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SINGAPORE 1819: A LIVING LEGACY
by Kennie Ting
published by Talisman
The story of modern Singapore can be told through its living heritage, essentially the many colourful 'ingredients' that make up this vibrant, cosmopolitan city-state. With the founding of modern Singapore by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, we review the many events, people, artefacts, legends and lifestyles pre- and post-1819 that contributed to make Singapore the unique city it is today.
This is the first book to encompass all aspects of Singaporean heritage, be it sociological, environmental or man-made. Historic personages, monuments, architecture and the arts, cultures and traditions, and flora and fauna are all covered their many facets. The book showcases how much of 1800s and early 1900s Singapore remains today, thereby presenting a lesser-known side to the city-state — one that is surprisingly historic and richly evocative, a different face to a place more often associated with a stark modernity.
Insightful, lively texts by Kennie Ting are accompanied by archival images, contemporary photographs, maps and more to present a comprehensive picture of the city-state, past and present.
- paperback: 192 pages
- product dimensions: 178 x 244 mm
- ISBN: 9789811408168