Anisong Manuscripts and Rituals

Anisong texts from Lan Na (Northern Thailand) written on palm leaves. The author of a newly presented study on these texts can be seen in an image detail.ศิลป์ศุภา แจ้งสว่าง Sǐnsùpha Châengsàwâng („Silpsupa Jaengsawang“) is the author of the fourth volume of the Hamburger Thaiistik-Studien that has just been published: Relationship between Anisong Manuscripts and Rituals. A Comparative Study of the Lan Na and Lao Traditions. The 500+ page book, has been published with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy.


Found: Abraham Hale

Abraham Hale, * Dec. 7, 1854 (Sussex), † April 8, 1919 (Hildenborough, Kent). Source: Twentieth century impressions of British Malaya (1908)
A. Hale about 1907

Four days ago, the Ipoh City Council announced that Lorong Hale, a charming but previously neglected downtown lane, has been upgraded to a Tin Mining Heritage Trail.[1. The original link no longer worked, as usual on sloppy Malaysian government websites; in April 2023 only the text could still be found on] “A. Hale” is the man after whom Hale Lane in Ipoh – and formerly also nearby Hale Street and several other Roads in Malaysia – were named.

This is my contribution to this new attraction in one of my two favourite Malaysian cities (the other one is Taiping).