The Planter’s Bungalow : A journey down the Malay Peninsula celebrates the traditional plantation bungalow. It documents the development of its architectural styles over the last 150 years and, in doing so, captures the spirit of the plantation industry, one of the foundations of Malaysia’s wealth.
This book draws on the memories of planters over the course of two centuries. Through diaries, letters, interviews with key personnel and numerous archival and contemporary photographs, the authors paint a vivid picture of the lives and homes of a pioneering generation whose contribution to the country’s development were very considerable.
“…the authors paint a vivid picture of the lives and homes of a pioneering generation whose contribution to the country’s development were very considerable.” The Star Newspaper
About the Authors
Peter and Waveney Jenkins have spent over 40 years in Malaysia. Following a career in the construction industry, Peter ran the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), where he produced several books, including 1837: A history of the MICCI and Two Five Nine: Reminiscences from a Garden off Jalan Ampang.
Datin Waveney, a recognised sculptor, has long been known for her championing of the old buildings of the country through Badan Warisan Malaysia (Heritage of Malaysia Trust). She has more recently become chairman of Kandis Resource Centre, which is committed to reviving the traditional art of wood-carving on the east coast of Malaysia.
Table of Contents
A Note from the Authors
1. Architectural styles of the Planter’s Bunglow
2. Penang & Province Wellesley
6. Kelantan1. Architectural styles of the Planter’s Bunglow
8. Negeri Sembilan
11. God’s Little Acre