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Stock# 101550

Rare second edition of this rare illustrated guide designed for foreign tourists and business visitors to British Malaya.

Initially released in 1914, this comprehensive manual offers detailed maps of key locations such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and features an engaging map of the railway network across the peninsula, inclusive of a distance chart. It encompasses essential information on notable sites, period advertisements, recommended tourist routes, economic and demographic statistics, and a list of resources for extended exploration.

First issued in 1914 (with a third edition in 1928) in an edition of 68 pages, the work includes information in the work includes a folding map of all of the Malay Peninsula north to the Bangkok area, a world map and a number of fine city plans, including:

  • George Town (Penang)
  • Taiping
  • Ipoh Town
  • Kuala Lampur Town
  • Seremban Town
  • Malacca Town
  • Singapore Town


The work is scarce on the market.  

We were unable to locate any auction records in RBH for any of the 3 editions.

Condition Description
124 pages, 15 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations (some color), folding maps and plan.