A History of Sarawak under its Two White Rajahs 1839-1908
Borneo was know to the Arabs many centuries ago, and Sinbad the Sailor was fabled to have visited the island. It was then imagined that a ship might be freighted there with pearls, gold, camphor, ums, perfumedd oils, spices, and gems, and this was not far from the truth.
When Genghis Khas conquered China and founded his mighty Mogul Empire (1206-27), it is possible that he extended his rule over Borneo, where Chinese has already settled. Kublai Khas is said to have invaded Borneo with a large force in 1992; and that a Chinese province was subsequently established in northern Borneo, in which the Sulu island were included, is evidenced by Bruni and Sulu traditions.
|Author||S. Baring-Gould & C.A. Bampfylde|