This is Singapore

9789811123894

by Kim Inglish | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789811123894
297 x 210mm
Hardback with Jacket; 128 pages
Pub Date: April 2016
BIC: HBJF, AMX

As Singapore is constantly reinventing itself, this book is a timely publication. After all, anything on contemporary Singapore that doesn’t include the Marina Bay Sands’ iconic towers, Gardens by the Bay and the new Business District extension is hopelessly out of date. Yet, this book is much more than a round-up of Singapore’s new urban cityscapes. Rather, it traces the development of the city-state, showing how so much of the old has been retained and celebrated alongside the new. In addition to an assessment of the downtown core, chapters include an analysis of Singapore’s eco credentials as it strives to become a truly green City within a Garden; how its varied population contributes to its success (and how the various peoples came to its shores); a sober reflection on World War II and Occupation, and reminders thereof; a showcase of all things stylishly Singaporean; and finally, a short look back in time with a selection of evocative black-and-white photographs to Singapore’s early days as a colonial city. Beautifully photographed by Danish photographer, Jacob Termansen, with insightful texts by Kim Inglis, this is a must-have for anybody interested in the history and culture of Singapore.

The Author

Kim Inglis is a British author and editor who has been based in Singapore for over 20 years. Writing for both magazines and books, she specialises in lifestyle subjects — architecture and interior design, spa, travel, food and more. Researching and writing extensively about all things Asian, recent editorial projects include The Architectural Heritage of Sri Lanka and In Search of Bawa, while her most recent book was New Thai Style (2016). www.kiminglis.com

The Photographer

Jacob Termansen is a Danish photographer that spends a few months each year travelling to Asia, the Caribbean and elsewhere on varied book, commercial and magazine projects. His most recent book, Bali Cookbook (2016), contains a collection of recipes from the Island of the Gods, while Jumby Bay and Little Dix Bay are two tantalising coffee-table books produced for the Rosewood Hotel Group. www. termansen.com