Camping and tramping in Malaya : fifteen years' pioneering in the native states of the Malay Peninsula
- Rathborne, Ambrose Beatty
- Print Source:
- London: S. Sonnenschein, 1898
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. : The Malay Peninsula-Arrival at Singapore-General Description-Chinese Population-Suburban Residences of Merchants-Straits of Johore-Spirit and Opium farmers-Chandu Farm-Sailing and Rowing in Malay boat-Helmsman with an evil repute-Pepper Garden-Gambler Plantation-Coolies' house and Opium smoker-Return to Singapore-The late Sultan of Johore."Chapter II. : The late Sire Frederick Weld, G.C.M.G.-Departure from Singapore-Dquall at sea-Arrival at Malacca-Malacca and its Malays-The Malacca Baba-Interior of Malacca-Paddy fields, houses, and inhabitants-Villages, trades, marriages, and divorces-Tapioca planting-Tenure of Agricultureal Lands.""Chapter III. : Departure for Sungie Ujong-Striking upon sunken rocks-Journey up river-Crocodiles-Capital Murray, R.N., Her Majesty's Resident-Honourable Martiun Lister-Black panthers-Rantau-Seremban-Gunong Brembong-Coffee planting-Tenure of Agricultural Lands."Chapter IV. : Monkeys-Flying squirrels and lizards-Wild dogs-Jakuns-Benighted-The jungle-Birds-Wild beast-Leeches-Ticks-Snakes-Fish-Scenery-Coffee planting-Cholera-Fall over rocks-Waris families-The Chief of Sungie Ujong-Sword dance-Berok monkey-Malay attacked by tigress-Death of tigress and cub-Growth of coffee-Difficulties of labour-Government dilatory-Abandonment of estates.Chapter V. : Exploring and Surveying-Rassa-Events which caused British Intervention-Man-eating tiger-Camping in the jungle-Sleeping man seized and carried off by tiger-Placing spring guns-Alone with a tiger-A shot at a tiger-Village of Lukut-Port Dickson-Cape Ricardo."Chapter VI. : S'tul-Brennang-Samunieh-Pudu-Kwala Lumpor-Frequent fires-The Captin China-Secret Societies-Events which caused British Intervention-Kwala Selangor-Lombong tin mining-Winning, sluicing, and smelting of tin ore-Division of profits-Miners' houses-Sheds for dying coolies.""Chapter VII. : Gambling houses-Hua Hoey lotteries-Lampan working-Superstitions regarding tin ore-Malay Pawang-Dwellers around mines-Malay wood cutters, feeling, sawing, and squaring of timber-Buffaloes at work-Charcoal burners-Buffalo carts-Reverberatory furnaces-Alluvial deposits, and the lode formation of time and gold.""Chapter VIII. : Communications in Selangor-Forest-Rattan-Journey to Klang-Timber-Night in the jungle-Wood cutters-Kwala Lumpor, its central position-Resident General-leaving Kwala Lumpor-Travelling northward-Limestone hill and caves-Soil-Wild animals-Rogue elephant-Former denizens of the jungle-Camp-Insects-Scorpions-Horse leeches-Crossing Pass-Ulu Yam-Benighted on horseback-Bathing-Sunset-Remains of Siamese tin workings."Chapter IX. : Ulu Selangor-Destoryed by dam bursting-Trade-Kalompong- Ulu Bernam-River-Mountains-Herd of elephants-Kwala Slim-Crossing Swamps-Kwala Galeting-Death of the only Europeans in this district-Fish hook ants-Trollah-Crute-Small pox- Sungkai River- Kwala Lepis-Ctaching wild elephants- Jungkau-Tapah and country round-Hanging over precipice-Sakais."Chapter X. : Chanderiang-Night at Malay miners' camp- A Sikh policeman and his prisoner-Kwala Dipang-Sungie Rya- Ipoh-Gunong Meerur-The Sensitive Plant-Coolies' loads-Kwala Kangsar-The Regent- Sir Hugh Low, G.C.M.G-The Perak War-A journey down-Birds-Fish-The Sultan Road to Thaiping-Charged by a rhinoceros-Seladang-Herd of wild pig-Pass in the hills-Bukit Gantong-Events which caused British intervention and the Perak War-Slavery.""Chapter XI. : Thaiping- Introduction of Pumping Machinery-Orderly behaviour of Chinese miners-Outbreak of Secret Societies, punishment and stampede-Hospitals-Rhinoceros visiting a ward- Sanatorium-View from hills above Thaiping-Return to Thaiping-Tamil Festival-Churches-Town Life- Government Offices-Theatres and plays-Storms and lightning-Malay running amuck.""Chapter XII. : Leaving Thaiping- Journey on elephants, their obedience and sagacity-The Kurow River- Nearly drowned-Ijuk-Wild elephnats-Salamah- Attacked by wasps-Red ants- Elephants wander, and start delayed-Ascent of Gunong Inas- A disagreeable night-Descent-Janing-Shooting Rapids on the Perak River-Bruar-Kwala Plus-A thunderstorm-Ipoh- A Coffee Plantation, death of manager, typical of many others-British sense of duty.""Chapter XIII. : Pigeon shooting-Krian-Snipe shooting-A Tamil ruse-Buffaloes-Nipa palms, and making attaps-Province Wellesley sugar planting, and Indian immigrants-Penang-Its Botanical Gardens and hills-The dwellers in the Island on the Esplanade-Drying and salting fish-Fishing stakes.""Chapter XIV. : Island of Pangkor-Dutch Fort-Pirates-District Officer murdered-Station moved to Lumut-S'tiawan-Pandah Karim-Start upon a Survey-Tamil boy murdered-Three weeks in a swamp-Thorns and mosquitoes-A tiger Kota Stia-Rowing up the Perak River to Telik Anson-The bridle path to Tapah-Poling up the Kinta and Tapah Rivers, and descending them.""Chapter XV. : Mr. Noel Denison- An arduous exploration through floods-Destruction of gutta trees-Method of collecting gutta by Dyaks-Through the floods of the Bernam River-Feverstriken followers-Rembau, its stockades, politics, and inhabitants-Tampin-Johol-Jempol-Ulu Moar-S'trimenanti-Exploring-A message from the Datoh-Small pox-A cock fight-Coffee trees- Fruit trees-Irrigation-Graves- Eam Tuan of S'trimenanti-Bukit Putus, its defence and capture-Meeting between Sir Frederick Weld and Chiefs-Appointment of Resident.""Chapter XVI. : Jellebu-Crossing the Mountains-Tigers-Kanaboi-Tin-Kwala Klawang-Eam Tuan-Terrified elephants-Bukit Tanah-Exploring hills-Road making-Malays-Chinese-Tamils-The Malay Peninsula-Geology-Climate and rainfall-Some of its products flora, fauna, and minerals-Its inhabitants, education, and administration-Comparisons of Revenue and Trade."