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Blood Brothers - Sabah and Australia 1942-1945

.The story of these courageous and resilient people, which has been virtually ignored for well over sixty years, has now been documented for the first time in great details. Blood Brothers not only traces the story of Sabah from humble beginnings in 1872 to a thriving outpost of  the British Empire by 1941; it also follows in the footsteps of ordinary Sabahans who, far from remaining passive in the face of superior enemy forces, performed extraordinary acts of courage to assist the war effort, especially Australian prisoners of war

Blood Brothers is not only a moving and absorbing tale, it is a wonderful tribute to those who demonstrated courage of the highest and rarest order, inspired not by the prospect of victory, but by the reality of defeat and oppression.

Smaller Moths of South East Asia; A Field Guide to the

BK175 This is the first general work devoted to the Microlepidoptera, one of the biologically richest areas on earth. More than 6500 Microlepidoptera species are known, twice the number known from western Europe.

Used as an identification manual, this book should enable the readers to identify a small moth from South east Asia to family, often to genus, and to species perhaps better than 20% of the time. Introductory sections define the Microlepidoptera and deal with structure, biology and methods for collection and study. ……….

The Headhunters of Borneo

In 1879, Carl Bock was commissioned by his Excellency VanLansberge, the Governor-General of the Netherlands East Indies to travel through and report on the interior of South-East Borneo. in 1881, he published his somewhat sensational account of  his observations on the route from Tangaroeng to Bandjermasin, a distance of over 700 miles.

The headhunters of Borneo is the English translation of his account and captures the spirit of one man who dared to explore the recesses of the mysterious island of Borneo. It includes descriptions of cannibalism among the Dayaks as well as his prolonged efforts to locate a tribe of men with tails, of whom he had heard.

Plants and Flowers of Malaysia

This is a lavishly illustrated handbook which captures some of the wonderful, weird, beautiful, rare and common plants that are part of Malaysia’s natural heritage. The book features 170 native and naturalized Malaysian plant species, including a parade of carnivorous pitcher plants – the world’s most successful vegetable trappers of insects and extraordinary ant plants, the fantastic, giant flowered, parasitic Rafflesia, little known mountain rhododendrons and beautiful orchids.

Tropical Plants Asia – a field guide to

This field guide is organized according to the features of a plant you actually see, it is an indispensable companion book which will lead you to recognize some 300 species of trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers commonly found in Tropical Asia.

  • More than 300 color photographs.
  • Each plant description includes the species’ scientific name, common vernacular names, and a brief write up listing key facts and details.
  • Vernacular names are keyed to six languages
  • An appendix of scientific names lists pertinent botanical information such as habitat, geographical range and leaf and flower characteristics
  • Glossary of botanical terms.

Footprints in the paddy fields

Footprints in the paddy fields is both a family portrait and a childhood memoir, set against the vanished would of bamboo huts on spindly timber stilts, a world where one’s prized possessions were makeshift farm tools and a buffalo or two, and where the dead were placed in stone burial jars. those were the days when removing human heads was a form of sport, and the only mode of transport was a pair of good legs.

It is written to preserve some of the old Dusun beliefs and customs, this engaging memoir is a delightful reminiscence of what it was like to a child growing up in the 1960s when Sabah wa still known as British North Borneo.

Wild Borneo

Wild Borneo is a beautifully photographed and eloquently written celebration of the island’s gorgeous scenery, vast wealth of plant and animal life and fascination local peoples.

Japanese Immigrants and Investments in North Borneo

This book highlights an unknown aspect of Japanese immigrants and investments in Sabah (then North Borneo) during the pre-war period. Although Sabahans know of the existence of the Japanese presence on the east coast, the details remain virtually unknown., her the author  presents previously unpublished historical facts on the Japanese immigrants and investments. The focus is on the migration policy of the Japanese government and the “South Seas fever” after World War I. The Japanese government encouraged migration to reduce the labour force in the saturated domestic labour market. However, with the restrictive measures taken by various recipient countries of Japanese immigrants, North Borneo became one of only two feasible destinations in the late 1930s. The author also describes episodes in neighbouring Sarawak and the Philippines to enable the readers to visualize the Japanese government’s change in migration policy………….

Borneo Rainforest CD

These recordings were made in an area of primary rainforest in Sabah Borneo. The sequence of sound represents the distillation of many hours of listening. The composition starts the day before the dawn and ends with nightfall, it has most of the birds’ calling such as bushy crested Hornbills, Asian fairy bluebird, great Argus, animals calling like female Orang Utan, Read Leaf Monkey Muntjac Deer and more…..

Islands & Beaches Map of Malaysia

This map is suitable for the tourists, divers and islands lovers, it covers most of the islands in Malaysia.