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Captain Alexander Hamilton was a British sailor who spent his time in the East Indies from 1688 to 1723.

He traded and travelled by sea and land to most of the countries and islands of commerce and navigation between the Cape of Good Hope and Japan.

He wrote a book entitled, A new account of the East Indies[1] published in Edinburgh in 1727, which was a collection of his observations and remarks. It was ostensibly to promote a better understanding of the traditions and customs of the indigenous inhabitants of these areas. He also described the harbours and rivers that he encountered.

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This article was written by Roy Tan.