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Colonial Architectural Heritage Of Malaysia

Colonial Architectural Heritage Of Malaysia

The presence of the English Colonialist brought many important changes in Malaysia and the most glaring and obvious of all are the language of buildings and planning of towns.The English had brought their great ideas of humanistic living through their cultivation of the towns with public squares, streets, and nooks and crannies that create a more humane modern living condition.

Monumental Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Icons

Monumental Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Icons

Embark on a spectacular journey of Singapore's culture and heritage as you follow this guide that explores more than 70 of the country's national monuments. Rich in architectural value, historical worth and social relevance, these buildings include our civic institutions, places of worship, schools, museums and even hotels, with some going back to more than 150 years old. This is a collection of colourful stories and specially curated photos designed to take the reader on a grand retelling of Singapore's built heritage while celebrating the city's communities and their contributions to its physical landscape.

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Latiff Mohidin: Langkawi 1976-1980

Latiff Mohidin: Langkawi 1976-1980

This book is published to commemorate the first exhibition of the Latiff Mohidin's sculptural paintings after 40 years. The exhibition was titled LANGKAWI (1976 -1980) by Latiff Mohidin, From the Studio Series and curated by Khairuddin Hori. It was presented as part of DISINI Festival 2018 at Block 9, #03-21, Gillman Barracks from 23 June to 22 July 2018.

Sunset Survivors: Meet The People Keeping Hong Kong's Traditional Industries Alive

Sunset Survivors: Meet The People Keeping Hong Kong's Traditional Industries Alive

Sunset Survivors tells the stories of Hong Kong's traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, from fortune telling to face threading and letter writing to bird cage making, readers soon find themselves immersed in the streets of old Hong Kong. Filled with interviews, photographs and little-known facts about the city's twilight industries, Sunset Survivors is a tribute to those who keep the flame burning in a city besieged by foreign imports and stiff competition. Survivors is more than just a travel or coffee-table book; it is a tribute to the city's character, a celebration of its roots and a guide to its evolution. Survivors is a vital piece of history.

What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible

What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible

This bilingual catalogue was published following the What is Not Visible is Not Invisible exhibition featuring the FRAC collections in Asia. It presents the genesis, process and artworks from the exhibition, which was showcased in Singapore, Seoul and Bangkok from 6 October 2016 to 26 July 2017. Together with an essay from art critic Patrick Javault, and the introduction to the exhibition by Laurence Gateau and Anne-Claire Duprat, this catalogue includes contributions from Régine Hatchondo, Pierre Buhler, Philippe Richert, Bernard de Montferrand, Angelita Teo and Iman Ismail, Laurencina Farrant-Lee and Pichaya Aime Suphavanij. The catalogue is published by Platform in partnership with the National Museum of Singapore and supported by Institut fran?ais, Paris.

Redefining The Archaic: The Art Of Lim Tze Peng

Redefining The Archaic: The Art Of Lim Tze Peng

Redefining the Archaic: The Art of Lim Tze Peng is a new comprehensive publication on Lim Tze Peng's life and art. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Redefining the Archaic: The Art of Lim Tze Peng at Artspace@Helutrans, 28 July - 12 August 2018, the book is authored by young historian Tan Yong Jun. The book comprises 11 chapters of study and 200 artwork images covering the different periods of Lim Tze Peng's artistic trajectory.

Wong Keen: Flesh Matters

Wong Keen: Flesh Matters

Wong Keen: Flesh Matters is published in conjunction with the exhibition Wong Keen: Flesh Matters at Artspace@Helutrans, 12 July - 22 August 2018. The exhibition charts the latest development in the New York-trained artist's prolific career, which encompasses oil, ink, acrylic, mixed media, and collage works. The book features almost 100 colour illustrations from the artist's Flesh Series, with an essay contributed by Ms. Lee Chor Lin.

Visions Of Sojourns: Paintings Of Ong Kim Seng

Visions Of Sojourns: Paintings Of Ong Kim Seng

Visions of Sojourns: Paintings of Ong Kim Seng is published in conjunction with the exhibition Visions of Sojourns: Paintings of Ong Kim Seng at The Arts House, Gallery I, 25 August - 2 September 2018. The book features over 50 colour illustrations and Mr. Ong's detailed discussion of his observations and techniques in tackling different scenes and stylistic devices in watercolour.

Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore

Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore

Lim Cheng Hoe stands apart from most of Singapore's first-generation artists in many regards. He grew up and was educated in Singapore, and is considered a self-taught artist in the watercolour tradition. His ardour and discipline as a painter merge in his evocative portrayals of light and life in Singapore. In this catalogue, an anthology of out-of-print writings cast the existing body of scholarship on Lim into relief, while newly commissioned essays illumine his practice as a largely self-taught plein-air painter.

Dialogue With The Ancients: 100 Bronzes Of The Shang, Zhou And Han Dynasties - The Shen Zhai Collection

Dialogue With The Ancients: 100 Bronzes Of The Shang, Zhou And Han Dynasties - The Shen Zhai Collection

Dialogue with the Ancients showcases 100 ancient Chinese bronzes from the Collection of Shen Zhai, the Studio of Reverence. Built over four decades, the Collection covers almost all types of bronze vessels found in the entire span of Shang, Zhou and Han Dynasties, circa 1600 BC-AD 220. It is lavishly illustrated, capturing the beauty of the bronzes, with the majority featured in actual size. Each piece is documented in detail, with reference to comparable specimens and archaeological findings. Uniquely, the Catalogue includes several series of objects in chronological sequence; this enables the reader to study the evolution of form, design and technology throughout the three dynasties. Opening with the Editor's essay on his personal journey in forming the Collection, the volume brings together six thought-provoking essays that contribute refreshingly to the scholarship on ancient Chinese bronzes and early China. Dr Tianlong Jiao places the Shen Zhai Collection within the historical context of bronze collecting and modern Chinese archaeology. Prof Eugene Wang offers a thesis on the Hu vessel as the embodiment of life-affirming energies. Prof Li Feng makes a case for 'archaism' as a divergent tradition in Western Zhou. Prof Allison Miller fleshes out the new hybrid style and iconography of Han bronzes, which gave form to an all-inclusive imperial imagination. Two iconic bronzes with animal motifs stand out: the double-headed owl zun and the gilt-bronze bear figure. Dr Wang Tao delves into the symbolism of the owl in early China, highlighting the significance of the Shen Zhai owl zun, which he traces to the transition from late Shang to early Western Zhou. Ms Sarah Wong examines the Shen Zhai bear and discusses the mythological roots of the bear motif in Han bronzes. This will serve as a valuable reference book on ancient Chinese bronzes.

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Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom

Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom

For over 30 years, Mano Sabnani has relentlessly sought to inculcate financial literacy in ordinary, hardworking people and fought for their rights as small shareholders. With his rich experience as a newspaper editor, TV and social media personality, banker, company director and investor, as well as his unwavering concern for the man in the street, Mano has become arguably Singapore's favourite financial captain. Let Mano guide you with his steady hand through the intricacies of financial planning and investment, illuminating the bewildering details and making them easy to understand.

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth

In The Ethical Investor's Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done - some of the Big Boys have done it - and this invaluable new book shows us how.

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Seed From Heaven, The

Seed From Heaven, The

When a seemingly insignificant seed fell onto an old man's head, nothing quite prepared him and the people around him for the marvel that was to unfold.

Growing Up In Kampong Potong Pasir

Growing Up In Kampong Potong Pasir

It is 1958 and Josephine is staring at a Milo tin. She cannot make sense of the letters! To learn how to read, she needs to sell nasi lemak made by her loving mother to her neighbours in Kampong Potong Pasir, so she can have enough money to pay for school fees. Join Josephine on her quest to go to school, and on other adventures through grasslands and attap-thatched huts, to hunt for frogs and eels for food with her friends. This is Josephine Chia's first book for young readers to understand kampong life in Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s.

Anak Kampung Bernama Sidek (A Kampung Boy Named Sidek)

Anak Kampung Bernama Sidek (A Kampung Boy Named Sidek)

Anak Kampung Bernama Sidek is a 36-page bilingual children's illustrated book. It is Sidek Saniff's true account centred on his memories of growing up in a kampung before highrises dominated the Singapore landscape. The former Senior Minister of State, who turned 80 recently, lived in Kampung Radin Mas, a Malay village that had its beginnings in the 1880s and was demolished in 1973 as part of the nation's development plan. Guided by the adage 'It takes a village to raise a child', Cikgu Sidek - who was bestowed the title Tokoh Guru, or Exemplary Teacher, by his alma mater Sultan Idris Training College, now UPSI - looks at a time when kampung residents celebrated the kampung spirit by looking out for one another as a family. It was this same 'helping hand' spirit that led him to start Mendaki and Tabung Amal Aidilfitri. With 12 grandchildren of his own, Cikgu Sidek tapped on his experience both as a teacher and a grandfather to select vignettes he believes will 'speak' to young readers and inspire them; he addresses them the way a loving grandfather would.

Hafiz And The Raya Recipes

Hafiz And The Raya Recipes

Hafiz is disappointed because his parents will not be home in time for Hari Raya. He and his siblings decide to cook for their own Hari Raya feast, with their favourite dishes like ikan bakar and ayam goreng, and to invite their relatives and friends. They ask their Nenek - their grandmother - to show them how to cook, but because she cooks by sight, touch and taste, she suggests that they look for her recipes that are "somewhere around the place… stored in an old suitcase". Hafiz manages to find the suitcase and he and his siblings are able to cook their favourite dishes for Hari Raya.

Woosh! A Coral's Journey

Woosh! A Coral's Journey

This book is part of the Raffles Institution's Ecological Literacy children's books series, which aims to teach young readers about local wildlife and nature through accessible picture books. Cory, the little coral spat, follows the current on an adventure to find a home. It travels to any fascinating places but it doesn't seem to belong! Where can Coral go?

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Destination Shanghai

Destination Shanghai

For the privileged a cosmopolitan pleasure ground; For the desperate a port of last resort. A pot of gold at the end of an Oriental rainbow; A thick slice of hell denounced from the pulpit. The start of a journey for many; The end of the road for some. A place to find fame, or to seek anonymity; Rogues, chancers, showgirls, criminals... For so many people from so many lands, there was one phrase that sent a tingle of hope or a shiver of anticipation down every spine: "DESTINATION SHANGHAI".

Blurring Boundaries: The Chindian Identity Quest

Blurring Boundaries: The Chindian Identity Quest

The results of a fascinating study of one of Malaysia's many forgotten minorities, the Chindians, descendants of Chinese and Indian ancestors. As with many of mixed race, both the Chindians and the society in which they live and which they support struggle with trying to pigeon hole them. The book looks at various aspects of identity including ethnicity. language, religion and family.112 pages with a bibliography, index and figures and tables.

Heritage Dim Sum: A Teacher Remembers

Heritage Dim Sum: A Teacher Remembers

Through engrossing, easy-to-read anecdotes, a pioneer-generation Singaporean recounts the significant milestones in his life, including his varied experiences as a classroom teacher, university tutor, vice-principal, senior lecturer, assistant director, Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation International civil servant, specialist advisor and newsletter editor. Koh Kong Chia taught English in Singapore, Port Moresby, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Chengdu and Beijing over a span of 33 years. The sights, sounds and charms of old Singapore as seen through his perspective growing up in the post-war colonial period are also lovingly conveyed, as is his lifelong fascination with Chinese dialect opera. This book hopes to provide a unique appreciation of Singapore's heritage and culture through the lens of someone who had a ringside seat witnessing the birth of modern Singapore from the 1940s onwards.

Home Is Not Here

Home Is Not Here

One of Asia's most important public intellectuals, Wang Gungwu is best-known for his explorations of Chinese history in the long view, and for his writings on the Chinese overseas. In this book the historian of grand themes turns to the intimate scale of a single life history: his own.

Asking Why

Asking Why

Asking Why is a collection of eclectic speeches and writings by prominent entrepreneur Ho Kwon Ping during his life so far, from schooldays through to a career in journalism and as a public intellectual, over a period of over 40 years. Curated into clusters with their own prefaces to provide context to the pieces, plus a separate chapter relating the chronology of his life so far, Asking Why is Ho's take on various issues around him, to which he asked why frequently - and which were often without clear answers. Ho Kwon Ping is the founder chairman of both Banyan Tree Holdings and Singapore Management University. Though both institutions are quite established in their own fields, his early life was a lot less respectable, involving being kicked out of university and a stint as a political detainee. Trained in development economics, employed as a journalist, and then becoming an accidental entrepreneur and amateur educator, Ho in the process has commented on many issues through speeches and published articles.

Education   More books>>>

Arts And Crafts In Waldorf Schools: An Integrated Approach

Arts And Crafts In Waldorf Schools: An Integrated Approach

Arts and crafts are a core part of the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum, helping children to develop emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually, as well as learning practical skills. This comprehensive book addresses every aspect of arts and crafts, including woodwork, forestry, metalwork, stone carving, clay modelling, pottery and much more. Written by experienced Waldorf craft teachers, this comprehensive book is an invaluable tool and resource for Middle and Upper School (Classes 5 to 13).

Painting At School: A Handbook For Elementary And Secondary Education In Waldorf Schools

Painting At School: A Handbook For Elementary And Secondary Education In Waldorf Schools

Watercolour painting is a key part of the Waldorf curriculum, and is important in the healthy development of a child. This lovely book is a thorough overview of watercolor painting in the Waldorf curriculum, up to Class 12 (age 18). It includes practical advice for teachers and clear exercises. It discusses Goethe's theory of colour as well as how to paint with different ages and grades.

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Chinese Clans In Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1)

Chinese Clans In Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1)

Among the Chinese living in the state of Penang in Malaysia, many of them originated from the same clan sharing the same ancestry. In order to make a living, they cooperated in the spirit of unity to strengthen their powers. For 200 years, they gradually founded more than 170 ancestral organisations, the highest number of ancestral organizations among other Malaysian states. Chinese Clans in Penang: A Concise History (Volume 1) is a book with chapters on how Chinese forefathers landed and settled in Penang, where they sought a livelihood and considered their home ever since. Under the lens of the same camera and descriptions, this book presents accounts pertaining to the perseverance, selfless commitment and sacrifice of the forefathers in providing welfare to their clansmen. This colossal book covers over 100 clan houses complete with beautiful interior and exterior photographs, location maps, clan histories and origins of surname. Texts in Chinese and English.

Dalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs Mss

Dalley And The Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: Mi5 Vs Mss

This book fills an important gap in the history and intelligence canvas of Singapore and Malaya immediately after the surrender of the Japanese in August 1945. It deals with the establishment of the domestic intelligence service known as the Malayan Security Service (MSS), which was pan-Malayan covering both Singapore and Malaya, and the colourful and controversial career of Lieutenant Colonel John Dalley, the Commander of Dalforce in the WWII battle for Singapore and the post-war Director of MSS. It also documents the little-known rivalry between MI5 in London and MSS in Singapore, which led to the demise of the MSS and Dalley's retirement.

The Peak: An Illustrated History Of Hong Kong's Top District

The Peak: An Illustrated History Of Hong Kong's Top District

The Peak is Hong Kong's top residential district, where property prices are as high as the altitude. How did it become an exclusive enclave in the bustling business center of 19th-century Asia? The British wanted relief from summer heat and the Peak was the obvious place to escape it. When the Governor adopted Mountain Lodge as a summer getaway, development accelerated and the opening of the Peak Tram in 1888 made access easier. Gradually a community developed and a church, a club and a school were established. This book describes how the now-popular tourist area developed over time and adapted as needs changed.

Tin Hats And Rice: A Diary Of Life As A Hong Kong Prisoner Of War, 1941-1945

Tin Hats And Rice: A Diary Of Life As A Hong Kong Prisoner Of War, 1941-1945

"I can't visualise us getting out of this, but I want to TRY to believe in a future," wrote 23-year-old Barbara Anslow (then Redwood) in her diary on 8th December 1941, a few hours after Japan first attacked Hong Kong. Her 1941-1946 diaries (with postwar explanations where necessary) are an invaluable source of information on the civilian experience in British Hong Kong during the second world war. The diaries record her thoughts and experiences through the fighting, the surrender, three-and-a-half years of internment, then liberation and adjustment to normal life. The diaries have been quoted by leading historians on the subject. Now they are available in print for the first time, making them available to a wider audience.

Savu: History And Oral Tradition On An Island Of Indonesia

Savu: History And Oral Tradition On An Island Of Indonesia

The book focuses on the historical trajectories of Savu, an island in the Nusa Tenggara Timur province, eastern Indonesia. While Savu is a relatively small island, aspects of its society, as well as this study's blend of anthropology and historical method, makes this book of fundamental relevance to the ongoing comparative examination of Austronesian-speaking populations from Madagascar to Hawaii and from Taiwan to Timor. This book brings together Duggan's detailed understanding of Savunese society and genealogies with H?gerdal's deep knowledge of the Dutch and Portuguese archives to understand the overlap between these perspectives on Savu's past. The text discusses the precolonial period up to the sixteenth century, and then examines how early-colonial encounters with the Portuguese and Dutch (VOC) changed the system of governance. In the nineteenth century, the Savunese embarked on minor colonial enterprises in Timor and Sumba, and were still largely autonomous vis-à-vis the colonial state. Protestant missionaries gained foothold after 1870, though Christianization was a slow process. Colonial rule via a Dutch-appointed raja was introduced in the early twentieth century. The text follows the fate of Savu during the struggle for independence and the postcolonial era, discussing the dilemmas of modernization and the resilience of the unique local culture.

Soul Catcher: Java's Fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726-95

Soul Catcher: Java's Fiery Prince Mangkunagara I, 1726-95

Mangkunagara I (1726-95) was one of the most flamboyant figures of 18th-century Java. A charismatic rebel from 1740 to 1757 and one of the foremost military commanders of his age, he won the loyalty of many followers. He was also a devout Muslim of the Mystic Synthesis style, a devotee of Javanese culture and a lover of beautiful women and Dutch gin. His enemies-the Surakarta court, his uncle the rebel and later Sultan Mangkubumi of Yogyakarta and the Dutch East India Company-were unable to subdue him, even when they united against him. In 1757 he settled as a semi-independent prince in Surakarta, pursuing his objective of as much independence as possible by means other than war, a frustrating time for a man who was a fighter to his fingertips. Professor Ricklefs here employs an extraordinary range of sources in Dutch and Javanese-among them Mangkunagara I's voluminous autobiographical account of his years at war, the earliest autobiography in Javanese so far known-to bring this important figure to life. As he does so, our understanding of Java's devastating civil war of the mid-18th century is transformed and much light is shed on Islam and culture in Java.

Studying Singapore Before 1800

Studying Singapore Before 1800

Historians rely on Singapore's strategic position to explain its great success as a royal trading port in the 14th century, and as a British colony after 1819. What, then, accounts for the many centuries when it seemed not to thrive? This volume collects studies about Singapore before 1800, bringing together different efforts across the 20th century at reconstructing Singapore's ""missing years"".

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Politics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing Indonesia

Politics Of Shari'a Law, The: Islamist Activists And The State In Democratizing Indonesia

The Islamization of politics in Indonesia after 1998 presents an underexplored puzzle: why has there been a rise in the number of shari'a laws despite the electoral decline of Islamist parties? Michael Buehler presents an analysis of the conditions under which Islamist activists situated outside formal party politics may capture and exert influence in Muslim-majority countries facing democratization. His analysis shows that introducing competitive elections creates new pressures for entrenched elites to mobilize and structure the electorate, thereby opening up new opportunities for Islamist activists to influence politics. Buehler's analysis of changing state-religion relations in formerly authoritarian Islamic countries illuminates broader theoretical debates on Islamization in the context of democratization. This timely text is essential reading for students, scholars, and government analysts.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #23: Legislation On Underwater Cultural Heritage In Southeast Asia: Evolution And Outcomes

Trends In Southeast Asia 2017 #23: Legislation On Underwater Cultural Heritage In Southeast Asia: Evolution And Outcomes

This paper examines the evolution of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) legislation in Southeast Asia. Legislation in every country differs, with some reflecting great cultural awareness and some signalling neglect. Countries examined include Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore. Singapore, in particular, does not have legislation dealing specifically with UCH, although both terrestrial and underwater cultural heritage policy is currently under review. Singapore can afford institutional investigation and excavation, thereby avoiding the pitfalls of private partnerships. Singapore can afford enforcement. By cherry-picking the most effective UCH policies from like-minded governments and moulding them to fit Singapore's unique circumstance Singapore could go from non-starter to leader through a single act of parliament.

Leisure   More books>>>

Bekwoh: Stories & Recipes From Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast

Bekwoh: Stories & Recipes From Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast

In his third book, Bryan turns his attention to the food of the Malaysian Peninsula's east coast, comprising the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. Researched and written over the span of two years, Bekwoh is a journey, from the fishing villages of Terengganu where keropok lekor is made, to Kota Bharu's famous central market with its giddying selection of kuih (local snacks), from the border town of Tumpat for khao jam to the lemang and rendang shacks in Pahang. It also touches on the daily and festive foods of the Peranakan Chinese communities in Kelantan and Terengganu. Essentially an East Coast term for vast cooking vessels, Bekwoh suggests abundance, big-heartedness and merriment, and that is what Bryan serves up, with a collection of over 100 recipes.

Allanbakes Really Good No-Nonsense Nyonya Treats

Allanbakes Really Good No-Nonsense Nyonya Treats

Prepare irresistable Peranakan snacks and desserts at home with ease. AllanBakes Really Good No-Nonsense Nyonya Treats takes a no-frills approach and distils into simple steps the art of preparing these crowd-pleasing delights. From the creamy and sticky kuih salat (steamed glutinous rice cake with a coconut custard layer) to the hearty, sweet and savoury Nyonya chang (savoury rice dumpling) and the crispy and fluffy kuih bahulu (petite egg sponge cakes), this collection of colourful, rich and aromatic treats will be relished by everyone. With this book, creating traditional Nyonya favourites in the kitchen will be as enjoyable as savouring them.

Allanbakes Really Good No-Nonsense Cakes

Allanbakes Really Good No-Nonsense Cakes

Prepare scrumptious home-baked cakes with little fuss. AllanBakes Really Good No-Nonsense Cakes serves up a collection of seriously delicious cakes that can be baked effortlessly at home. Indulge in luscious treats such as molten lava cake, berries and cream shortcake, and rich chocolate cream cheese pound cake, or try the unusual black pepper cake. Allan's no-frills approach keeps his recipes easy to understand. Be it a special occasion or a quiet afternoon treat, there is always room for a slice or two of Allan's honestly good creations.

When We Were Kings: A Golden Era Of Singapore Rugby

When We Were Kings: A Golden Era Of Singapore Rugby

The 1978 Singapore rugby team made history by beating the powerful Kiwis, clinching the Malaysian Rugby Union Cup and winning a treble of national awards. Yet their triumphs were all but wiped from sporting history. Veteran sportswriter Godfrey Robert traces the blood, sweat and tears behind an extraordinary decade for Singapore rugby, starting in 1972 with the controversial first all-Asian team and culminating in another unthinkable victory in 1982. When We Were Kings includes first-person accounts from the heroes of the day: Coach Natahar Bava, skipper Song Koon Poh, Singapore Rugby Union boss Howard Cashin and many others.

Keto East

Keto East

Food is Love. American-Singaporean Kelly knew this as a child eating her family's Asian dishes. However, food became a nightmare in her twenties as she battled a yo-yo weight gain that escalated into self-loathing for 18 years. Discovering low carb high fat (LCHF) Ketogenic eating lifestyle from her husband doctor Dan, she returned to love: in her marriage, with her food, and ultimately with herself. Keto East honors her favorite delicious childhood recipes, which Kelly offers up Keto style. Rarely is a cookbook such an emotional journey, Kelly's love story will inspire anyone that has struggled or struggles with food and their weight to live KETO, enjoying delicious and satisfying comfort foods while reclaiming their health and self-esteem.

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Hantu Macabre: A Suzanna Sim Paranormal Crime Mystery

Hantu Macabre: A Suzanna Sim Paranormal Crime Mystery

Beloved Malaysian actress Annabelle Shek is found dead, her body was decapitated and dismembered. Annabelle is the first of many such victims. Every three months, another woman is found murdered in the same way, and it becomes apparent that these killings are part of a sacrificial ritual. Enter Suzanna Sim - a hard-boiled, tattooed punk rocker forced to grow up on the streets of George Town, Penang when she was orphaned at a young age. She's the owner of a private investigation firm that specializes in black magic and occult crimes. She solves these cases with the help of her supernatural partner: a toyol named Tokek.

Lion City: Stories

Lion City: Stories

A man learns that all the animals at the Zoo are robots. A secret terminal in Changi Airport caters to the gods. A prince falls in love with a crocodile. A concubine is lost in time. The island of Singapore disappears. These are the exquisitely strange tales of Lion City, the first collection of short fiction by award-winning poet and playwright Ng Yi-Sheng. Infused with myth, magical realism and contemporary sci-fi, each of these tales invites the reader to see this city-state in a new and darkly fabulous light.

Swordfish + Concubine

Swordfish + Concubine

Swordfish + Concubine is a play inspired by the old Malay classic Sejarah Melayu. Playwright Kee Thuan Chye takes the popular story of the swordfish attack on Singapura and that of the Sultan's favourite concubine who is sentenced to death by impalement, and weaves them together to produce an epic that resonates with the present. He infuses it with drama, comedy, action, satire, gamelan music and rap. Yes, rap! It is sweeping, lavish and filled with fun, and it appeals to the senses, the mind and the heart. In 2006, it was judged one of the top five plays entered for the International Playwriting Festival organised by Warehouse Theatre in the UK.

18 Walls: A Novel

18 Walls: A Novel

This action-packed thriller follows a squad of 18-year-olds who must fight an army of Savages in a war they did not choose. Ren is an elite fighter who feels no emotions. That makes him the perfect soldier to battle the Savages, a feral army of half-animal, half-human species prowling outside the 18 walls protecting the city...at least that's what the propaganda machine will have him believe. He and his motley squad are armed with genetic enhancements before venturing beyond the walls. They come to learn more about themselves and their enemies than they could have ever imagined.

When The Lights Went Off

When The Lights Went Off

As the poet navigates through middle age, beset by questions on aging, love and loss, and the incipient awareness of mortality, these poems give shape and meaning to those attendant, oft-unspoken anxieties. Through coy irony, imagined personas and leaps of creative faith, Tan's fifth collection of poetry interrogates the redemptive possibilities of art, promising a journey through the familiar and the off-kilter.

Regarding

Regarding

Written in response to the National Gallery Singapore's exhibitions, Madeleine Lee's volume of ekphrastic poetry enacts the ways in which language may respond to art. Each poem a vignette of a show, words compose, question and revision the visual in novel forms of their own making. regarding is the first title in the Gallery's Words on Art series-books dedicated to articulating the intersections between visual and literary art.

Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine, The

Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine, The

A housewife turns into a vending machine. Zombies are coming for tea. An unnamed narrator dreams of a cat. "The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine" is a book on metamorphosis - metaphorical and physical, calculated and involuntary. Here is an invitation to explore how myth fits with the mundane, and how we shapeshift alongside our endlessly changing environments, muddying along life as best as we can.

Footnotes On Falling

Footnotes On Falling

footnotes on falling is a collection of 44 poems about sub-optimal life choices. the poems constantly laugh at themselves because they are polite, and asian. they shuffle their feet sideways while declining eye contact. they indulge in wordplay because it gives them something to do with their fingers. they prefer to read out but also prefer this be done in private. they secretly would like you to bring them home.

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End Of Umno?, The: Essay On Malaysia's Former Dominant Party (New And Expanded Post-Ge14 Ed.)

End Of Umno?, The: Essay On Malaysia's Former Dominant Party (New And Expanded Post-Ge14 Ed.)

What is the future of Malaysia's former dominant party, the United Malays National Organisation or UMNO? With the loss of government in the May 2018 General Election (GE14) after 61 years in government, the party faces a different, more uncertain future. It is grappling with its new role in the national political opposition and continued questions about the leadership of former prime minister Najib Tun Razak. This collection is an expanded edition of the original 2016, The End of UMNO? It includes the original five essays (including the foreword by current Foreign Minister in the Pakatan Harapan government and former UMNO Supreme Council member Saifuddin Abdullah), as well as new post-GE14 epilogue essays by each of the contributors - John Funston, Clive Kessler, James Chin and Bridget Welsh, all prominent and established scholars studying Malaysian politics. It also includes a new foreword by veteran UMNO leader, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who contested for the party presidency in the June 2018 party elections. The contributors in this collection study developments in Malaysia's dominant party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and discuss the question of whether UMNO is in fact at an end.

Anatomy Of An Electoral Tsunami

Anatomy Of An Electoral Tsunami

This is a collection of articles by three of Malaysia's most prolific and respected political commentators on the forces which created the historic GE14 result in 2018.

Dividing Asean And Conquering The South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

Dividing Asean And Conquering The South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

The "ASEAN Way" is based on the principle of consensus; any individual member state effectively has a veto over any proposal with which it disagrees. Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea analyzes how China uses its influence to divide ASEAN countries in order to prevent them from acting collectively to resolve their territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. Using comparative case studies of China's relations with Cambodia, the Philippines, and Myanmar, O'Neill argues that the regime type in the country with which China is interacting plays an important role in enhancing or constraining China's ability to influence the governments of developing states within ASEAN and globally. Authoritarian institutions facilitate Chinese influence while democratic institutions inhibit that influence.

1Mdb: The Scandal That Brought Down A Government A Prime Minister, A Whizz Kid And The Biggest Kleptocracy The World Has Ever Known

1Mdb: The Scandal That Brought Down A Government A Prime Minister, A Whizz Kid And The Biggest Kleptocracy The World Has Ever Known

This book is a gripping account of the biggest, most audacious kleptocracy the world has ever known - over RM40 billion lost or stolen by a corrupt Malaysian government through 1Malaysia Development Berhad or 1MDB. It has all the elements of a Hollywood thriller with a cast featuring a sultan, a prime minister, his high-flying and even more high-spending wife, and a baby-faced whizz kid as the mastermind who was in his late twenties when it all started and who cavorted with actors and socialites such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton on yachts and other expensive places. Despite the Barisan Nasional government going to great lengths to cover up the scandal, it exploded and spread. The people tired of the blatant theft threw BN out in the general elections of 9 May, ending 61 years of uninterrupted BN rule. The book shows how the scandal developed, the way the various embezzlements were executed, traces the money flows and tracks the beneficiaries of a crime which could not go undetected because it was so big. Now, those who are responsible are finally being brought to account through a process which will take years.

Sarawak Report, The: The Inside Story Of The 1Mdb Expose

Sarawak Report, The: The Inside Story Of The 1Mdb Expose

This is the story of the have-nots and the have-yachts,of the failings of globalisation, and how a tiny rainforest campaign derailed the world's largest theft and brought down a government. The Sarawak Report is the stranger-than-fiction tale of how one woman uncovered the world's biggest theft which, in 2018, brought down the Malaysian government. Investigating the deforestation of Sarawak, Borneo, and the dispossession of its people, journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown followed a trail ofcorruption that led her to the heart of Malaysian politics and to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself Determined that the public should know the truth, she started a blog, which became Malaysia's go-to news outlet for information that the government was trying to suppress - and whistleblowers wanted to get out. She was soon running a radio station too. To nail down absolute proof, Rewcastle Brown criss-crossed the globe and, defying danger, pieced together the evidence of the 1MDB scandal- the theft of billions from the country's sovereign wealth fund. Her reporting - exposing the shady dealings of international politicians, finance powerhouses, prominent PR firms, and Hollywood glitterati - convulsed Malaysian politics and reverberated around the world. The US government made its largest ever kleptocracy asset seizure, while banks and bankers fell. Sweeping in scope, The Sarawak Report provides a jaw-dropping behind the-scenes narrative of Malaysia's recent turbulent political struggles, revealing, as never before, how government funded cyber-warfare and fake news operate, and, in an era of threadbare mainstream media, demonstrating that epoch-changing investigative journalism is still possible. It is an urgent account of the reality of globalisation - and the astonishing story of how one person made a difference.

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Dao Of Healing, The: Christian Perspectives On Chinese Medicine

Dao Of Healing, The: Christian Perspectives On Chinese Medicine

The last 50 years have seen the popularity of Chinese medicine grow exponentially. In China, Korea, Japan and Singapore, Chinese medicine has been incorporated into their healthcare systems to varying degrees. In the West, it is no longer uncommon for patients to consult Chinese medicine doctors, many of whom are non-Chinese. However, among Christians in many parts of the developed world, Chinese medicine is still viewed with suspicion and negativity. Are these fears justified? How can we better understand the roots and practices of Chinese medicine? The Dao of Healing takes us on an in-depth exploration of the histories and philosophies that have shaped both Western biomedicine and Chinese medicine in order that we might make informed judgements about them.

Hamka And Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform In The Malay World

Hamka And Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform In The Malay World

Since the early twentieth century, Muslim reformers have been campaigning for a total transformation of the ways in which Islam is imagined. Islam in the Malay World has a long list of innovative Muslim reformers. The author Haji Abdullah Malik Abdul Karim Amrullah, commonly known as "Hamka," is one of the most influential. In Hamka and Islam, Khairudin Aljunied employs the term "cosmopolitan reform" to describe Hamka's attempt to harmonize the many streams of Islamic and Western thought while posing solutions to the various challenges facing Muslims in the Malay world. Among the major themes explored by Aljunied are reason and revelation, moderation and extremism, social justice, the state of women in society, and Sufism in the modern age, as well as the importance of history in reforming the minds of modern Muslims. Aljunied argues that Hamka demonstrated intellectual openness and inclusiveness towards a whole range of thoughts and philosophies to develop his own imaginary and vocabulary of reform, attesting to Hamka's unique ability to function as a conduit for competing Islamic and secular groups.

Place Of Music In The Church And In Society, The

Place Of Music In The Church And In Society, The

Music is an unavoidable part of our humanity. Like religion, music too is a universal phenomenon because human beings were created with aesthetic aspect. This booklet discusses the importance of music both in the Church and society. It begins with a description of music from the perspective of the aesthetic mode. After placing music in its relation with the aesthetic aspect, it describes music from the biblical perspective and proceeds to draw insights from the Reformers on their theology of music. The three general typology of church music will be analyzed and examined. Finally, the place of music in society is discussed, before concluding.

Buddhism, Politics And Political Thought In Myanmar

Buddhism, Politics And Political Thought In Myanmar

This is the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar. Matthew J. Walton draws extensively on Burmese language sources from the last 150 years to describe the 'moral universe' of contemporary Theravada Buddhism that has anchored most political thought in Myanmar. In explaining multiple Burmese understandings of notions such as 'democracy' and 'political participation', the book provides readers with a conceptual framework for understanding some of the key dynamics of Myanmar's ongoing political transition. Some of these ideas help to shed light on restrictive or exclusionary political impulses, such as anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism or scepticism towards the ability of the masses to participate in politics. Walton provides an analytical framework for understanding Buddhist influences on politics that will be accessible to a wide range of readers and will generate future research and debate.

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Genus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, The

Genus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, The

This beautiful book describes 32 Schefflera taxa, including 29 species, from the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Bomeo. Prior to this work, only seven species of Schef?era in Sabah had published names and none had been described from the state in the last 100 years. Thus this treatment provides a long overdue contribution to our understanding of the genus, in particular, and the Sabah flora, in general. Beyond including an enumeration of the species of Schefflera in Sabah, introductory material on both the history and systematics of the genus and natural history of Sabah is provided. Numerous photographic images and line drawings are provided to illustrate the taxa and their distinguishing characteristics. In addition, distribution maps document the occurrence of each species and variety. This account will be an invaluable addition to botanical libraries and aid to herbarium curators worldwide with an interest in Schefflera from Bomeo.

Phillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And Kalimantan

Phillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And Kalimantan

A fully updated second edition of this user-friendly field guide to the mammals of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of all 247 land mammals and 30 marine species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 colour plates. Each plate is accompanied by species descriptions covering taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits and status. Distribution is shown by detailed thumbnail maps. There are 7 habitat plates, 12 regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 21 (2018)

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 21 (2018)

Malay Peninsula, Greater Sunda Islands (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi), Lesser Sunda Islands (e.g. Bali, Lombok, Komodo, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), and Papuasia (Maluku, New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, but excluding Bougainville). Many of the world's biodiversity hotspots are located in Malesia. The flora may be represented by as many as 30,000 flowering plants, including 6000 native orchid species in 200 genera. Approximately 3000 species are recorded from the island of New Guinea alone, while Mount Kinabalu on Borneo, an area of only about 1200 km2, has 850 taxa of orchids in 137 general.

125 Best Birdwatching Sites In Southeast Asia, The

125 Best Birdwatching Sites In Southeast Asia, The

An expanded and fully updated edition of The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in Southeast Asia. The book covers sites in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora

Departing From Java: Javanese Labour, Migration And Diaspora

From colonial times through to the present day, large numbers of Javanese have left their homes to settle in other parts of Indonesia or much further afield. Frequently this dispersion was forced, often with traumatic results. Today, Javanese communities are found as close as Kalimantan and as far away as Suriname and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, migrant workers from Java continue to travel abroad, finding short-term employment in places like Malaysia and the Middle East. This volume traces the different ways in which Javanese migrants and migrant communities are connected in their host society and with Java as a real or imagined authoritative source of norms, values and loyalties. It underlines the importance of diaspora as a process in order to understand the evolving notions of a Javanese homeland across time and space.

Growing Up Perempuan

Growing Up Perempuan

Growing up as a woman is hard. Growing up as a woman in the Muslim community is harder. In a world still filled with superstitions, if you die during childbirth you become a vampiric ghost and if you survive you might get attacked by a flying ghost. You collect experiences in the workplace that should be office satire but aren't. You face constant judgement, try to live up to endless expectations, and somehow…still fall short. Growing Up Perempuan is a collection of stories written by women, for women. This book offers stories of love and loss, strength and endurance, confidence and courage - stories that inspire and empower. This is a book about challenging the status quo and learning to chart our own paths instead of having the world define them for us.

Birthday Book, The: The Roads We Take

Birthday Book, The: The Roads We Take

The roads we take don't always lead us to our final destination. Sometimes, the roads are filled with crevices and potholes. At other times, the roads may be smooth-sailing, but we question our decisions in taking these routes. Regardless of these decisions, they make who we are and influence how we will continue to traverse different roads in the future. In the 2018 edition of The Birthday Book, contributors reflect on the paths they have chosen to take in their lives. More than just personal stories, these essays highlight the importance of resilience and the evolution of the political and social landscape in Singapore. The book compels readers to think of the complexity of the future roads we must take, as individuals, as a nation-because in sunny Singapore, no one road stays forever.

Ensuring A Square Meal: Women And Food Security In Southeast Asia

Ensuring A Square Meal: Women And Food Security In Southeast Asia

Research on women and food security in Southeast Asia has been limited. The collection of chapters in Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia is one of the first attempts at providing a lens into the linkages between women and food security at the household, community, national and transnational levels. More broadly, the chapters examine women's contribution to the food security of households, resource distribution to produce food, and the purchasing power to buy food. In analysing the various facets to food security in relation to gender, the analyses focus on women and food security within the meanings of "private" and "public", and the extent to which the effects of the two spheres spill over into each other. Given women's critical role in food and agricultural production and provision, Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia assesses the structural forces that enable women to access productive resources and, in turn, ensure sustainable strategies for food security at the household level.

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Inside The House Of The Raja

Inside The House Of The Raja

Forgotten in Thailand's troubled Deep South, on the border of Muslim Malaysia, stands a dilapidated wooden palace once home to a Malay ruler, the last of his dynasty. Locals call it the House of the Raja, a place suffused with loss and solitude, laden with the region s glorious past and tragic present. Intrigued by this demonised, yet little-known borderland, Xavier Comas chanced upon this mysterious house. Crossing the doorway, he fell under its spell and felt compelled to delve into its past. The caretaker, a Muslim shaman who held rituals inside, invited the author to stay and initiated him into its hidden dimensions. As he builds a bond of trust with the inhabitants of the house, the missing pieces of its history gently fall into place, revealing an ancient culture long hidden and the building s ties to the centuries-old struggles in this contested region. Comas evocative story take us into a realm of hauntings, mystic powers and fading memories. His first-hand account enthralls the reader with vivid descriptions in which the real and the magical entwine. Inside the House of the Raja provides a missing key to controversial issues of legacy, belief and identity in Thailand s Muslim South.

Monocle Guide To Hotels, Inns And Hideaways, The A Manual For Everyone From Holidaymakers To Hoteliers. We Sidestep The Humdrum Haunts In Favour Of Stays With Substance

Monocle Guide To Hotels, Inns And Hideaways, The A Manual For Everyone From Holidaymakers To Hoteliers. We Sidestep The Humdrum Haunts In Favour Of Stays With Substance

Monocle's latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel - and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, this book delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.

Singapore Dreams And Other Adventures Travel Writings From An Asian Journey

Singapore Dreams And Other Adventures Travel Writings From An Asian Journey

In 1911, Hermann Hesse sailed through southeastern Asian waters on a trip that would define much of his later writing. Hesse brings his unique eye to scenes such as adventures in a rickshaw, watching foreign theater performances, exploring strange floating cities on stilts, and luxuriating in the simple beauty of the lush natural landscape. Even in the doldrums of travel, he records his experience with faithful humor, wit, and sharp observation, offering a broad vision of travel in the early 1900s. With a glimpse into the workings of his mind through the pages of his journals, poems, and a short story - all translated into English for the first time - these writings describe the real-life experiences that inspired Hesse to pen his most famous works.

Ancient Sites Of Southeast Asia: A Traveler's Guide Through History, Ruins And Landscapes

Ancient Sites Of Southeast Asia: A Traveler's Guide Through History, Ruins And Landscapes

Designed to assist the adventurous visitor to the region, the book is also an armchair traveler's introduction to many of the most historic and visually engaging monuments across seven nations: Indonesia,Vietnam, Cambodia,Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Malaysia. In addition to background on and descriptions of individual sites, the guide provides essential tips for travelers and an extensive reading list and glossary.The result of over twenty years of research and site visits by the author, archaeologist, and architectural conservator William Chapman, Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia provides a succinct overview of the region's many historic ruins and related sites.


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