Wanderer in Malaysian Borneo

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Sabah ('Land Below the Wind'), and Sarawak ('Land of the Hornbill'), are the two states which make up East Malaysia. Situated on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo, they are separated by 400 miles of sea from the West Malaysian peninsula. To those who reach their shores, Sabah and Sarawak reveal some of the most dramatic scenery and attractive peoples in Southeast Asia. Readers of 'Wanderer in Malaysian Borneo' will be led on a series of journeys to destinations in the twin states of East Malaysia, ranging from the labrynthine caves of Mulu in Sarawak to the 4,000-metre-high peak of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Their guide/ author is the aptly named 'Pengembara' (Malay for Wanderer), pseudonym of C. H. Gallop, who embarked on these journeys to the other Malaysia from his home in the neighbouring Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam. These accounts of Pengembara's travels first appeared in Brunei Darussalam's leading daily, the 'Borneo Bulletin', between 1991 and 1993.

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Christopher Hugh Gallop was born in Wimbledon, United Kingdom in 1931 and educated at Sherborne School and the University of London. He came to Singapore to teach in 1957 and has resided in the region almost continuously since then. Twenty-eight years were spent in Brunei Darussalam, thirteen of them as a school principal in the rural district of Tutong, followed by twelve years in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, as inspector of schools. In 1990, he was conferred the Brunei decoration PIKB (Pingat Indah Kerja Baik). From 1991 to 1993, he contributed a weekly page to the 'Borneo Bulletin' under the pen name 'Pengembara'. A compilation of these articles, 'Pengembara: A Road Less Travelled', was published in 1997 by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Brunei and presented to the nation of Brunei Darussalam to celebrate fifty years of the bank's presence in the country. In 2005, 'Wanderer in Brunei Darussalam' was published by Marshall Cavendish (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, also featuring the 'Pengembara' articles. This writer has been resident in Penang, Malaysia since 1994.

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