Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Old And New

Hantu Laut

An old map of of Borneo Island.North Borneo (Sabah) looked squashed.

Alferd Dent of British North Borneo Chartered Compnay (BNBCC) who provided Baron de Overbeck with 10,000 Pounds to purchase the whole of North Borneo.

Sir Charles Jessel, Vice Chairman of BNBCC after whom Jesselton was named.

Mat Salleh, now a hero and a legend, fought against the British and was killed in Tambunan where a memorial of him still stands.During my time in school, in the history book of North Borneo, he was considered a pirate and a rebel.

Jesselton in 1910 before World War I under the North Borneo Chartered Company.

The North Borneo Railway Headquarters.The only railway network on Borneo.

Sir William Goode, the last Governor,bidding farewell to Harris Salleh on his return to Great Britain.

Jesselton after World War II in the 1950s under British Crown Colony.

Merdeka ! Declaration of Independence on 16 Sept 1963 read out by Donald Stephens(Tun Fuad Stephens), Sabah's first Chief Minister witnesssed by Mustapha Harun the Head of State and Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Razak Hussein.

Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton) today.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


kittykat46 said...

Ah, I love all these old B&W and Sepia photos.
Sometimes I deliberately convert my modern dSLR photos to Sepia or B&W, just for the "Oldie" effect.

Hantu Laut said...

Exactly what i did with the KK today photo just to show uniformity.