Southeast Asian Wrecks
Searching for some of the wrecks off the coast of Borneo to find what stories they have to tell
It is believed that the early kingdoms of Malaysia had established trade with China and India as early as the 1st century. With the southern expansion of the Han dynasty, shard of pottery have been found dating back as far as the 1st century. Archaeological evidence seems to suggest that a port at Santubong, near Kuching was a significant during the Tang and Song dynasties of China. Evidence of this activity should extend out along the coastal region. Apart from the World War II wrecks we have surveyed such as the Japanese minesweeper W-6 and the Japanese destroyer, Siguri, we would hope to come across some evidence of the ancient historical activity in addition to some of the other wrecks from the Borneo invasion during the second World War.