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Best Books About Singapore

Recommendations from 9 articles, Herman Mashaba, Patrick Collison, Shashi Bellamkonda.
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Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe
Amanda Lee Koe - 1600-01-01 (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 conser...
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Aunty Lee's Delights
A Singaporean Mystery (The Aunty Lee Series)
Ovidia Yu - 2013-09-17
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This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurantAfter losing her husband, Rosie Lee could easily have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady devoted to mah-jongg and luxury shopping. Instead she threw herself into building a ...
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The Singapore Story
Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Vol. 1
Kuan Yew Lee - 1998-01-01
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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....
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Balli Kaur Jaswal - 2017-05-04 (first published in 2013)
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Winner of the 2014 Best Young Australian Novelists AwardIn 1971, a teenage girl briefly disappears from her house in the middle of the night, only to return a different person, causing fissures that threaten to fracture her Punjabi Sikh family.As Singapore’s political and social landscapes evolve, the family must cope with shifting attitudes toward...
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A Different Sky
Meira Chand - 2011-10-01 (first published in 2010)
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Singapore - a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927, and three young people are starting to question whether this inbetween island can ever truly be their home. Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions; ten-year-old Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fel...
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Notes from an Even Smaller Island
Neil Humphreys - 2008-11-30 (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...
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From Third World to First
The Singapore Story - 1965-2000
Lee Kuan Yew - 2000-10-03
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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...
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How We Disappeared
A Novel
Jing-Jing Lee - 2019-05-07
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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...
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Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going
Robin Chan Rachel Lin Ignatius Low Lydia Lim Chua Mui Hoong Zuraidah Ibrahim Han Fook Kwang - 2011-01-01
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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...
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A Biography
Mark Ravinder Frost - 2013-02-26 (first published in 2009)
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Find and Seek Singapore by Sally Roydhouse
The River's Song by Suchen Christine Lim
Lonely Planet Singapore by Lonely Planet
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
How to be a Lion by Vere Ed
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