Tag: Borneo

Culture

3 things we learn from W.H. Treacher’s British Borneo: Sketches of Brunai, Sarawak, Labuan and North Borneo (1891)

Patricia Hului

Sir William Hood Treacher (1849-1919) was a British colonial administrator in Borneo and the Straits Settlements. In Selangor, he was at the Anglo Chinese School in Klang on Mar 10, 1893. His career in Borneo started in 1871 when he arrived in Labuan to be the acting Police Magistrate. In 1873, Treacher became Colonial Secretary […]

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Entertainment

Know the true story behind Oscar-nominated film Sandakan No. 8 (1974)

Patricia Hului

Sandakan No. 8 (1974) is a Japanese film directed by Kei Kumai which focused on the ‘karayuki-san’. ‘Karayuki-san’ is the Japanese term for young women forced into sexual slavery in the 19th and early 20th century. Directly translated, it means ‘Ms. Gone-To-China’, although it was expanded to ‘Ms. Gone-Abroad’ as it saw these young women […]

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