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- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2007; US$ 7.99
Indiscreet Memories is one Englishman's true account of life in Singapore from 1901 to 1904. We learn about balls at Government House, rickshaw strikes, and tigers causing havoc in Chinatown; and how historical events such as the death of Queen Victoria and the decision by Straits-born Chinese to discard their towchang (queues) affected the society... more...
- 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...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 74.90
This book deals with Singapore's transition from a British Crown Colony to a state in the Federation of Malaysia, and expulsion from the Federation to become a separate independent nation. For the leaders of Singapore's PAP Government, Malaysia was a traumatic experience. Yet, but for it, they might never have found the resolve and the secret... more...
- Penguin India 2009; US$ 37.90
When P.V. Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh launched Indias "Look East" policy, it was only the first stage of the strategy to foster economic and security cooperation with the United States. But "Looking East" became an end in itself, and Singapore a valid destination, largely because of Lee Kuan Yew. He had been trying since... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 59.90
Lim Kim San's name is linked inextricably to Singapore's public housing. This is entirely appropriate because he played a crucial role in the success of the Housing Board, which transformed both the countrys physical landscape and gave Singaporeans a tangible stake in the future of their young nation. However, important though Lim's... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90
Geography has moulded Singapores self-definition, much as it has shaped the contours of the rest of Southeast Asia, a region that lies south of China and east of India. Placed within overlapping Sinic and Indic zones, Singapore's entrepôt role has served both. Today, as China and India emerge simultaneously as rising powers, a port city... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 53.90
Singapore is America's closest security partner in Southeast Asia. The United States has decided to help India become a major world power in the twenty-first century, an objective that is furthered by the nuclear agreement between them. Singapore's relationship with India is an increasingly pertinent feature of Southeast Asias political... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 67.90
Irene Ng has written a book that gives a comprehensive portrayal of Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapores outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to iindependence. This is a book about the man and his wisdom. One would fail to appreciate him until one reads this absorbing book and reflects... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 94.90
David Marshall (1908-1995) was one of Singapore's most remarkable sons. The eldest son of migrant Sephardic Jews, Marshall's brilliant academic career at Raffles Institution was brought to an abrupt end when he collapsed from tuberculosis. Sent away to recuperate in Switzerland, Marshall not only learnt the French language but also imbibed... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
The Middle East is comprised of many small countries, each with its own government. Volatile issues of religious extremism, the supply and demand of oil, and the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948 have caused constant conflict. Several prominent leaders have arisen in the Middle East and have worked toward peace in this region, while others... more...