Secret Singapore

This is an indispensable guide for those who think they know Singapore ... or who want to discover another side to the city.

Secret Singapore

A lighthouse on the top of a 25-storey apartment block, a unique rocky area that looks like Guilin in China, the remains of a shinto shrine built in the jungle by prisoners of war, houses from the Ming and Qing periods donated by Jackie Chan, the soya sauce bottle bottoms of the National Mosque, the leaning tower of Singapore, the last patch of natural beach left, a forgotten bomb shelter under a national monument, the beautiful modernist door of a former biscuit factory, a hidden kampong (rural village) dwarfed by residential towers, the beautifully preserved old Changi prison gates, get inside the Freemasons headquarter in the stately Masons Hall ... Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Singapore still reserves a number of hidden treasures for those who know how to wander off the beaten track. This is an indispensable guide for those who think they know Singapore ... or those who want to discover another side to the city-state.

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Secret Singapore
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Heidi Sarna, Jerome Lim
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-07 - Publisher:

A lighthouse on the top of a 25-storey apartment block, a unique rocky area that looks like Guilin in China, the remains of a shinto shrine built in the jungle by prisoners of war, houses from the Ming and Qing periods donated by Jackie Chan, the soya sauce bottle bottoms
The Prince and the Merlion
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sabian Lau
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: T.E.A.M Projects Ltd

Retelling of the traditional Malay legend about the origins of the island of Singapore. When Prince Parames is stranded on an island after a storm he meets and befriends the Merlion, a creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. This is the untold tale
Templer and the Road to Malayan Independence
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Leon Comber
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-13 - Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

Dr Comber's account of General Templer's administration in Malaya as High Commissioner and Director of Operations (1952-54) during the Malayan Emergency departs from the usually accepted orthodox assessment of his time in Malaya by focusing on the political and socioeconomic aspects of his governance rather than the military. In doing
Learning from Singapore
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Pak Tee Ng
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-12 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Learning from Singapore tells the inside story of the country’s journey in transforming its education system from a struggling one to one that is hailed internationally as effective and successful. It is a story not of the glory of international test results, but of the hard work and tenacity of
My Singapore Lover
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Judy Chapman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-01 - Publisher: Monsoon Books

Young, Western and single, Sara arrives in Singapore on a magazine assignment to detail the long-held attraction between Western men and Asian women. She soon becomes swept up in the exotic city, mesmerized by its glitter and glamour and seduced by promises of a career, wealth and success. However, a