Books curated for Jane's SG Tours

Jane's SG Tours is a tour and travel company specialising in tours with a twist for Singapore residents and independent travellers.

Their tours and events are designed to satisfy the curiosity of adventuresome people keen to learn about Singapore's history and heritage, and understand how its diverse and quite unique culture has contributed to its status as a small country packing a big punch in the world.

As a companion to the tours, here is a list of curated Singapore books you might want to check out before/after your tour!

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
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
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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$36.92
Singapore

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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$59.90
Lion City Adventures: Secrets Of The Heartlands

Lion City Adventures: Secrets Of The Heartlands

Don Bosco

$15.80

This sequel to the popular children’s book, Lion City Adventures, takes young readers on a fun journey back in time to witness how the fascinating ...

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$15.80
From Kilts to Sarongs

From Kilts to Sarongs

Graham Berry

$55.99

Farquhar, Crawford, Cavenagh, Thomson, Anderson, Napier, Fullerton, Henderson, MacRitchie, MacPherson, Outram, Purvis, Spottiswoode. These are some...

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$55.99
Wild Women Do
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$18.50
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The Babas

The Babas

Felix Chia

$37.29

This fourth edition of the social history of the Babas and Nonya makes the seminal work by Felix Chia available again after being long out of print...

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$37.29
Singapore's Black & White Houses Notebook

Singapore's Black & White Houses Notebook

Graham Byfield (Illus.), Gretchen Liu (Introduction)

$17.50

Introduction by Gretchen Liu. The black and white houses of Singapore, harking back to colonial times, are an architectural institution. Built when...

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$17.50
Singapore Noir
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Singapore Noir

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Ed.)

$18.50

Beneath Singapore's sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows. Explore the city-state's forgotten back alleys, red-light districts, kelong...

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$18.50
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Singapore Mutiny

Singapore Mutiny

Edwin A. Brown

$18.50

'Chinese New Year 1915 will long be remembered in the Straits Settlements,' write Edwin and Mary Brown in their extraordinary account of the 1915 S...

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$18.50
Olivia & Sophia

Olivia & Sophia

Rosie Milne

$18.50

Two audacious women; one remarkable man ‰Û_ When Raffles sets sail from the cold, damp confines of Georgian London to make his name and fortune in ...

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$18.50
Night in the Gardens - Localbooks.sg

Night in the Gardens

J.H. Low

$12.95

Mei was afraid of the dark and unable to sleep. To help her overcome her fear, Adventurous Andy whisked her off on a magical tour of the city at...

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$12.95
Natural History Drawings

Natural History Drawings

John Bastin & Kwa Chong Guan

$48.75

This book brings together for the first time all 477 pieces in Colonel William Farquhar’s collection of natural history drawings, commissioned duri...

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$48.75
Little Guide Book: Chinese Herbs, Spices &
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Little Guide Book: Chinese Herbs, Spices and More

Terry Tan

$12.00

This handy guide features 40 ingredients found in the Chinese kitchen, each illustrated for easy reference and identification. Discover the wealth ...

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$12.00
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Little Guide Book: Asian Herbs, Spices & More

Little Guide Book: Asian Herbs, Spices & More

Devagi Sanmugam

$12.00

This practical guide features 40 ingredients found in the markets of South East Asia, each illustrated for easy reference and identification. Disco...

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$12.00
Islam Explained

Islam Explained

Shaik Kadir

$18.68

This updated edition with a refreshed cover allows readers to better understand and appreciate the truths and expectations of Islam, and hopefully ...

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$18.68
Indian Heritage Cooking

Indian Heritage Cooking

Devagi Sanmugam, Shanmugam Kasinathan

$38.00

The Singapore Heritage Cookbook series documents and preserves the cultural and culinary heritage of the different ethnic groups in Singapore throu...

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$38.00
In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
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In the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles

Nigel Barley

$18.50

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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$18.50
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Images of Gardens by the Bay (2nd Edition)
$27.50
You'll Die in Singapore

You'll Die in Singapore

Charles McCormac

$20.51

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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$20.51
Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger

David Miller

$18.50

During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army looted untold amounts of gold and other valuables from across its occupied colonies in Southeast As...

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$18.50
Written Country - Localbooks.sg

Written Country

Gwee Li Sui

$23.37

Edited by Gwee Li Sui Written Country intriguingly reconstructs the history of modern Singapore through fifty defining moments from the Fall of Sin...

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$23.37
Wine with Asian Food

Wine with Asian Food

Edwin Soon, Patricia Guy

$42.00

The definitive guide to pairing wine with Asian food, this book presents a systematic approach you can use to make matches with panache and confide...

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$42.00
The World in a Garden - Localbooks.sg

The World in a Garden

Bonnie Tinsley

$65.35

Explore the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, SuperTrees and more! • The World in a Garden is the follow-up book to Perpetual Spring: Singapore’s Gard...

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$65.35