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How Singapore Got Its Name: 12 Traditional Tales From the Lion City

Publisher: Talisman Publishing
  • Description
  • About the Author
  • In part, Singapore history is based on folk tales and legends from Asia, especially Southeast Asia. These 12 stories have been specially written for children and contain a glossary for difficult words to help literacy.

    • How Singapore Got Its Name
    • Kusu Island
    • You Cannot Please Everyone
    • How Bukit Merah Got Its Name
    • How The Mousedeer Cheated The Tiger
    • Singapore: A Great City
    • Steamships Come To Singapore
    • A Javanese Princess In Singapore
    • Badang — The Famous Strongman of Singapore
    • Singapore Invaded by Rats
    • The Legend of Junk Island
    • The Pirates of Riau
  • Leon Comber born in London, worked for many years in the Special Branch of the Malayan Police from 1945, including the Malayan Emergency. A renowned publisher, editor and author he is currently Research Fellow (Adjunct), Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne specialising in Asian studies ranging from history, security intelligence, political science, languages, literature, and publishing.

ISBN: 9789811847882
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 48
Year Published: 2023
Size: 240mm x 195mm
Language: English