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  • 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...

  • "Roll Out the Champagne, Singapore!"by Catherine Lim

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 15.99

    30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the author’s vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore... 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 Accidental Diplomatby Maurice Baker; Edmund Baker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    “For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”. Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King's... 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...

  • Handsby Sean Lee

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 0.00

    Hands: Gift of a Generation is a book born from the multi-sensory exhibition of the same name by the Singapore Memory project (SMP) held between August and October 2013 at the National Library in Singapore. Comprising 45 individual profiles, each accompanied by a striking photograph, this book is a valuable collection of stories that reflects the transformation... 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...

  • Deploying Orientalism in Culture and Historyby James Hodkinson; John Walker; Shaswati Mazumdar

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Focuses on the cultural, philosophical, political, and scholarly uses of "orientalism" in the German-speaking and Central and Eastern European worlds from the late eighteenth century to the present day. more...

  • The Tommy Koh Readerby Tommy T. B. Koh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 111.00

    Professor Tommy Koh is Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Tembusu College, Special Adviser of the Institute of Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. In his distinguished career, Prof Koh has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative... 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...