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  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 7.99

    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... 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...

  • Raffles and Hastingsby John Bastin

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 28.00

    The founding of Singapore has typically been attributed to the strategic genius of one man, Stamford Raffles. Frequently overlooked is the part played by his superior in the East India Company, the Marquess of Hastings. It was Hastings who, as Governor-General of India, made the fateful decision to establish a British trading post at the southern entrance... more...

  • A Peranakan Legacyby Peter Wee

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 22.99

    The term ‘Baba’ is used to refer to the Straits-born Chinese or Peranakans. The Babas boast a unique culture and way of life that is an amalgamation of Chinese and Malay customs and etiquette. Their culture is perhaps best captured in the beautiful clothing, stunning jewellery, pretty porcelain and other artefacts used in daily living. Girls... more...

  • Singapore Correspondentby Leon Dr Comber

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 16.99

    Singapore Correspondent is a collection of eye-witness dispatches, sent from Singapore to London, of five years of Singapore’s colourful political past. They cover a period of living turbulently and sometimes dangerously too. This was a time in the mid-1950s and early-1960s when Singapore was emerging from British colonial rule and moving forward... 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...

  • Realism and Interdependence in Singapore's Foreign Policyby Narayanan Ganesan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Singapore?s existence and success derive in part from its achievements in the domestic political arena and in part from the skilful management of a well-defined foreign policy with clearly identifiable goals and issues. A visible core of realist self-reliance is layered with the demands of a competitive trading state that requires a liberal international... more...

  • Singaporeby Carl A. Trocki

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    This volume examines Singapore?s culture of control, exploring the city-state?s colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach, Trocki demonstrates the links between Singapore?s colonial past and independent present, focusing on the development of indigenous social and... more...