The Eastern seas, or, Voyages and adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34 : comprising a tour of the Island of Java-visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, etc; also an account of the present state of Singapore with observations on the commercial resources of the archipelago

The book is a record of the author's voyages to Java, Sourabaya, Sambas, Sinkawan, Siam, Trengganu, Singapore and other places in Southeast Asia. He describes the countries, their rich natural resources and commerce, the local population, like the Chinese, Malays and Dyaks and their customs, food and culture. There are also comments on the political and social situation, the adminstration of the Dutch and European influence on the local population. The last 3 chapters are on Singapore where the author spent 9 months. He relates the social, economic and religious situation then. Details include decriptions of the various ethnic groups and their enclaves, trade, adminstration and the general prosperity of Singapore.

 

Title
The Eastern seas, or, Voyages and adventures in the Indian Archipelago, in 1832-33-34 : comprising a tour of the Island of Java-visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Siam, etc; also an account of the present state of Singapore with observations on the commercial resources of the archipelago
Creator
Earl, George Windsor, 1813-1865
Subject
Southeast Asia--Description and travel
Singapore--Description and travel
Singapore--History
Voyages and travels
Malay archipelago
Geography and Travels
IndoChina
Places of interest
Customs
Publisher
W.H. Allen, 1837
Digital Description
application/pdf, 30352 KB, 496 p. : ill.
Table of Contents
ch. I. Voyage from Western Australia to Java-Batavia
ch. II. Sourabaya
ch. III. Tour of Java
ch. IV. Voyage from Java to Singapore
ch. V. Voyage to Siam-Bankok
ch. VI. Voyage down the east coast of the Malay peninsula-Tringanu
ch. VII. Voyage to Borneo
ch. VIII. Borneo-Dutch Colonies-Recent Discoveries-The Aborigines
ch. IX. Visit to the gold mines, and to the capital of the Chinese colony
ch. X. Sketch of the present state of Borneo, and recent discoveries in the interior
ch. XI. Singapore
ch. XII. Singapore
ch. XIII. Singapore
Appendix.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005

 

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