Boats, Boatbuilding and Fishing in Malaysia
New. Historically Malay life has been focussed on the sea so it is very fitting that HS Barlow has produced a 411 page survey of Malaysia's boating and fishing activities culled from past issues of the Journals of the Straits, Malay and Malaysian branches of the Royal Asiatic Society. The contents demonstrate that this work is a must for anyone with an interest in this aspect of Malaysia's history.
Articles reprinted include -
Abbot, W.L. (1907) Bark Canoes among the Jakuns and Dyaks;
Dalton, H. Goring (1926) Some Malay Boats and Their Uses;
Gibson-Hill, C.A. (1941 - 1954) A Note ontrhe Christmas Island Canoe (Kolek), Cargo Boats of the East Coast of Malaya, The Indonesian Trading Boats reaching Singapore, The Fishing Boats Operated from Singapore Island, A Note on the Small Boats of the Rhio and Lingga Archipelago, Tongkang and Lighter Matters, Further Notes on the Old Boat Found at Pontian in Southern Pahang, The Orang Laut of Singapore River and the Sampan Panjang, A Possible Origin of the Jong Stories, The Origin of the Trengganu Perahu Pinas, The Boats of Local Origin Employed in the Malayan Fishing Industry;
Ishak bin Ahmad (1941) Malay Fushermen's Supersitions;
Gopinath, K. (1950) The Malayan Purse Seine (Pukat Jerut) Fishery;
Fitch, F.H. (1953) Dusun boats an the Segana Riverm North Borneo;
Burdon, T.W. (1954) The Fishing Methods of Singapore;
Parry, M.L. (1954) The Fishing Methods of Trengganu and Kelantan;
Alfred, E.R. (1986 & 1987) The Pulau Brani Jong & Boats of Singapore and Longuet, Rohani Update on Boats and Boat Building in Estuary of the Trengganu River.
The book also contains extensive black and white plates, line drawing and tables
Weight 1 Kg. . Postage within Malaysia is free
Condition: New. Hardback. First edition.