Perak Postcards 1890s - 1940s
by Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, Malcolm Wade & Khoo Salma Nasution
Once the premier state of the Federated Malay States, Perak pioneered tin mining, rubber, roads and railways in Malaya. In the early twentieth century, Europeans and Asians venturing into this frontier country bought picture postcards to send home to family, friends and pen pals all over the world. Perak Postcards 1890s–1940s represents the largest such collection ever assembled into one volume, with more than 500 picture postcards contributed by several collectors. Practically all the major Perak districts and towns are featured – Ipoh, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Telok Anson and the mining towns of Kinta.
Perak Postcards 1890s–1940s represents that one-of-a-kind book many people, Perakians or otherwise, have silently wished for.