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Imperial Belvederes: The Hill Stations of Malaya - Robert Aiken
Imperial Belvederes: The Hill Stations of Malaya - Robert Aiken
$49.00
Manufacturer Number: ML68
Stock Status: In Stock
Imperial Belvederes:... The Hill Stations of Malaya... --... S. Robert Aiken... The Dutch apparently originally came up with the idea of trying to create homes away from home for expatriate colonials unable to cope with the 'unbearable' heat and various tropical maladies associated with the tropics. This fascinating book looks at...

Imperial Belvederes:

The Hill Stations of Malaya

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 S. Robert Aiken

The Dutch apparently originally came up with the idea of trying to create homes away from home for expatriate colonials unable to cope with the 'unbearable' heat and various tropical maladies associated with the tropics. This fascinating book looks at how the British set up such isolating enclaves in the Malaya of their time. It is interesting to note that Penang Hill's use as a hill station predated even the more well known hill stations of India. 84 pages. The contents include the following chapters :

  • 1 - Hill Station,
  • 2 - Penang Hill,
  • 3 - Interlude: The British in the Malay States,
  • 4 - The Mainland Belvederes,
  • 5 - Bungalows and Gardens and
  • 6 - Social Life and Leisure.
  • There is also a bibiliography, index and several black and white and colour plates.

Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

Oxford University Press,Kuala Lumpur, 1994. First edition

Condition: Near Fine. Hardback.