Part I: WWII Photos of Australian Troops in Labuan after The Borneo Campaign in 1945

Just days after the liberation of British North Borneo from the Japanese, these stunning photos were shot and then kept in the archives in Australia for more than 60 years. Infantrymen take cover behind Australian tank. British 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

Philippe B. Funk’s Rare and Beautiful North Borneo Picture Postcards

Philippe Funk was a Chinese Hakka from Sandakan, British North Borneo. He was the single most important publisher of printed pre-war postcards of North Borneo. A bit about Philippe Funk: His family headed by Mr. Fung Tain Yew (Fung Chung… Continue Reading