Johor: 300 Early Postcards

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Cheah Jin Seng
2016. Editions Didier Millet
Softcover, 23.1m x 25cm, 192 pages
300 colour & sepia photographs
ISBN 9789671061770


Johor: 300 Early Postcards is the sixth book of early picture postcards by Dato’ Professor Dr Cheah Jin Seng. The book contains pic ture postcards of the Malaysian state of Johor, which offer a rare opportunity to view the architecture, landscapes and lifestyles of a bygone era, from the late 19th century to the 1950s.

The book begins with a brief history of modern Johor and its postcards and includes chapters on royalty, royal visitors and government; the Johor–Singapore Causeway; the capital, Johor Bahru; and the towns, people, economy, flora and fauna of the state. It concludes with a history of deltiology and philately in Johor. The postcards Johor: 300 Early Postcards are drawn from the author’s personal collection, built over more than 50 years, and are reproduced at, or close to their natural size and colour. As such, the book is a valuable collector’s item as well as an important historical reference.

A richly informative visual guide to a formative period in Johor’s history from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, in particular the changing landscapes and townscapes.


“Our heritage is something to be cherished and preserved. This book will be a sentimental journey for the older generation, and a reminder to the younger generation of how far we have come.” – HRH Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah

Weight 1350 g
Dimensions 23.1 × 25 × 1.7 cm

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