This unique volume offers readers a rare glimpse into the changing landscapes, townscapes, and lifestyles of Malay, from the 19th century right up to 1963 when it formally became known as Malaysia.
Divided into sections according to the region they represent - the Federated Malay States of Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Negri Sembilan; the Unfederated Malay States, Johore, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis; and the Straits Settlements, Penang and Malacca - these stunning reproductions offer a vivid pictorial history of Malaya.
Also included in this volume is a detailed map of 19th century Malaya, a catalogue section with detailed postcard information, and a number of reproductions of extremely rare and collectable postcards.
About the Author
Cheah Jin Seng is an avid philatelist and deltiologist. He is the current Director of the Singapore Philatelic Museum, and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London.