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Angkor – Malcolm MacDonald, Loke Wan Tho (1960)

S$64.00

Angkor – Malcolm MacDonald, Loke Wan Tho (1960)

S$64.00

Title: Angkor

Author: Malcolm MacDonald, Loke Wan Tho (photographs)

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 1960. Third impression.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Price-clipped dust jacket, inscription and some tanning and marks to ffep, otherwise very clean. 159pp of text, with another 100 or so pages of black-and-white photographs. App 9″ by 5.5″.

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Contents:

The King of the Khmers

The History of the Khmers

The Life of the Khmers

The Ruins of the Khmers

The Modern Khmers

About Malcolm MacDonald (from Wikipedia):

Malcolm MacDonald was Governor-General of Malaya and British Borneo from 1946-48, then Commissioner-General for the UK in Southeast Asia. He was also the Chancellor of the University of Malaya and the UK Representative on the South-East Asia Defence Treaty Council.

About Loke Wan Tho (from Wikipedia):

Loke Wan Tho (14 June 1915 – 20 June 1964), born in Kuala Lumpur, was a Singaporean business magnate, ornithologist, and photographer. He was the founder of Cathay Organisation in Singapore and Malaysia, and Motion Picture and General Investments Limited (MP&GI) in Hong Kong.

Although Dato Loke had inherited a vast fortune of tin mines, plantations and properties from his father Loke Yew, he went on to grow the company which his mother had formed together with him in 1935 called Associated Theatres Ltd. The Pavilion Cinema in Kuala Lumpur and the Cathay Cinema in Singapore were built. Partnerships were forged with Mr Ho Ah Loke and others to form the Cathay cinema circuit that counted 80 cinemas at its peak. Associated Theatres Ltd later changed its name to Cathay Organisation in 1959.

By 1953 Dato Loke and Ho Ah Loke had started production of Malay films at the Cathay Keris Studios which were purpose built. Many a classic film has come from these studios located out in East Coast Road Singapore – Pontianak, Orang Minyak, Bawang Puteh Bawang Merah, Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and many more.