Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject History - Asia, National University of Malaysia, course: History, language: English, abstract: The main issue of this study is to unravel the existence of the Look-To-The-East idea in Malaysia which focuses on South Korea before it was made as the central policy, as molded by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. In terms of the methodology used, the initial phase of this research entails identifying and collecting primary and secondary sources from the libraries, archives and reports from various government's organizations. Realizing the importance of South Korea's investment to the Malaysian economy, the Look-To-The-East idea still remained during Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn era. The continuity of the Eastern-oriented thinking by these three Prime Ministers figures had witnessed South Korea became as inspiration in Malaysia trade relations when Dr. Mahathir Mohamad took over the country's leadership. The development of the Malaysian economy currently inherited from three previous levels, starting from the growth and rapid development level of natural resources industries from the mid-19th century until the year 1914, followed by a volatility or instability period of natural resources industries between the First and Second World War and last but not least the level of consolidation and rationalization of natural resources industries together with a diversified economy after 1945. Although Malaysia is a former British colony, the importance of Japan's economy has contributed to the change of the foreign policy from the Pro-West Policy during the colonial and post-colonial era to the Look-to-The-East Policy during the administration of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.As the founder of Gold Eagle Company and owner of DUQI Book Store, Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He's authoring 66 books/ebooks, the top 5 are Isu Pelarian Rohingya, Sejarah Penubuhan Malayan Union, The Historical Development of Japanese Investment in Malaysia (1910-2003), The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War and The Historical Formation Idea of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. His 170 articles appeared in international and national journals, the top 5 are Opinion on SSKM and Sabah Country Myth, Look-To-The-East Idea in Fajar Asia Magazine, Glimpses of Our Merdeka, The Indispensable Guide for Expatriats: Holland Handbook and Sejarah Perkembangan Ekonomi Semenanjung Tanah Melayu Dan Sifat Ekonomi Masyarakat Melayu Era Pra-Kolonial. He's joining the editorial board of 75 journals, became a reviewer for 194 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 310 publications as well as rate 1,310 submissions for WEBook and reviewed 1,202 manuscripts and articles for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 6 of his reviewed books received 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards. By 2016, 67 Journals and 2 Conferences recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Researcher, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member and 37 of his articles get appreciation. OMICS Publishing Group recognized him as a Valuable Author, Editor and Reviewer under Management Journals Category. . He is the First Malaysian Historian that has his own 3 special issue journals, most journal articles and considers himself as the last Malaysian historian from his generation. The number of his online readers until February 2, 2017 is a total of 2,532,556 people.