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
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
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
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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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$59.90
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My Favourite Recipes

My Favourite Recipes

Ellice Handy

$46.00

First published in 1952 and the subject of numerous reprints and editions, this cookbook is an acclaimed classic among cookbooks published in Singa...

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$46.00
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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$23.32
The Changi Murals

The Changi Murals

Peter W. Stubbs

$19.90

The Changi Murals are a priceless part of our war heritage, holding deep emotional value, not just for ex-prisoners of war, but for all who visit t...

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$19.90
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 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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$29.90
Our Favourite Recipes

Our Favourite Recipes

Ellice Handy

$46.64

Introduction by Ellice Handy. This book is a completely new edition of the out-of-print Methodist Girls’ School centenary publication of 1987. Desi...

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$46.64
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
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
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
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
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 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 Sketchbook

Singapore Sketchbook

Graham Byfield (Illus.), Gretchen Liu

$57.05

Singapore Sketchbook is a celebration of streets and buildings, classic scenes and marvelous architectural details. Singapore is a thriving, modern...

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$57.05
Singapore Notebook

Singapore Notebook

Graham Byfield (Illus.)

$17.50

Singapore Notebook features over 50 drawings and watercolours of artist Graham Byfield, who turns his keen eye and delicate brush to record the enc...

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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