Highlights & Happenings

Book Collections at the ISEAS Library

Besides new publications, ISEAS Library has received donations of personal libraries by researchers and prominent personalities, often as part of their larger private papers donations.

A French perspective of 17th-century Makassar

At 334 years and counting, Description historique du royaume de Macaçar is one of the oldest items in the ISEAS Library collection. The volume presents a detailed description of particular aspects of the geography, history, and customs of Makassar in the 17th century.

Galleries at the Library

Did you know that ISEAS Library houses galleries? All of them are open to the public during the Library’s opening hours. In this post, we highlight two galleries.

A Royal Visit

On 22 July 2022, ISEAS Library was honoured by a visit from His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, Sultan and Sovereign Ruler of the State and Territories of Johor Darul Ta’zim, and Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Permaisuri of Johor.

The City of Many Waters

Written by Peter Blundell, The City of Many Waters has been described by a bibliographer as the only pre-World War II book written about Brunei in English.