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  • The Little Red Dotby Tommy Koh; Li Lin Chang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 73.00

    This is the sequel to the bestselling book, The Little Red Dot , published in 2005. While the first volume consisted of a collection of essays by Singapore's first- and second-generation diplomats, this second volume contains essays written by the third generation of young ambassadors. The Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, has... more...

  • Viewing the Islamic Orient: British Travel Writers of the Nineteenth Centuryby Pallavi Pandit Laisram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Islamic Orient  studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said?s concept of "Orientalism" and "Orientalist" discourse: his argument that the orientalist view had such a strong influence on westerners that they invariably... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malayaby Kah Seng Loh; Edgar Liao; Cheng Tju Lim; Guo Quan Seng

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 62.50

    Using a wealth of material including interviews, official documents, and student writings, the authors recount the rise of newly independent states in postwar Malaya and Singapore through the engagements of a left-wing group of university student activists. The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya brings to life various contemporary... more...

  • Crossroadsby Jim Baker

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 17.99

    In this fully updated, second edition of Crossroads, Jim Baker adds two new chapters that bring Malaysia and Singapore into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century. The original text (which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore'neighbours with a common past) is also revised to re-evaluate events... more...

  • In Singaporeby Marianne Rogerson

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 19.99

    This book highlights the ‘best-of-the-best’ things to see and do in Singapore. Divided into five sections: cultural interest, walks, food & drink, just for fun and entertaining the kids, In Singapore provides a comprehensive insight to enjoying yourself in the country. Each of the 60 activities featured equips readers with what to expect... more...

  • Kampong Spiritby Josephine Chia

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 12.99

    The most significant aspect of living in a kampong was its kampong spirit—or gotong royong. Though deprived of modern comforts like electricity or running water, multi-racial neighbours lived harmoniously with each other in their attap villages, had a wonderful zest for life and a strong sense of community. Kampong Spirit brings to life the colourful... more...

  • A Walking Tour: Singaporeby Gregory Byrne Bracken

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 12.99

    Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art building technology. Nestled within its modern built environment are vestiges of its British colonial past and its cultural history. From its spanking new waterfront to its quaint shophouses and from its temples to its mosques and churches, Singapore is as multifarious... more...

  • The Tiger and the Trojan Horseby Dennis Bloodworth

    Marshall Cavendish 2010; US$ 16.99

    "Some mug had to do it," said Lee Kuan Yew, explaining what appeared to be an act of pure folly—the decision of a politically puny group of young nationalists to take on the powerful communist movement in a crucial struggle for the strategic gateway to the East—Singapore. In the first phrase, the antagonists became partners, for... 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...