|Penang in 1846, watercolour painting by Charles Andrew Dyce|
to show mercantile tradition during the early years of Penang Free School
|Graduated in 1973, major|
Over the years I did not write much history especially during the times when I was carrying the business as a contractor. But once the internet became more popular in Sarawak in the early 2000's , I began to be active again. The internet provided the means for me to publish my writing and reach a worldwide audience. With the new opportunities I started to make a comeback by blogging on history. The history blogs I created are as follows:
1) Images of Bintulu before and now
2) The first 100 years of Penang Free School
3) My Bintulu History
4) Open coasts to mountain highs
Sometime in September last year, an article written by Bernama and shared with other news media in Malaysia regarding the changes in Bintulu referred me as 'Bintulu historian', a title I feel good about .
History writing is a self-driven activity. Like any other historian my dream is to produce a book on the history of Bintulu especially during its modern or contemporary era. The process has started with blogging and I hope the printed form will come out soon.
Happy Malaysia Day, Sarawak.
Note: This is the 9th post on what it is meant to be a Malaysian as part of my writing contribution to Malaysia Day which will to be celebrated on the 16th of September.)