ten days in the jungle.
On receiving this news the British government saw that the time had come to send a sufficient force to conquer this turbulent State. Troops from India and China arrived in the peninsula. They were divided into two detachments, a one sent to Sungei Ujong, and the other to Perk. This detachment was a company of " The Buffs." They landed at Mtang, a small kampong or village, and marched as rapidly as the wild undergrowth would allow to Gounong-Poodong, an extraordinary little mountain of limestone formation, with most precipitous sides, rising abruptly out of a valley. Even before arriving here the jungle had become so thick that the troops found it impossible to penetrate further. The men were sent forward, two only together, cutting down the jungle before them. As they passed through the kam-pongs they were burned to the ground, a if the Malays were still hostile, aand this was usually the case.
In six months the Malays were subdued,In six months the Malays were subdued,