Area Handbook for Malaysia and Singapore (1965)


Area Handbook for Malaysia and Singapore (1965)


Title: Area Handbook from Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Bela C. Maday

Publisher: US Government Printing Office, 1965.

Condition: Paperback. Fair. Ex-library book with 2 library stamps on endpaper, no other library markings. Some annotations in pencil. 701pp. Text clean, binding tight.

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An interesting and comprehensive handbook on Malaysia and Singapore, published for US “military and other personnel”, who need a “convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of various countries”. This book was published at a very interesting time, with the manuscript completed May 1965, shortly before Singapore seceded from Malaysia.

Contents include, but are not limited to:

Prehistory, Indian Influence & The Last Empire

Social Values

Artistic and Intellectual Expession

Health and Sanitation

Foreign Relations

The Labor Force

Banking and Currency

National Security