On A Little Hill in Chinatown
- About the Author
Mileage Communications is proud to present On a Little Hill in Chinatown, a 206-page tome documenting the lives of its early occupants (immigrants, guilds and businesses, such as Hoo Ah Kay—better known as Mr Whampoa—whose family lived at Liberty House on Club Street) as well as its present-day owners and business operators. Bursting with countless vibrant photographs, the book charts the development of the Ann Siang Hill neighbourhood* from colonial to contemporary times and promises to enthrall any heritage enthusiast.
This is the first definitive book capturing the history and essence of life from the colonial times to the present day of Ann Siang Hill and the surrounding environment. The 204-page book, packed with countless photographs, documents the lives of early immigrants, inhabitants and the activities of guilds, schools and businesses in the following streets – Ann Siang Road, Club Street, Amoy Street, Gemmill Lane, South Bridge Road, Erskine Road, Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Road and Mohamed Ali Lane. This is one book that will enthrall historians, heritage buffs, tour guides, tourists, school children and any citizen interested in Singapore’s historical past.
Kevin YL Tan is an Adjunct Professor at both the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. A specialist in constitutional law, legal history and human rights, he has written and edited some 40 books on the law, history and politics of Singapore, including Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2011 General Election (with Terence Lee, Ethos Books, 2011).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 216
Year Published: 2018