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Harry Builds a Nation

Patrick Yee

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Harry Builds a Nation is the third book in the picture book series about Singapore’s remarkable leader, Lee Kuan Yew. Where A Boy Named Harry showe...

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George Yeo on Bonsai, Banyan and the Tao

George Yeo on Bonsai, Banyan and the Tao

Latif Asad-Ul Iqbal, Lee Huay Leng

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Since his undergraduate days in Cambridge, George Yeo has spoken and written much in and out of government. Many remember the things which he said ...

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Pioneers in Microbiology: The Human Side of Science

Pioneers in Microbiology: The Human Side of Science

Jong-Kang Liu, King-Thom Chung

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Pasteurization, penicillin, Koch's postulates, and gene coding. These discoveries and inventions are vital yet commonplace in modern life, but wer...

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One More Chance

One More Chance

Colin Cheong

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By the time he was in Primary 5, Benny Se Teo was packing opium and running the packets to his father’s opium den in Chinatown. At 15, he bought a ...

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冼星海在新加坡十年 1911-1921
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冼星海在新加坡十年 1911-1921

何乃强

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很少人知道,中国著名“人民音乐家”冼星海(1905–1945)童年时期在新加坡生活了十年,而且在养正学校度过了他人生中很重要的几年。这几年,对冼星海往后的音乐生涯,有着非常重要的影响。 作者何乃强医生对冼星海的一生有过认真的探究。作为冼星海的“校友”,他花了几年的时间收集、阅读有关文章与资料,...

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蓦然回首
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蓦然回首

曾贵明, 陈志成

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陈志成,1932年生于新加坡。人民行动党的第一批民选市议员和立法议员。 陈志成没受多少正规教育,却因其诚实、勤奋的性格,在年少时就被新加坡的外国银行雇用,甚至被其他银行“挖角”。 他一直记着母亲的叮咛:“你要勇敢,朋友就是你的老师……” 他一直相信,朋友,就是他的老师,也是靠山。后来,朋友,果...

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追虹
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追虹

朱亮亮

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每一个人的心中,都有一道彩虹。追到了这道彩虹,又去追另一道。曾外祖父决定离开桂坑乡过番来时,他心中的一道彩虹是要活得体面,然后衣锦还乡。外公在马来亚白手起家,带领家人亲戚耕耘打拼,他的彩虹是让一家大小丰衣足食,然后造福乡梓邻里。父亲年轻时正逢乱世,他在战火中寻寻觅觅,向往着一个繁荣富强自由民主...

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木屐踩过的岁月
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木屐踩过的岁月

思静

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关于本书: 本书收集了新加坡著名老作家思静的怀旧文章。这些文章原刊于《联合早报》的《根》、《茶馆》、《文艺城》及《四方八面》。文章虽然各有主题,但主线却离不开新加坡的旧人、旧情、旧事。这些旧日情怀是现代年轻人无法体会的。作者只能通过怀旧的笔墨和珍贵的照片,把老狮城的情景和老一辈的生活面貌一字一...

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牛车水不老情话
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牛车水不老情话

思静

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思静与爱侣——资深作家黄大礼半世纪的坚贞爱情,谱写了新加坡牛车水一个最美丽的童话。文学的文本是历史的备忘录,思静的牛车水系列文字,恰恰为我国留下了一个特定时代中一个南来移民重要聚居地的最珍贵史料。

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Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

Charles Allers

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Long before the recent Arab Spring, when the topic of democracy with in many Muslim countries took center stage internationally, Malaysia‰۪s Anwar ...

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Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye

Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye

Stephen Leather

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‰Û÷Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses and lesbian lovers‰ÛÓit was all in a day‰۪s work for Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson.‰۪ For more than a...

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Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker

Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker

Annika Cleeve

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This is the true story of Annika Cleeves eighteen years as a sex worker and international escort in Australia, Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles

In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles

Nigel Barley

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Born into genteel poverty in 1781, he joined the East India Company at the age of fourteen and worked his way up to become Lieutenant Governor of J...

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Our Man in Malaya: John Davis (CBE, DSO)
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Our Man in Malaya: John Davis (CBE, DSO)

Margaret Shennan

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The career of John Davis was inextricably and paradoxically intertwined with that of Chin Peng, the leader of the Malayan Communist Party and the ...

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Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

Tim Hannigan

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On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Ja...

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You'll Die in Singapore

You'll Die in Singapore

Charles McCormac

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Weakened by hunger, thirst and ill-treatment, author Charles McCormac, then a World War Two prisoner-of-war in Japanese-occupied Singapore, knew th...

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Sam Leong: Defining a Culinary Icon

Sam Leong: Defining a Culinary Icon

Stephen Lee

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Sam Leong is one of the most forward-thinking, talked about, celebrated and controversial chefs of his generation. This entertaining and often amus...

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A Boy Named Harry - Localbooks.sg
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A Boy Named Harry

Patrick Yee

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The future leader of Singapore spent his growing up years doing what other children did in the 1920s. Harry liked to play with spinning tops, marbl...

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Doing Good Great:

Doing Good Great

Cheryl Tang, Mohamed, Sharifah Maisharah Binte, Willie Cheng

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From migrant workers and media freedom to housing slums, this book captures the gamut of social issues that plague Asia, telling the stories behind...

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Harry Grows Up - Localbooks.sg
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Harry Grows Up

Patrick Yee

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Harry Grows Up is the second book in the series of picture books about the life of Singapore’s remarkable leader, Lee Kuan Yew. In the first book, ...

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Hong Kong Fiasco - Localbooks.sg

Hong Kong Fiasco

David T.K. Wong

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After four years as a war-tossed refugee in Australia, David T. K. Wong set out in 1947 on a Messageries Maritimes ship for his family's adopted ho...

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Iskandar Ismail:The Music Man

Iskandar Ismail: The Music Man

Monica Gwee

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Iskandar Ismail has dedicated his life to pushing the boundaries and realising the possibilities of Singapore music, even as he has stayed resolute...

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Let The People Have Him, Chiam See Tong:

Let The People Have Him, Chiam See Tong

Loke Hoe Yeong

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Chiam See Tong (b. 1935) is Singapore’s longest serving opposition politician. A member of parliament for nearly three decades, Chiam is also one o...

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Durians Are Not the Only Fruit: Notes from the Tropics - Localbooks.sg

Durians Are Not the Only Fruit: Notes from the Tropics

Wong Yoon Wah

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Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang In this mix of memoir, essay and nature writing, Wong Yoon Wah evokes the beauty and seduction of the t...

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