Jesselton, North Borneo was mentioned in literary work (1923)

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Source: The Bakersfield Californian, 28 July 1923

What seemingly a news report turns out to be a literary work (a short story column) that briefly mentions North Borneo and Jesselton. I didn’t read the entire storyline though, but surely it got exotic, oriental themes (to the eyes of Westerners) such as triad gangs, crime, love and adventures of the Far East.

Dengan sekilas pandang mungkin ia merupakan satu laporan berita, tetapi ia sebenarnya satu cerita pendek dimana perkataan-perkataan “North Borneo” dan “Jesselton” disebutkan di sini. Secara jujur saya tidak membaca seluruh cerita tersebut, tetapi yang pasti ia mempunyai unsur eksotik dan mempunyai tema-tema ketimuran (menurut perspektif Barat) seperti kumpulan kongsi gelap, jenayah, cinta dan penjelajahan di Timur Jauh.

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