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History

How did Singapore go "from mudflat to metropolis"? These titles here shed light on the Lion City's social, political and economic growth throughout its history, including the arrival of Raffles and the subsequent colonial era; the violent clash of World War Two; and the quest to build an independent republic and national identity.
  • Deadly Stakes
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    Deadly Stakes

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    Description About the Author The gamblers interviewed for this book all had one thing in common — they didn’t know what hit them. They thought ...

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  • Between the Lines - Localbooks.sg

    Between the Lines

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    Description Winner of the 2019 Singapore Book Awards Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title Between the Lines: Early Advertising in Singapore welco...

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  • Singapore on the Couch

    Singapore on the Couch

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    Description About the Author As Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary as a sovereign and independent country, what does it mean to be a Sin...

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  • The Changi Murals

    The Changi Murals

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    Description Praise About the Author The Changi Murals are a priceless part of our war heritage, holding deep emotional value, not just for ex-p...

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  • Dissident Voices
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    Dissident Voices

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    Description They stood firm on their convictions despite the odds. Some paid a heavy toll for their beliefs - deprivations, long prison terms, ...

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  • The Devil's Garden
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    The Devil's Garden

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    Description About the Author Gardens are magical places — images of Nature and Culture, models of paradise, spaces where plants live in war and...

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  • Who Are You My Country? - Localbooks.sg

    Who Are You My Country?

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    Description From the 1930s to 1965, discussions about modernisation, race and civic responsibility were as common as they are today. The youth ...

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  • Who Cares?

    Who Cares?

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    Description About the Authors They are often mere statistics these days – the growing ranks of the elderly, whose care will be borne by ever fe...

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  • Yo-Yo Diplomacy

    Yo-Yo Diplomacy

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    Description About the Author The third of the “Tom Plate on Asia” series, Yo-Yo Diplomacy compiles the compelling and insightful columns on Asi...

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  • Island Life

    Island Life

    S$65.00

    Description Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title Nine nautical miles off the east coast of peninsular...

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  • Reflections

    Reflections

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    Description Reflections: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew is a collection of essays reflecting on Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew's im...

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  • Singapore and UNICEF

    Singapore and UNICEF

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    Description About the Editors Singapore's well-documented economic progress since independence owes a big debt to the initial investment that t...

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  • Writing the South Seas - Localbooks.sg

    Writing the South Seas

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    Description About the Author Postcolonial literature in Chinese from the Nanyang, literally the South Seas, examines the history of Chinese mig...

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  • The Tao Inspiration - Localbooks.sg
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    The Tao Inspiration

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    Description Tao Te Ching, written more than 2,500 years ago, is reputedly the first philosphical works in Chinese history. It presents the phil...

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  • The AWARE Saga

    The AWARE Saga

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    Description About the Author In March 2009, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) was briefly taken over by a Christian fact...

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  • Starry Island

    Starry Island

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    Description In 2015, Singapore celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its independence. From its founding as a British colony with no natural r...

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  • Sovereignty and the Sea - Localbooks.sg

    Sovereignty and the Sea

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    Description About the Authors Until the mid-1950s nearly all the waters lying between the far-flung islands of the Indonesian archipelago were ...

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  • Pirates in Paradise

    Pirates in Paradise

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    Description Southeast Asia contains some of the world's busiest shipping waters, particularly the Indonesian archipelago, the Straits of Malacc...

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  • Personal Names in Asia

    Personal Names in Asia

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    Description About the Author The world's population negotiates a multiplicity of naming systems. Some are compatible with the "normative" syste...

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  • Paths Not Taken

    Paths Not Taken

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    Description About the Editors Singapore's era of pluralism between the 1950s and 1970s was a time of extraordinary cultural, intellectual and p...

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  • Of Whales and Dinosaurs

    Of Whales and Dinosaurs

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    Description About the Author Officially established in 1878, the natural history collection originally housed at the Raffles Museum now has mor...

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  • Nemesis

    Nemesis

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    Description Praise About the Author The Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steam-powered naval vessels that established Britis...

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