Lost Treasure of the Lanfang Republic:

Lost Treasure of the Lanfang Republic

By Tan Lip Hong

Published by Epigram Books

Fiction Collections



What if the first modern republic in the world was not America or France but a gold-rich state founded in 1777 in the middle of West Kalimantan?

Entrepreneur Hector Yan sets off on a perilous journey after the mysterious murder of his aunt, travelling from Singapore to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and West Kalimantan, in a desperate effort to uncover a priceless treasure. His path mirrors that undertaken by his famous late uncle, who was obsessed with uncovering a lost treasure from a former republic in the thick jungles of Borneo. In a tale interwoven with the rich tapestry of Southeast Asia, Hector races against time to prevent his enemies from uncovering secrets that could change the world as we know it.