Item description for Discover Singapore: The City's History and Culture Redefined by Susan Tsang...
Veering away from the usual tourist information, Discover Singapore provides an insight into the history and culture of the Lion City. Each of the entries is well researched and reveals little known facts and interesting nuggets that will appeal to both locals and visitors. For instance, did you know that the tombstone of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim is supposed to be at Bidadari Cemetery in Upper Serangoon? Singapore is also known for its campaigns but before the advent of the Courtesy and Speak Mandarin campaigns, there was Stop at Two and Eat More Wheat! Read the book and find out what was the country's first public campaign and lots more. With specially commissioned photographs that capture the essence of the text, the reader will be thrilled and fascinated by interesting and little known facts about Singapore! Key Features: - Coverage of both popular and lesser known places, events and traditions - Well-researched facts from diverse sources - Specially commissioned colour pictures - Integration of history and culture in one volume - Colourful icons for easy reference - Tips on getting to the places featured
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Studio: Marshall Cavendish Editions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Marshall Cavendish Editions
ISBN 981261365X ISBN13 9789812613653