Monthly Archives: November 2011

An Ingenious Reverie: The Photography of Yip Cheong Fun (2006) by Bridget Tracy Tan

This catalogue accompanied the 2006 exhibition of photographs by the celebrated and pioneer Singapore photographer Yip Cheong Fun (1903-1989). In these remarkable photo studies, the National Library Board and the Singapore Heritage Society have presented many aspects of both the … Continue reading

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Ong Teng Cheong: Planner, Politician, President (2005) by Tisa Ng, Lily Tan

This book tells how a serious-minded young man became one of Singapore’s most respected politicians and, ultimately, President of the Republic. Based on extensive research, including interviews with family, friends and colleagues, this account traces the rise to eminence of … Continue reading

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Memories and the National Library: Between Forgetting And Remembering (2000)

by Kwok Kian Woon, Ho Weng Hin and Tan Kar Lin (eds.)   The Singapore Heritage Society has undertaken this compilation of articles and letters that appeared in the local press over the controversial decision by the government to demolish … Continue reading

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Rethinking Chinatown And Heritage Conservation In Singapore (2000)

by Kwok Kian-Woon, C.J. Wee Wan-Ling and Karen Chia (eds)   SHS book in PDF: Rethinking Chinatown N.B.:¬†Appendix (pages 60-88) are not available in the PDF version.   A preliminary review conducted by the Singapore Heritage Society of the Singapore … Continue reading

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‘We Asians’: Between Past And Future (2000)

by Kwok Kian-Woon, Indira Arumugam, Karen Chia and Lee Chee Keng (eds)   In the wide-ranging and often complex papers and discussion at the February 2000 Singapore Conference “We Asians — between Past & Future,” Japanese and Southeast Asian contributors … Continue reading

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Our Place in Time: Exploring Heritage And Memory in Singapore (1999)

by Kwok Kian Woon, Kwa Chong Guan, Lily Kong and Brenda Yeoh (eds.)   Our Place in Time is a collection of papers presented at a forum on 17-18 September 1994. It discusses our search for identity as an attempt … Continue reading

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Chinatown Memories (1998) by Geraldene Lowe-Ismail

A new and charming version of Geraldene’s well known and loved memoir of a Chinatown past. Lavishly illustrated by Derek Corke, who lived and painted Singapore for 18 years, this companion reader and guide to Singapore’s Chinatown is an ideal … Continue reading

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Letters from Mao’s China (1996) by David Marshall

Collection of letters written in 1956 by distinguished Singapore lawyer, the late David Marshall, who was the colony’s first Chief Minister. The volume was edited by the late Prof. Michael Leifer, who also wrote an introduction to the book. In … Continue reading

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What If? Post-War Choices In Singapore (1995) by Lee Geok Boi

An interactive game book showing the reader the choices and decisions that the ordinary person faced in Singapore during World War II and after. This book was published by the Singapore Heritage Society to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Living Legacy: Singapore’s Architectural Heritage Renewed (1994) by Robert Powell

Some of the finest buildings in Singapore have been lovingly restored during the 1980s and gazetted as national monuments. Visit these private homes and national monuments through this coffee table book with extensive photography by celebrated local photographer Albert Lim … Continue reading

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