Peter Moss
India (1947) Malaya (1957) Hong Kong (1997)   A Journey through the Twilight of Empire   Lichen Books

A One hundred snapshots culled from the archives of the Moss and Watson families and their railway connections in India, dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

An An account of an overland bus trip in "The Indiaman", covering the journey across Europe and Turkey to Iran and India.

The last years of the Malayan Emergency.

Ma Wan could have supplanted Hong Kong nearly fifty years earlier, had Lieutenant Henry William Parish, commissioned by Lord Macartney to survey the island in 1794 , not ruled it out as a possible base for British shipping. When I arrived on the island in 1976 I was grateful to Parish for sparing this insular backwater the progress that had overtaken the rest of Hong Kong.

Aultan Abu Bakar of Pahang ruled the largest of the nine states which, together with the smaller colonial settlements of Penang and Malacca, made up the Federation of Malaya. His annual peregrinations were a truly regal progress.