This is a book on the story of that company and its ships,
its paddle-wheelers and river launches, its powered barges and
liners, from the modest 210-ton Royalist at the beginning up
to the handsome and luxurious Rajah Brooke built in 1948.
Vincent Foo and Chai Foh Chin trace steamship transport as it
grew from one irregular link with Singapore to acquire more
vessels and serve the whole of Sarawak, its major seaports and
many of its rivers. Quick and efficient communication within
the country and with the world beyond boosted Sarawak's
prosperity and promoted her development, and along with
maritime history we can see here how the Sarawak Steamship
Company, its men and vessels, helped built infrastructure and
encourage trade, and thus played a vital part in helping to
make Sarawak the modern and thriving state it is today.
This book contains more than 168 pages with about 140
photographs, documents and illustrations.
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