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  • Singapore Street Namesby Victor R. Savage; Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 28.99

    Place names tell us much about a country - its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, ‘toponymics’, unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of... more...

  • Dialog der Kulturen am Beispiel des "West-Östlichen Divan"by Ishrak Kamaluldin

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 36.72

    Das Kulturerbe der Menschheit zeigt uns, dass die menschlichen Aktivitäten in vielen Bereichen des Lebens wie etwa Kunst und Literatur dazu beigetragen haben, Brücken zwischen verschiedenen Völkern zu schlagen. Eine unübersehbare Errungenschaft ist in diesem Zusammenhang die Übersetzung, die über Jahrtausende hinweg Verbindungen zu anderen Zivilisationen... more...

  • CultureShock! Singaporeby Marion Bravo-Bhasin

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Singapore takes you inside the tiny island nation at the tip of the Malaysian archipelago and pulls back the veneer on a country that is both Asian and Western at the same time. Discover how this multi-racial society manages to work like clockwork despite its disparate backgrounds, and find out how to deal with the people’s kiasu... more...

  • Final Notes from a Great Islandby Neil Humphreys

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2006; US$ 6.65

    Singapore's best-selling author is back. After spending the best 10 years of his life in Singapore Neil Humphreys has decided to move to Australia. But the British writer doesn't want to leave the island he fell in love with a decade ago without taking one final tour. Embarking on a valedictory tour from his home in Toa Payoh, Humphreys vows... more...

  • Top 10 Singaporeby Jennifer Eveland

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Singapore will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfectcompanion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even... more...

  • The History of Singaporeby Jean Abshire

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    This book overviews Singapore's fascinating history from the precolonial era to the present, examining this wealthy island nation from economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives. more...

  • The Scripting of A National Historyby Lysa Hong; Jianli Huang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 52.00

    Singapore and its Pasts studies the constructed nature of the history endorsed by the state, blurring the distinction between what happened in the past, and how that past is made to be understood. The People's Action Party (PAP) government's unbroken mandate to rule has come in no small part from how it explains its lineage and record to the... more...

  • The Asian Modernby C.J.W.-L. Wee

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    How does one comprehend the phenomenon of the modernization of an Asian society in a globalized East Asian context? With this opening question, the author proceeds to give an account of how the modernization processes for postcolonial societies in Asia, such as those of India, Malaysia, and Singapore, are fraught with collaborations and conflicts between... more...

  • Orientalism and Conspiracyby Arndt Graf; Paul Ludwig; Schirin Fathi

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 45.00

    The relationship between Islam and the West has frequently been subject to misunderstanding and mistrust and recent events in the international arena have only deepened this perceived divide, culturally and politically. The West often views the Islamic world - and the Islamic world the West - through a prism of mutual suspicion. In such conditions... more...

  • Singapore-Malaysia Relations under Abdullah Badawiby Saw Swee-Hock; K Kesavapany

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 32.90

    This book, a project of the ISEAS Malaysia Study Programme, documents the series of important events that have contributed to the warmer relations presently enjoyed by Singapore and Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi. The eight chapters cover background, solving bilateral ties, intensifying official visits, developing people-to-people contacts, deepening... more...