Category Asian Culture & History

The Romance of the Grand Tour: 100 years of Travel in South East Asia (PB)

April 5, 2019 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryAsian WritingTravel

by Kennie Ting
ISBN 9789811408465
280 x 242mm
Paperback; 208 pages
Pub Date: May 2019
BIC: HBJF, WTLC, WTL

Celebrating a “golden age” of travel, this book retraces the steps of a Grand Tour of South East Asia from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. The Romance of the Grand Tour explores the living heritage of 12 exotic port cities... ....

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The Fall of Singapore: The Battle for Malaya 1841–1842

April 4, 2019 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryPolitics / Current Affairs

by Justin Corfield
ISBN 9789811408175
238 x 165mm
Paperback; 156 pages
Pub Date: April 2019
BIC: AMX, AMC

The Japanese invasion of Malaya in December 1941 is one of the more heavily studied military campaigns in World War II. It has led to much controversy over how the British, Australian and Indian troops, well-prepared and numerically superior to their Japanese opponents,
could so quickly lose the initiative, and then slowly and inexorably lose the campaign...

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Singapore 1819: A Living Legacy (PB)

April 4, 2019 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryAsian Writing

by Kennie Ting
ISBN 9789811408168
238 x 165mm
Paperback; 192 pages
Pub Date: April 2019
BIC: AMX, AMC

The story of modern Singapore as told through its living heritage is encapsulated in this handsome book, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Singapore’s founding as a city-state. Today’s vibrant, cosmopolitan country developed a singular identity through the many colourful ‘ingredients’ outlined in this book. Starting with the founding of modern Singapore by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles....

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New Thai Style

December 29, 2015 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Photography by Michael Freeman | text by Kim Inglis
ISBN 9781780678337
280 x 260 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 192 pages
Pub Date: March 2016
BIC: WTL, WTH, AMV
A Talisman Book for Laurence King

Thai Style is known the world over for its graceful pavilion-style architecture, its elegant interior design approaches, and its ability to combine cultural traditions with craftsmanship. What is not so well known is how these forms have been updated in the last decade or so ... ...

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Memories of Chinatown

July 27, 2015 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Text by Geraldene Lowe-Ismail | illustrated by Graham Byfield
ISBN 9789810958299
205 x 160 mm
Paperback; 96 pages
Pub Date: February 2016
BIC: 1FMS, HBJF, WTL

Memories of Chinatown is a Singapore classic and is now republished with a new visual interpretation by watercolour artist Graham Byfield. Both a memoir and a narrative guide to the vibrant spirit of a bygone Singapore, it is written by much loved ‘walking treasure’ and heritage tour pioneer Geraldene Lowe-Ismail. Blessed with a rich trove of stories and personal knowledge stretching over 50 years, Geraldene delivers a unique insight into the glory ... ...

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