From a small settlement located on both sides of the Sarawak River in the southwest of Borneo, Kuching has grown into the capital of Malaysia's largest state, with a number of striking public buildings. In this volume, the author has drawn on colonial and recent writings as well as first-hand experience to paint a picture of the development of the town and the various communities who were so vital in contributing to its distinctive character.
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A Kampong in Borneo
Austerity and Prosperity
A Little Model Metropolis
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ALICE YEN antimony Astana belian boats Borneo Borneo Company Brooke government Brooke's Brunei Brunei Sultanate built capital Carpenter Street Chao Ann Charles Brooke coastal Colour Plate Court House datu datu's dialect groups district European officers garden goldminers Hakka Harriette McDougall Hassim headhunters Henghua Hokkien and Teochew Ibans immigrants Indian Indonesian James Brooke Japanese jungle kilometres Kong Temple Kuching Kuching town Land Dayaks Lidah Tanah Liew Shanbang lived longhouse Main Bazaar Malay datu Malay elite Matang estates Melanau metres Minangkabau Mission House Muslim north bank Old Kuching Ong Ewe Padungan Pangkalan Batu Pengirans Peranakan pirates population prahu Ranee Margaret Rentap Rock Road rubber sago Santubong Santubong Mountain Sarawak Gazette Sarawak Museum Sarawak Rangers Sarawak River Satok Second Rajah settlement shophouses shops Singapore Singapore Free Press Siniawan small number Sungei Gartak Tamil Teochew Third Rajah towkay town's trade Tua Pek Kong Tuan Muda upriver visited Kuching White Rajah wooden