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The House on Silat Road

The House on Silat Road

Si-Hoe S.S., Sim Ee Waun

$14.00

Adventure-loving Sing and her enormous family are back in this sequel to The House on Palmer Road. Set in World War II Singapore, The House on Sila...

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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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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
A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005 (New Edition)

A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005 (New Edition)

C.M. Turnbull

$24.00

C.M. Turnbull's one-volume history of Singapore has been an essential resource since its first edition was published in 1977. Revised fully twice, ...

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$24.00
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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$50.00
Our Name is Mutiny: The Global Revolt Against the Raj and the Hidden History of the Singapore Mutiny, 1907-1915

Our Name is Mutiny: The Global Revolt Against the Raj and the Hidden History of the Singapore Mutiny, 1907-1915

Umej Bhatia

$37.29

The first and only account that tells the story from the Sepoy's perspective. The other accounts have the white colonial masters' self-righteous,...

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Mr Kiasu in Singapore History

Mr Kiasu in Singapore History

Johnny Lau

$12.06

Endorsed by PMO(Prime Minister's Office) for the "SG Bicentennial" Event Unravel Singapore's History through the eyes of Mr Kiasu! Journey back in ...

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$12.06
Singapore: Good Class Bungalow 1819–2015
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Singapore: Good Class Bungalow 1819–2015

Albert Lim, Robert Powell

$44.86

This book traces the development of stand-alone residential architecture in Singapore from its early days as a colony to the present. Expertly rese...

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Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941

Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941

Julian Davison, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

$45.00

The unique Black and White house in Singapore is the most distinctive and imposing of the island's colonial architectural legacy. Surviving example...

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He Saved Thousands: The Story of Dr JMJ Supramaniam

He Saved Thousands: The Story of Dr JMJ Supramaniam

Dato Paul Supramaniam, Naleeza Ebrahim

$32.00

Sample He lost his mother when he was two and his father when he was 15. His leg was injured during the Japanese bombardment of Singapore and docto...

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Stamford Raffles: Founder of Modern Singapore

Geraldine Goh, Zhou Yimin (Illus.)

$8.50

We know him best as the founder of modern Singapore . He was instrumentral in bringing about the island 's development into a free port. Yet , how ...

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Chia Ann Siang and Family: The Tides of Fortune

Chia Ann Siang and Family: The Tides of Fortune

Linda Kow, Ruth Chia, Soh Tiang Keng

$28.03

First detailed account of the life of one of Singapore’s pioneers – a landowner, merchant and philanthropist Vivid portrayal of a Peranakan Chines...

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The Singapore Story: Memoir of Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story: Memoir of Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

$46.64

One of the pivotal figures in the modern history of Southeast Asia, Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015. In The Singapore Story, Lee recou...

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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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When Singapore Was Syonan-To

When Singapore Was Syonan-To

N . I. Low

$14.95

A man may outlive a thousand sorrows or a thousand joys but that is all a fairy-tale to a listener. Our lives are real for ourselves alone. To the ...

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What’s in the Name?

What's in the Name?

Yew Peng Ng

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Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Book Cover Design Since 1819, more than 6,200 place (street and village) names divided into more t...

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Fortress Singapore (Revised Edition)

Fortress Singapore: The Battlefield Guide

Yap Siang Yong

$14.50

Contributors & Editors: Maj. Yap Siang Yong, Romen Bose, Angeline Pang, Kuldip Singh, Lisa Lim, Germain Foo This latest edition of Fortress Sin...

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Singapore Historical Postcards - Localbooks.sg

Singapore Historical Postcards

National Archives Collection

$29.90

This book features a collection of black & white and coloured postcards, produced between 1900 and 1930, depicting scenes of colonial Singapore...

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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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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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One More Story to Tell

One More Story to Tell

Chan Kwee Sung

$10.50

Get a blast of the past! Savour old-time tastes such as the original roadside laksa and check out the hangouts of the good old days like Happy Worl...

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Syonan: Singapore Under the Japanese 1942-1945

Syonan: Singapore Under the Japanese 1942-1945

Lee Geok Boi

$32.71

Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title To the generation of Singapore residents who lived through the Japan...

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Robert Kuok

Robert Kuok

Andrew Tanzer, Robert Kuok

$46.64

Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018, Book of the Year Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Over...

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The Fall Of Singapore

The Fall Of Singapore

Justin Corfield

$32.70

This book provides a day-by-day history of the Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore from the first alerts as the British prepare to move thei...

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Lim Bo Seng - Localbooks.sg

Lim Bo Seng

Clara Show, JDC (Illus.)

$7.50

A succesful businessman, Lim Bo Seng became synonymous with the anti-war movement in singapore during WW II. His commitment towards the resistance ...

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The Defence and Fall of Singapore

The Defence and Fall of Singapore

Brian Farrell

$23.32

Shortly after midnight on 8 December 1941, two divisions of crack troops of the Imperial Japanese Army began a seaborne invasion of southern Thaila...

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The Prosecutor

The Prosecutor

Glenn Knight

$23.00

Glenn Knight was Singapore's first Director of Commercial Affairs and Deputy Public Prosecutor until his illustrious career of public service came ...

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$23.00