North Borneo Sacred Legacy Photographic Exhibition at Sabah Museum Begins Today!

When was your last visit to the Museum? You should visit it soon because rare photos of North Borneo by Mr. Robert Knowles are currently being displayed. Mr. Robert Knowles was the former Director of Customs in Labuan. During his… Continue Reading

7 Popular Classic Hotels in North Borneo (Sabah) in 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s

In the late 1950’s North Borneo was experiencing an economic and construction boom, and demands for hotels were rising. These are some of the most popular hotels in major towns of North Borneo from 1960’s-1980’s. Winner Hotel – Jesselton Located… Continue Reading

Post WWII Footage of Jesselton and Japanese POW Internment Camp

We’ve heard horrific stories from senior folks of the Japanese internment (POW) camps at the current airport site near (guess?) in Jesselton. Now take a look at this video. Just about two weeks ago I posted this blog post about the… Continue Reading

YouTube Video of Declassified Military Photos during Indonesian Confrontation (Konfrontasi)

The Indonesian Confrontation or Konfrontasi is a less known history among Malaysians but undeniably it was one of the most important historical events that happened just after the formation of Malaysia. Tawau, in the Southeast Coast of North Borneo was… Continue Reading

Watch and Learn Sabah (North Borneo)’s History Video in 5 Minutes

Need a quick way to learn Sabah (North Borneo)’s history? This YouTube video takes you through the history of Sabah from prehistoric times until today. There’s very little history of Sabah (North Borneo) written on Malaysian textbooks therefore many people… Continue Reading

North Borneo Historical Society T-Shirts with Vintage Stamp Print Available for Sale

Now you have a chance to show off to your friends, colleagues and the people around you how much you appreciate North Borneo’s rich history. North Borneo Historical Society’s Facebook page hit more than 10,000 Likes last month which shows… Continue Reading