About the book (from dust jacket):
The Malayan Peninsula is neither a mere chronicle nor a casual travel-story. It is an important book containing, among other things, an account of Dutch administration in Malacca, a general review of British rights to Naning and their war against that district, the story of the foundation of Singapore and a broad survey of the history and customs of the Malays.
P. J. Begbie was an army officer who utilized his professional stay in the East for fruitful historical purposes. He was one of the earliest writers in Malaya to search carefully for facts in an objective way and The Malayan Peninsula provides much information that cannot be found elsewhere.