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Best Books About Singapore

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The Singapore Story
Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Vol. 1
Kuan Yew Lee - Jan 01, 1998
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This is a personal history of a man who, almost single-handedly, built a great nation from a small island......this is the first textbook in the world on how to build a nation....
Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee KoePaperback
Amanda Lee Koe - Jan 01, 1600 (first published in 2013)
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Winner of Best Fiction Title for Singapore Book Awards 2016 Winner of the Singapore Literature Prize for Fiction 2014 Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2014 Selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015 Meet an over-the-hill Pop Yé-yé singer with a faulty heart, two c...
Notes from an Even Smaller Island
Neil Humphreys - Nov 30, 2008 (first published in 2001)
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The author explores all aspects of Singaporean life, taking in the sights, dissecting the culture and illuminating each place and person with his perceptive and witty observations. From 'hard' determined aunties to the materialistic younger generation, from Singlish to kiasuism and from Singaporeans at home to Singaporean abroad, Neil Humphreys tak...
From Third World to First
The Singapore Story - 1965-2000
Lee Kuan Yew - Oct 03, 2000
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourthhighest per capita real income?The story of th...
How We Disappeared
A Novel
Jing-Jing Lee - May 07, 2019
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Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child.In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a "comfort woman...
Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going
Robin Chan Rachel Lin Ignatius Low Lydia Lim Chua Mui Hoong Zuraidah Ibrahim Han Fook Kwang - Jan 01, 2011
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Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's most influential son but he is not without his critics. He has not flinched from taking them on, even now after almost 60 years in the political fray. Why is Lee so hard on his political opponents? Could the People's Action Party ever lose its grip on power? Are the younger leaders up to the mark? Will growing religiosit...
Singapore
A Biography
Mark Ravinder Frost - Feb 26, 2013 (first published in 2009)
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Sarah’s Great Adventures
Madeline Beale - Mar 01, 2017
Sarah is a little girl of 3 years, born to a very large multi-cultural family. And she loves to visit them all! Some of her family lives in Australia, some live in Malaysia, some live on England she lives in Singapore. Exploring all the amazing countries has let her experience things she would not have been able to in her hometown. But as her view ...
Find and Seek Singapore
Sally Roydhouse - Oct 10, 2017 (first published in 2014)
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When a child steps outside his ordinary world and travels to a foreign city or country, an adventure awaits. In Find and Seek Singapore a small boy arrives in Singapore with his family, willing to explore his new surroundings with an open heart and a spirit of wonder. All senses are activated as we are taken on his travels and discover what is the ...
The River's Song
Suchen Christine Lim - May 27, 2014
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2015Ping, the daughter of Chinatown's Pipa Queen, loves Weng, the voice of the people, but family circumstances drive them apart. Ping is forced to leave suddenly for the USA, where she creates a different life for herself. Many years later, Ping returns to a country transformed by prosperity. Gone are the boa...
Lonely Planet Singapore
Lonely Planet - Feb 15, 2018 (first published in 2002)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Singapore is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop til you drop along Orchard Road, explore futuristic gardens and a world-class zoo, and sample some of the best hawker food in Asia -all with yo...
Inheritance by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
Teenage Textbook by Tan
Parties and Politics by Hussin Mutalib
Nimita's Place by Akshita Nanda
The Singapore Grip by J. G. Farrell
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu
Crossroads by Jim Baker