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Singapore books?

Post by xmarcus » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 5:11 am

Can anyone recommend some books related to Singapore? Something that can help one learn about SG's culture, lifestyle, history, etc. Can be fiction or non fiction. Just looking for some good reads that will help me learn a little more about life in SG.

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Post by Saint » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 9:52 am

Take a look at books by Neil Humphreys which details his experience of arriving and living in Singapore in a humorous way. I actually found his first book "Notes From An Even Smaller Island" a good comical read but not to everyone's taste.

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:20 pm

There's always the Culture Shock series. :p Culture Shock: Singapore is on it's 2nd edition.

There's a local comic book series called The Resident Tourist by Troy Chin. It's written from the perspective of a Singaporean who has been away too long and is rediscovering his own country.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:33 pm

If you're a young guy then:

Sarong Party Girl, and
No Money No Honey

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:44 pm

If you're an older guy also:


Sarong Party Girl, and

No Money No Honey
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:50 pm

If you're an even older guy,

This book

What? You thought I was gonna say 'Sarong Party Girl' and 'No Money No Honey'?
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:05 am

nakatago wrote:If you're an even older guy,

This book

What? You thought I was gonna say 'Sarong Party Girl' and 'No Money No Honey'?


You could of course also read Hard Truths, which will help explain the unplanned journey the author has taken this year.

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Post by hapa-girl » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 2:16 pm

I just finished The Singapore Grip which is a novel about Colonial Singapore a few years before WW2.

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Post by ariesrising » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 1:23 am

How about Makansutra? since food is Singapore's culture. :) Every branch of the library in SG has a local books collection as well.

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Post by BillyB » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:26 am

Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs are a great read.

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