I’ve reported about the Pulau Nangka story earlier (see here and here), and there doesn’t seem to be any sight of the supposed treasure thus far. This is because, there isn’t any!
Source: The Star 20140429
Councillor: Tunnelling at site on Pulau Nangka has reached 90%
The Star, 29 April 2014
Presence of treasure on Nangka Island will be known this Wednesday
New Straits Times, 29 April 2014
Possible discovery of treasure on Nangka Island to be confirmed in two days
Malay Mail, 28 April 2014
Nangka Island ‘treasures’ to be known Wednesday
The Star, 28 May 2014
Malacca treasure no longer a myth
The Star, 24 May 2014
The treasure hunt at Pulau Nangka takes an interesting turn as one of the companies commissioned to search for the relics reports finding some in a cave. I remain extremely skeptical.
Hundreds of relics sighted inside cave
17 April 2014
Malacca’s chief minister announces plans to set up an archaeological institute to help with the conservation and restoration of artefacts.
Ali Rustam eyes archaeology institute for Malacca [Link no longer active]
Bernama, via The Malaysian Insider, 10 Sep 2012
An archaeologist has claimed the discovery of a Dutch shipwreck off Malacca – it appears that his discovery of the wrecks have been done without the permissions of the local museums department though.
Diver tells of sunken treasure in Malacca
The Star, 01 July 2012
A shark curry dinner in Malaysia turns up an unexpected find – a Portuguese medallion that is thought to date to the 13th century!
Portuguese artefact from a shark. The Star, 20120222
Woman finds ancient artifact in baby shark
The Star, 22 February 2012
The Portuguese were one of the first European powers to enter Southeast Asia. In conjunction with a conference on Siamese relations with the west held in Ayutthaya this week, this story showcases the influence of the Portuguese in Southeast Asia.
Replica of Flor de la Mar in Malacca
Ships from the West
The Nation, 20 January 2012
Besides the “startling” news about the origins of the human race, another stir over the history of Malaysia was raised last week when eminent Malaysian historian Professor Khoo Kay Khim declared that some of the characters and stories in Malaysia’s national historical narrative were probably mythical or did not actually exist. Among those figures was the warrior Hang Tuah and the Chinese princess Hang Li Po.
Sculpture of Hang Tuah at the Malaysian National History Museum, wikicommons image
In 1511 the Portuguese led by Alfonso de Albequerque captured the city of Malacca, signalling the fall of the Malacca Sultanate and the first foothold of Europeans into Southeast Asia. This feature from The Star of Malaysia commemorates the capture of Malacca 500 years ago.
photo credit: ssr.ist4u
500 years on [Link no longer active]
The Star, 27 November 2011
500-year-old Portuguese-era artefacts have been illegally recovered from the Malacca River in Malaysia and sold, reportedly to antique dealers in Singapore.
Coins recovered from the Malacca River, The Star 20110921
Ancient treasure found â€“ and sold
The Star, 21 September 2011
Malacca to act on theft of ancient treasure
The Star, 22 September 2011
The state government of Malacca is investigating allegations that shipwrecks in its territorial waters have been looted, in activities that have been going on as far as the late 1990s.
Malacca probes sunken treasure thefts
The Star, 26 June 2011