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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Muslims in Singaporeby Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir; Alexius A. Pereira; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines Muslims in Singapore, analysing their habits, practices and dispositions towards everyday life, and also their role within the broader framework of the secularist Singapore state and the cultural dominance of its Chinese elite, who are predominantly Buddhist and Christian. Singapore has a highly unusual approach to issues of religious... more...