Play and politics, recollections of Malaya by an old resident

Describes the author's involvement in the politics and social improvements in Singapore and Malaya, his work as Consul for the Netherlands and Sweden, his role as advisor and negotiator to the British, French and Siamese govenments. Also included are some comments and observations of personalities like Sir James Brooke and Sir Henry Keppel. A few light hearted pieces tell about his personal life and experiences, for example, when the first tiger was shot in Singapore in 1843, the antics of his pet monkey, picnics and dinner parties with friends.

 

Title
Play and politics, recollections of Malaya by an old resident
Creator
Read, W. H. M.
Subject
Personalities>>Biographies>>Colonial Administrators
Personalities>>Biographies>>Political leaders
Personalities>>Biographies>>Pioneers
Ethnic Communities
Politics and Government
Geography>>Geographical Areas and Countries>>Malay Archipelago
Malaya--Politics and government
Singapore--Politics and government
Malaya -- History
Singapore -- History
Malaya -- Social conditions
Singapore -- Social conditions
People and communities
Law and government>>Political process>>Leadership
Sports, recreation and travel
History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Malaysia
History>>Asia>>Southeast Asia>>Singapore
Colonial administrators
Politicians
Pioneers
Heritage and Culture
Malay archipelago
Publisher
Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1901
Digital Description
application/pdf, 14931 KB, 194 p.
Table of Contents
Introductory
First steps
Johore
Perak
Pahang
Siam
Cochin China
Sir James Brooke, K.C.B.
Admiral Sir Henry Keppel, G.C.B.
General Sir Geo Legrand Jacob, K.C.S.I., C.B.
Consulate work
The Chinese secret societies
Singapore Waterworks
Sailors' home
Opium clippers
Yachting
Tigers
Olla Podrida : despatch
A practical joker
Joe
Turtle
Captain D
Bong.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2006.

 

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