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The War

Explores aspects of  the World War II experience of Sabah (then British North Borneo), from the eve of the Japanese invasion to the arrival of Allied forces. These 5 years were a watershed for the people of Sabah who, after progressing steadily towards modernity for 60 years, suffered one of the greatest calamities one can [...]

Malesian Orchid Journal – Vol 5 (2010)

This 5th Volume has 9 papers, including description of a new species of Dendrobium from Kalimantan Barat, different varietal forms of  Arundina graminifolia and notes on Malesian Cleisostoma. A full listing can be provided on demand. There is a thought provoking editorial by Chief Editor Jeffrey Wood, and a full page obituary of Andrew Bacon, [...]

Governors of British North Borneo and Heads of State of Sabah

“History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time, it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity”, this famous quote of Marcus Cicero was so aptly put history into perspective.

This  is a very important reference book to researchers, historians, students, libraries and it is a [...]

Sports and Recreation – Vol.15

It has an in depth exploration of the multitude of competitive sport and modern recreational activities in the country. The history of each sport and activity is chronicled, focusing on its introduction to Malaysia and the key individuals and events that have shaped its evolution. over 70 different topics – comprising team sports, racquet sports, [...]

Indonesian Heritage – Vol 8 – Performing Arts

Indonesia’s vast cultural diversity is exemplified in the endless variety of its performing arts, from entertaining processions and village mask dances to the wayang shadow puppet theatre of Java with stories taken from the Indian epics and the local Panji cycle, from traditional musical accompaniments by the full slendro and pelogtuned gamelan and smaller local [...]

Indonesian Heritage – Vol 9 – Religion and Ritual

The early Austronesian inhabitants of Indonesia developed various religious beliefs that were represented in a wide range of ritual practices. These rituals expressed human concerns about crucial life issues: the agriculture cycle, birth, marriage and death. They were also concerned with understanding the place of man in the cosmos and making sense of his relationship [...]

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 1 (2008)

This is the first issue of the Malesian Orchid Journal. Scientific and semi popular articles on the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of the native orchids of the Malesian region will be the staple fare of the term Malesia.

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 2 (2008)

In this, the second issue of Malesian Orchid Journal, we include an article on Sarcanthopsis hansemannii from New Guinea. The island of New Guinea, situated in the eastern part of Malesia, has one of the richest orchid floras on Earth, with some 2500 or more species in about 130 genera. The first comprehensive overview [...]

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 3 (2009)

As we enter 2009, three important anniversaries will be celebrated. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew celebrates its 250th anniversary and 12 February will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose studies on orchids are world famous. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the publication on 24 November 1859 [...]

Butterflies of Malaysian Borneo – a pocket guide

This booklet serves as a very basic guide to assist butterfly enthusiasts in the identification of some of the butterflies found in Malaysia. Most of these are commonly encountered species throughout Malaysian Borneo. Some endemic montane species are also included. Illustrations include specimen photographs as well as photographs of live butterflies where available.