Rare book on early Singapore stories back in Republic

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The Sejarah Melayu at the National Libray of Singapore. Source: Straits Times, 20190123

via Straits Times, 23 Jan 2019: The National Library has acquired an 1840 edition of the Sejarah Melayu, edited by Munshi Abdullah. The book is on display at the National Library until March 24.

A book that holds the stories of early Singapore, including Sang Nila Utama’s experience on the island when he arrived in 1299, has made its way back to the Republic.

The Sejarah Melayu, or Malay Annals, was printed in Singapore in the 1840s and edited by Munsyi Abdullah, a scribe for Sir Stamford Raffles.

Source: Rare book on early Singapore stories back in Republic, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times