A one-off magazine edition in conjunction with NST’s 170th year. Opening article on Landmarks Of Malaysia and the early days of cinema.
This book identifies and analyses major residential architecture trends in Singapore from 1945 to 2000. Includes literature on the history of Singapore houses, 180 illustrations, plans and sections.
Penang: Past and Present 1789-1963- City Council of George Town. It demonstrates stories, histories, and formation of Penang from the period of time. It is a historical account that explains the important events that ever happened in the state.
Includes notes from Ms. K. Yamaguchi, Dr. Arturo and Dr. Zainah Ibrahim. The book explores the history of leprosy in Malaysia, research on leprosy and developments in health care for lepers.
It’s literally 37 pages short.
How To Date Buildings- Jennifer Harvey. This publication contains extracts from the Selangor Secretariat Files, Annual Reports of the FMS and Selangor, Minutes of the Sanitary Board Meetings, newspaper articles and is supplemented by old maps and photographs. The period covered is 1896-1940 when the majority of these historic buildings were constructed.
The Malayan Story- Philip N. Nazareth. Enjoyable and educational book that displays texts and drawings made to tell the history of Malaya, from prehistoric times to Malaya after World War II.
Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Volume II) showcases projects which received awards between 2005 and 2006. The book contains 64 well-documented case studies, over 120 technical drawings and 400 photographs.
Wayside Trees of Malaya- E. J. H. Corner. A two volume book of 800 pages filled with 236 black & white plates. Originally published in 1940, this book contains technical botanical information & species description.
Fifty Years of Railways in Malaya 1885-1935. This book explores the history and background of the railways system and origin in Malaysia, focusing on the significant importance of the railway system back in the old days.
Building a Malay House: Phillip Gibbs. The author introduces the reader to the construction of the house; describes how the house is erected, materials used; and illustrates how the Malay house is a highly ordered process of building, conceived within a complex framework of geomancy and ritual, and a cultural artifact in its own right.
A Journal in the Federal Capital- George L. Peet. The journal demonstrates the author’s personal experience of Kuala Lumpur back in the 1930s. The author brought to this task a keen power of observation, a freshness of approach and a curiosity that only a newcomer from a foreign land could possess.
Chinese Architecture in the Straits Settlements and Western Malaya: Temples, Kongsis, and Houses by David G. Kohl. Intended for the curious traveler, the fledgling Asia-phile and the serious student of architecture and anthropology, this book explores four major cultural influences that have played upon each other in the slow formation of traditional Chinese architecture practiced in Malaysia before 1930
Chronicles the illustrious icon of St. Michael’s Institution Ipoh- the Michaelian Military Band