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NUS Libraries has a comprehensive collection of more than 150 Chinese newspapers published in Southeast Asia in print and microform. There is a total of 96 titles from Singapore, 34 from Malaysia, 7 from Vietnam, 5 from Thailand, 4 from Indonesia, 3 from the Philippines, 2 from Brunei and 1 from Cambodia. Some notable titles are Lat Pau (1887-1932), the earliest Chinese newspaper in Singapore; Penang Sin Poe (1895-1941), the first Chinese newspaper in Penang; and Sin Sian Jih Pao (1959- ), Thailand’s longest running Chinese newspaper.
This collection of historical newspapers in English published in various countries of Southeast Asia provides a wide coverage of news on business, economic, politics and social affairs domestically and from around from world. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to editorials, advertisements, and even cartoons.
This collection contains Malay newspapers published in Jawi (a Malay script derived from Arabic) & Rumi (Romanised Malay), starting from 1930. The newspapers published mostly local news, highlighted issues regarding the development of the Malay community in Malaya and Singapore and championed Malay rights.