Culture & Heritage

The Incredible Basket

The Incredible Basket

Quek Hong Shin

$14.90

Winner of the 2019 Singapore Book Awards Best Children's Picture Book In this sequel to The Amazing Sarong, a beautiful Chinese wedding basket is u...

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A Field Guide to the Birds of Malaysia & Singapore

A Field Guide to the Birds of Malaysia & Singapore

Dana Gardner (Illus.), Lim Kim Chuah, Lim Kim Seng, Yong Ding Li

$37.34

A fully comprehensive field guide to the 829 bird species of Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak) and Singapore. The species are clearly illustra...

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Once Upon A Singapore... Traders

Once Upon A Singapore... Traders

Alan Bay (Illus.), Tina Sim

$15.90

Sample While flipping through Grandpa's photo album of his childhood days, Aloysius and Grandpa are magically transported to 1900s Singapore. Aloys...

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The Amazing Sarong

The Amazing Sarong

Quek Hong Shin

$14.90

Now available in all four languages! Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2018Shortlisted for Best Children's Title for Singapore Boo...

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The Way of Kueh: Savouring & Saving Singapore’s Heritage Desserts (Backorder)

The Way of Kueh: Savouring & Saving Singapore’s Heritage Desserts (Backorder)

Christopher Tan

$47.90

Food writer, cooking instructor and author Christopher Tan is back with the definitive book on Singapore’s kueh, sharing everything you need to kno...

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An Introduction to the Culture and History of the Teochews in Singapore

An Introduction to the Culture and History of the Teochews in Singapore

Gia Lim Tan

$45.00

This book is one of the first few books written in English on Chaozhou culture and history. It compiles information from Chinese and English source...

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$45.00
Mynah Magazine #2 - Localbooks.sg

Mynah Magazine #2

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$26.00

Mynah is an annual print magazine about Singapore, Singaporeans and Singaporeanness. Through longform stories, we critically and creatively examine...

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There Was A Time: Singapore from Self-Rule to Independence 1959-1965

There Was A Time: Singapore from Self-Rule to Independence 1959-1965

Lee Geok Boi

$50.00

Introduction by Lee Geok BoiThis collection of 328 photographs shows the rhythm of daily life in Singapore between 1959 and 1965 – the pivotal time...

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Legendary Tales of Singapore

Legendary Tales of Singapore

Catherine GS Lim, Zaki Ragman (Illus.)

$10.00

"… they all beheld a strange animal. It seemed to move with great speed; it had a red body and a black head; its breast was white; it was strong an...

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Traditional Chinese Brews & Remedies

Traditional Chinese Brews & Remedies

Ng Siong Mui

$18.65

Every Chinese household to some extent uses home remedies. Children are often given a bowlful of soup or brew without any explanation other than “e...

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Through the Lens of Lee Kip Lin

Through the Lens of Lee Kip Lin

Lai Chee Kien

$42.00

In 2009, the family of the late Lee Kip Lin donated to the National Library Board, Singapore over 14,500 slides and negatives of modern Singapore t...

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$42.00
Malay Weddings Don't Cost $50 by Hidayah Amin

Malay Weddings Don't Cost $50

Hidayah Amin

$27.94

Malay Weddings Don't Cost $50 is a collection of 42 articles which serves as a guide to Malay culture and heritage, lifestyle and personas. The boo...

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Gateway to Old School Games - Localbooks.sg

Gateway to Old School Games

Asiapac Editorial

$9.00

Chapteh, congkak, hopscotch and five stones..Do these names ring a bell? This book takes you back in time to the 1950s and 1960s for some old schoo...

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Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene: Environment Perspectives on Life in Singapore
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Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene: Environment Perspectives on Life in Singapore

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (Ed.)

$23.36

Excerpt of the Book In this era of climate crisis, in which our very futures are at stake, sustainability is a global imperative. Yet we tend to as...

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Daily Nonya Dishes - Localbooks.sg

Daily Nonya Dishes

Lloyd Matthew Tan

$46.64

This cookbook gives recipes for the food that Babas and Nonyas of old ate for their breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between every day. This food is...

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A Tiger Remembers - Localbooks.sg

A Tiger Remembers (Backorder)

Ann Wee

$18.00

Born in the Year of the Fire Tiger, Ann Elizabeth Wee moved to Singapore in 1950 to marry into a Singaporean Chinese family, travelling by ship int...

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$18.00
The Religious Monuments of Singapore - Localbooks.sg

The Religious Monuments of Singapore

Lee Geok Boi

$36.92

This book, which is co-published with the Preservation of Monuments Board, takes a fascinating look into the architecture and history of twenty of ...

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Singapore through 19th Century Prints and Paintings

Singapore through 19th Century Prints and Paintings

Wong Hong Suen and Roxana Waterson

$45.00

A selection of topographic prints of places such as the harbour, Singapore River, Fort Canning Hill, as well as paintings of the cosmopolitan trade...

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$45.00
Singapore through 19th Century Photographs

Singapore through 19th Century Photographs

Jason Toh with Roxana Waterson

$45.00

Singapore through 19th Century Photographs is a comprehensive photographic record of Singapore from the early 1840s to the 1900s. Paired with livel...

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$45.00
Singapore at Random - Localbooks.sg

Singapore at Random

$25.00

An illustrated collection of Singapore trivia, Singapore at Random contains anecdotes, statistics, quotations, diagrams, facts, recipes, advice, fo...

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$25.00
Decorations & Symbolism in Chinese Architecture: Understanding Singapore's Historic Chinese Buildings

Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture

Kang Ger-Wen

$34.90

Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture unlocks the hidden meanings behind the decorative symbols and architectural designs found in histo...

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There Was a Peranakan Woman who Lived in a Shoe

There Was a Peranakan Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Cheryl Kook (illus.), Gwen Lee

$14.90

There was a Peranakan woman who lived in a shoe. She made so many nyonya kueh, she didn’t know what to do. In this book of modernised nursery rhyme...

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Singapore Heritage Food (Revised Edition 2014)

Singapore Heritage Food (Revised Edition 2014)

Slyvia Tan

$23.32

This bestselling classic cookbook by cookery doyen Sylvia Tan provides recipes for the well-loved dishes of Singapore and traces the development of...

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$23.32
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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

Gretchen Liu

$59.90

Over 1,200 rare, fascinating and beautiful images vividly bring Singapore’s history to life – including the first ever photographic portrait taken ...

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