26 cm x 29 cm, hard cover
384 pages with references and index, including 32 pages of colour images and photographs, and more than 200 black and white reproductions of photos, documents and maps.
Publication date: 2005
The book’s focus is the Kinta Valley of Perak state, Malaysia, once the largest tin mining area in the world. The authors give a highly readable and carefully researched account of the development of Kinta’s tin mining industry from the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the establishment and growth of Ipoh and nearby towns, changes in socio-economic conditions, and the contributions by various individuals and groups up to the end of the Emergency period in 1960.
Contents: Early history, The making of Kinta, Mining, Kinta towns, Ipoh and modern Kinta, Japanese Occupation, The Emergency, Environment, The Orang Asli of Kinta.