One Century ago: Missionary Work in Malaysia

21st March 2017

BY UWE FISCHER A century ago, the American Methodist missionary John Russell Denyes had been working in Malaysia. Upon his return to the USA in 1919, he published a little book simply entitled “Malaysia”. His account […]


16. September 1963: The Birth of a Nation

14th September 2016

On 16. September 1963 the establishment of the Malaysian Federation took place. It marked the merging of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore (which left the federation only two years later) to form Malaysia. Today, the […]


Preserving Sabah’s History

9th May 2016

“Sabah’s history is very lacking in the Malaysian history textbooks”, says Richard Ker. Therefore he founded the North Borneo Historical Society in 2011. One of the main goals of the group is to educate the […]


A Brief History of Kota Kinabalu

7th February 2016

by Uwe Fischer The sunset conjures spectacular facets of gold, yellow and orange into the cloudy skies, mirrored in the soft waves of the South Chinese sea, while two fisher boats float gently towards the […]


Malaysia at the Frankfurt Book Fair

22nd October 2015

by Uwe Fischer 10 book presentations and some 30 publishers on the spot – with the largest delegation in its history Malaysia has set itself in the limelight at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. With […]


Murals, Museums & Makan

1st August 2015

“The traveller sailing in from Europe stops by at Pulau Penang, an island slumbering in the green of the coconut palms”, anthropologist Paul Schebesta wrote in 1928, describing his first impressions of the island of […]


MALAYSIA INSIGHTS #3/15 published End of July

26th July 2015

The third issue of MALAYSIA INSIGHTS will be published on 29 July 2015. The bilingual print magazine (German/English) has 28 pages and will be available in Germany at various Malaysian restaurants, authorities, clubs and networks […]


Sabahs Cultural Heritage

20th March 2015

„Mari Mari“ is a „Heritage Village“ built in the jungle about 20 minutes drive away from Kota Kinabalu. Easily accessable due to its location right next to a country road meandering through the wilderness, you […]