Contacts and Useful Links

Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
4B (2nd floor) Jalan Kemuja, off Jalan Bangsar,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603-2283-5345
Fax: 603-2282-2458


Woo Kum Wah
Administrative Officer

Izrin Muaz Md Adnan
Administrative Officer


Other Royal Asiatic Societies:

  • The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • A Hong Kong Branch
  • A recently revived Shanghai Branch
  • A Korean Branch
  • A Sri Lankan Branch
  • The former Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (now the Asiatic Society of Kolkata) There are additional branches in Bangalore, Chennai and Bihar.
  • The Asiatic Society of Japan
  • Other organisations carrying out similar activities:

  • The Siam Society
  • KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

  • Other Useful Links:

  • The British Library Malay Manuscripts Digitisation Project, digital access to Malay manuscripts held by the British Library as part of its ongoing project to digitise the entire collection of manuscripts in its custody.
  • ANU Malay Concordance Project, a resource-sharing site of the Australian National University's massive project on classical Malay literature and manuscripts.
  • Islamic Manuscripts, a magnificent site with exhaustive reference material connected to Islamic manuscripts worldwide, with considerable material on Southeast Asian manuscripts moderated by Prof. Jan Just Witkam of Leiden.
  • Southeast Asia Library Group news and information about Southeast Asian collections in Europe.
  • Maritime Asia, an extensive resource site on Southeast Asian shipwrecks developed by Claire Barnes, including an article on shipwrecks of Melaka by the late Dr Roxanna Brown, the foremost authority on Southeast Asian shipwrecks.
  • Sejarah Melayu Library, the library section of Sejarah Melayu, a private site singlehandedly developed by amateur historian and enthusiast Sabri Zain which features what is possibly the single biggest online collection of material relating to the Malay Archipelago and the surrounding region accessible to the public. An indispensable site for private researchers and those seeking access to rare and out-of-print volumes on Malayan history.

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