionado of small-boat navigation, began to delve into accounts of other disasters at sea. What he found was a trunkful of hair-raising stories—of shipwreck, salvation, seamanship brilliant and inept, noble sacrifice, insanity, cannibalism, courage and cravenness, even scandal. In nonfiction accounts and in the works of Conrad, Melville, and Tomlinson, fear and survival animate and degrade human nature, in the microcosm of an open boat as in society at large. How lifeboats are made, rigged, and captained, Stilgoe discovered, and how accounts of their use or misuse are put down, says much about the culture and circumstances from which they are launched. In the hands of a skillful historian such as Stilgoe, the lifeboat becomes a symbol of human optimism, of engineering ingenuity, of bureaucratic regulation, of fear and frailty. Woven through Lifeboat are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O’Brian, Crabwalk by Günter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as The Perfect Storm and In the Heart of the Sea. But Stilgoe, whose other works have plumbed suburban culture, locomotives, and the shore, is ultimately after bigger fish. Through the humble, much-ignored lifeboat, its design and navigation and the stories of its ultimate purpose, he has found a peculiar lens on roughly the past two centuries of human history, particularly the war-tossed, technology-driven history of man and the sea.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368013147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7227

Want to know how to use inter dimensional scissors? Or what to bring to a centaur's party? Find out in this jam-packed guide featuring Star, Marco and the people, monsters and worlds they encounter on their adventures. This guide features hilarious information and full-color images. Not to mention Princess Pony Head's tips for getting smoky eyes when you're behind bars.

The War in Malaya

Author: Lieut.-Gen. Arthur Ernest Percival

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787205991

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8421

Arthur Ernest Percival, the General commanding in Malaya at the time of the catastophic events of 1941 and 1942, gives his authoritative account of the campaign. “THE fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 was a great shock both to Britain and to her Allies. The shock was all the greater because the public generally had been led to believe that Singapore was impregnable. Accusations against our leaders, both military and civil, were made in our own country and abroad, and there were wild stories about the conduct of our fighting men and of the civil population. Many of the statements made and many of the opinions expressed were based on false or incomplete information. Some of them were founded on inadequate knowledge of Malayan conditions or of the factors which influenced decisions. Others were “last survivor” stories. I have hitherto made no effort to refute these accusations or to deny these stories. Some of my friends have wondered why. I felt that it would be better to concentrate on producing the true story and that it is due to all those who fought in Malaya and Borneo, and to the non-combatants who played their part and suffered equally with the fighting men, that I should record the knowledge which I alone possess. So that is why I have written this book. “It would have been easy for me, in the charged atmosphere which still surrounds the fall of Singapore, to have written a sensational story. It would have been equally easy to have written an apologia. I have tried to avoid both these pitfalls...I have tried, therefore, in this book to give, as concisely as I can, a picture of those events as they are known to me and to explain why certain decisions were taken and the factors which influenced them. I have assumed that the great majority of my readers have little or no knowledge of the Far East, so I have tried to introduce them to the conditions which prevailed there at the time of which I write. I hope I have not been unsuccessful.”—Foreword

The new volumes of the EncyclpÆedia britannica

constituting, in combination with the existing volumes of the ninth edition, the tenth edition of that work, and also supplying a new, distinctive, and independent library of reference dealing with recent events and developments ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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The New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Constituting in Combination with the Existing Volumes of the Ninth Edition, the Tenth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Recent Events and Developments

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica ...

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Maritime Terrorism

Risk and Liability

Author: Michael D. Greenberg,Peter Chalk,Henry H. Willis

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833040308

Category: Political Science

Page: 167

View: 4174

Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the U.S. civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates the prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.

The Wind is Rising

Author: Henry Major Tomlinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 269

View: 2193

War diary, August 1939 to August 1941.

Monsoon Islam

Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast

Author: Sebastian R. Prange

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108342698

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6231

Between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, a distinct form of Islamic thought and practice developed among Muslim trading communities of the Indian Ocean. Sebastian R. Prange argues that this 'Monsoon Islam' was shaped by merchants not sultans, forged by commercial imperatives rather than in battle, and defined by the reality of Muslims living within non-Muslim societies. Focusing on India's Malabar Coast, the much-fabled 'land of pepper', Prange provides a case study of how Monsoon Islam developed in response to concrete economic, socio-religious, and political challenges. Because communities of Muslim merchants across the Indian Ocean were part of shared commercial, scholarly, and political networks, developments on the Malabar Coast illustrate a broader, trans-oceanic history of the evolution of Islam across monsoon Asia. This history is told through four spaces that are examined in their physical manifestations as well as symbolic meanings: the Port, the Mosque, the Palace, and the Sea.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

Author: Nicholas Tarling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663717

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 6887

Volume 2, part 1 of this four-volume set charts the establishment of the colonial régimes during the period c. 1800 to 1930.

The Straits of Malacca

Knowledge and Diversity

Author: Solvay Gerke,Hans-Dieter Evers,Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825813833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 5450

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Technology, Adaptation, and Exports

How Some Developing Countries Got it Right

Author: Vandana Chandra

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821365088

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 8833

The literature on technological change and growth has mainly used econometric models to establish that factors such as the degree of openness, skills, research and development expenditures, number of patents etc. are critical determinants of innovation and its effect on growth. However, this approach fails to explain the role of institutions and policies that created the environment for innovation. Using 10 case studies from developing countries, this book examines how governments fostered technological adaptation through public-private partnerships to develop world-class exporters in high-growth, non-traditional industries.

The History of Singapore

Author: Jean Abshire

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031337743X

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 5646

This book overviews Singapore's fascinating history from the precolonial era to the present, examining this wealthy island nation from economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives. • Documents the contributions of nearly two dozen pivotal figures that helped shape Singapore through brief biographical sketches of each individual • Provides a chronology of major events and developments in Singapore's history • Contains maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia • Includes a bibliographic essay that suggests further reading on topics ranging from military history, World War II, an ethnic neighborhood study, and regional context • An index assists readers in quickly referencing key persons, locations, events, and concepts

The Bugis

Author: Christian Pelras

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631172314

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 1531

The Bugis, who number about three million, live for the most part in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi: they are among the most fascinating peoples of maritime Southeast Asia, and the least known. Their image in legend and modern fiction is of bold navigators, fierce pirates and cruel slave traders, but most are in fact farmers, planters and fishermen. Although they are an Islamic people, they maintain such pre-Islamic relics as transvestite pagan priests and shamans. Their colorful nobility claims descent from the ancient gods, yet owes its power to social consensus. This book is the first to describe the history of the Bugis. It ranges from their origins 40,000 years ago to the present and provides a complete picture of contemporary Bugis society. It is based on the author's extensive field research over the last 30 years, on oral tradition, written epics and chronicles, on travellers' tales from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and on the latest research by Western and Asian scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, linguistics and anthropology. The author reveals the brilliance of Bugis civilization in all its exotic and extraordinary manifestations, and its survival through Dutch colonization, Japanese invasion and the incursions of modernity. This is a work of outstanding scholarship, interest and originality.