Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, Malcolm Wade and Khoo Salma Nasution (2010)
Perak Postcards 1890s–1940s, Penang: Areca Books.
Once the premier state of the Federated Malay States, Perak pioneered tin mining, rubber, roads
and railways in Malaya. In the early twentieth century, Europeans and Asians venturing into this frontier
country bought picture postcards to send home to family, friends and pen pals all over the world. Perak
Postcards 1890s–1940s represents the largest such collection ever assembled into one volume, with more
than 500 picture postcards contributed by several collectors. Practically all the major Perak districts and
towns are featured – Ipoh, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Telok Anson and the mining towns of
Malcolm Wade, a stalwart of the Malaya Study Group, has written an authoritative postal history of Perak.
Abdur-Razzaq Lubis and Khoo Salma Nasution, authors of the critically acclaimed Kinta
Valley, Pioneering Malaysia’s Modern Development (2005) have extensively captioned the images –
using contemporary sources, travelogues and memoirs to illustrate these vivid windows to the past.
Editorial Input by Impress
Editorial consultation |
Editing | Proofreading | Indexing | Publisher's
>> Back to Writing and Editorial