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Through the Eyes of the King:

Synopsis

This book takes the reader to old Malaya as seen through the eyes of King Chulalongkorn of Siam. The King was probably the most travelled monarch of his time. He went to Java three times, India and Burma once, and Europe twice. In all these journeys, he had to pass through Singapore, and when he went westwards, he had to pass through Penang.

The King travelled to Malaya more than ten times - mainly to Singapore but also to Johor, Penang, Malacca, Taiping and Kulim. The narratives is told through historical photos and notes on the places he visited and pen sketches of the people he met.

Since King Chulalongkorn's travels cover nearly the whole period of his reign, they reflect the different states of his life and reign. We see him first as a young man eager to see the world and preparing himself to rule. Then we see him in middle age, in poor health and taking a respite from the cares of state. Lastly, we see him as a statesman withstanding severe pressures from aggressive British officials.

The context of each journey is disucssed in the light of Siam's relations with Britain and the northern Malay states that were still under Siamese suzerainty. Malaya was both holiday destination and confrontational space.

Book Detail

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9789812307736
179 pages
RM207.00*

*excluding postage charges

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1. Pls SMS 019-2232002 (Type <Through the Eyes of the King>)
2. After confirmation from the administrator, pay the amount to maybank2u.com or Maybank Kawanku to account Faisal bin Mustaffa (MBB 114179439605)


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