Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2016 - Best Non-Fiction Title
Shortlisted for the Popular Reader's Choice Awards 2016 - English (Children) Books Category
Red Dot Book Award 2016-2017 (Older Readers) 2nd Place
In Secrets of Singapore, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl uncover the nation’s past, from the time of Sang Nila Utama in 1299 to independence in 1965. But wait, there’s more!
They also investigate intriguing areas seldom found in your history books (shhhh!), like cinemas, airports, sports and of course, food! Join the superhero duo as they unearth fascinating facts like:
Which animals have escaped from the Singapore Zoo?
How long was the very first MRT ride?
Where can you see a tiger car? (And what on earth is a tiger car??)
The answers to these burning questions and much more in Danger Dan and Gadget Girl’s guide to Singapore’s past.
"Danger Dan and Gadget Girl have really outsmarted me this time. There are secrets of Singapore that I didn’t even know about! Secrets of Singapore is a comprehensive account of everything Singaporean—from history to politics to transport, education and food—and has fascinating details, interesting commentaries and humorous illustrations. It is a book that should be in every Singaporean kid’s collection."
—Dr Cheah Yin Mee, partner and consultant, Learning Ventures, council member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Singapore
"I wish Danger Dan and Gadget Girl were around to help me with History back when I was in school. Secrets of Singapore will be a boon for those mugging for Social Studies, as it presents facts about the social and cultural history of Singapore in an interesting way, with memorable drawings and illustrations by James Tan."
—Lim Cheng Tju, Country Editor for the International Journal of Comic Art
"An easy-to-read, interesting book that should appeal to any young reader who wants to find out more about Singapore’s history, and which contains many fun facts that are not commonly known."
—Lee Siong Boon, history teacher
"Secrets of Singapore is one for the history buffs, both young and old... It's written in a breezy and accessible style, with lots of graphics, including cheesy puns of the sort I used to ROFL at when I was a child."
"Surprisingly fun and good."
—Nadine Bailey, teacher librarian
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2015