Pioneers of Singapore
Dotted with lively and witty illustrations, Pioneers of Singapore feature thirty-five key figures from Singapore's colonial period and beyond, who left an indelible mark on the settlement. Informative and inspiring, this collection of mini-biographies serves both as a handy guide to Singapore's history and as motivation for those facing life's greatest challenges.
We always hear the names Raffles or Farquhar whenever we discuss Singapore's early history. But what of the many other pioneers who were just as important? What are their stories?
- Who broke up one of the biggest communal riots in Singapore?
- Who founded the first hospital in Singapore that was built entirely without help from the government?
- Who produced the first comprehensive map of Singapore and designed most of its early buildings?
Read on as our forefathers come to life with the help of comic artist Alan Bay (Once Upon a Singapore… Traders)’s beautiful artwork, as the 2004 bestseller returns in an all-new coloured edition!