Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960

Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960[Read] ➪ Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960 Author Margaret Shennan – Bluevapours.co.uk The story of British Malaya from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denouement of independence is a momentous episode in Britain's colonial past The British came as fortune seekers to exploit Asian The story of British Malaya from the the Midday eBook ✓ days of Victorian pioneers to the denouement of independence is a momentous episode in Britain's colonial past The British came as fortune seekers to exploit Asian trade shipped through Penang and Singapore They found a mature Asian culture in a land of palm fringed shores and primeval jungle Like modern Romans they built townships defences communications and hill stations superimposed their law and established an idiosyncratic political system They also developed the tin and Out in MOBI :✓ rubber of the Malay States encouraging Chinese and Indian immigrants by their open door policy The outcome was a vibrant multi racial society the most cosmopolitan in the East.

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Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960
  • Hardcover
  • 441 pages
  • Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960
  • Margaret Shennan
  • English
  • 15 May 2014
  • 9780719557163

10 thoughts on “Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960

  1. Stephane Chui says:

    It's impressive how detailed this book is about the lives of the British in Malaya However this detail oriented approach takes too much joy out of reading the history as it interrupts the flow The book is too dense with names for example This results in disengaging the reader in what could be an interesting scenario like the Japanese attacks I was expecting a little bit of a macro overview not a microscopic one where some facts just don't give life to the book

  2. Zaid Rashid says:

    Koleksi cerita cerita orang putih yang datang dan bekerja di tanah Melayu sejak 1880 sehingga selepas merdeka Kalau kita baca buku sejarah di sekolah kita tahu mereka menjajah kita kerana kekayaan hasil bumi dan sebab sebab lain tapi jarang sekali diceritakan bagaimana kehidupan mereka seharian di Tanah Melayu Ada yang beranggapan seperti diajar di sekolah bahawa mereka ini menindas kebanyakkan kaum di Tanah Melayu tetapi tidak kurang juga mereka yang sayangkan Tanah Melayu dari segala aspek seperti adat budaya iklim dsb sehinggakan enggan untuk pulang selepas era kemerdekaan Kebanyakkan mereka adalah dari golongan pertengahan di British yang berhijrah ke sini untuk mencari peluang yang lebih baik Mereka bekerja di ladang ladang estet lombong pelabuhan sehingga bekerja di bahagian awam seperti doktor cikgu polis Dekat Selama Perak pun ada orang putih sampai dia isytihar sebagai 'Rajah Selama' lawak tapi benar Cuma agak terkilan bila mereka melaporkan tentang bangsa kita sendiri sebagai pemalu dan sopan tetapi susah dipercayai dan pemalas

  3. Thavakumar Kandiahpillai says:

    When I bought this book I was expecting a light nostalgic read about a bygone age It turned out to be much much Indeed it is through the eyes of a British expatriate but it has to be This is a masterful well researched romp through the British era in Malaya There is an amazing amount of detail and the minutiae of names and places are uite astounding This book exceeded my expectations in every way

  4. ErnstG says:

    Interesting mixture of history and social history well researched and well told I would think those 2 would be the main motive for future readers For me it was also a trip down memory lane I spent some time in MalaysiaThe book starts with an apposite uote from the always incisive Ogden Nash Englishmen are distinguished by their affection for their colonies and their contempt for their colonials

  5. Bertrand says:

    Well researched the vignettes through primary sources are lovely But there’s no writing here Almost as if the author is reluctant to add her own voice in Was uite a plod

  6. Sean Smith says:

    Check out Mose Conway's World of Books for a review

  7. Khairul Hezry says:

    If you are at all curious at how the 'orang putih' coped with life in Malaya during the Colonial era this is a very good book to read Overall an honest treatise but I felt it was somewhat written with rose tinted glasses securely fastened though

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