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Culture Smart! Singapore

Culture Smart! Singapore

by Angela Milligan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people. (SGP16, $9.95)

The Singapore Grip

The Singapore Grip

by JG Farrell

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 572 PAGES

One of a trio of remarkable historical novels by J.G. Farrell, its centerpiece is the Japanese invasion of British-ruled Singapore. Ranging all over the colony from the slums to posh clubs and cricket fields, it's an evocative portrait of the colonial city in peace and war. (SGP13, $17.95)

Eyewitness Guide Malaysia & Singapore

Eyewitness Guide Malaysia & Singapore

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 367 PAGES

A visually stunning guide to Singapore and surroundings, featuring hundreds of photographs and illustrations, detailed city maps, and information on history, culture and attractions. (SGP12, $25.00)

Malaysia Adventure Map

Malaysia Adventure Map

by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Malaysia at 1:850,000 and 1:1,200,000. Printed on water- and tear-proof paper. (MYA87, $11.95)

 
Groovy Kuala Lumpur

Groovy Kuala Lumpur


by Groovy Map Co.

  • 2012
  • MAP

An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Kuala Lumpur. Includes map and insets of the downtown, Bangsar Baru, Chinatown, Bukit Bintang and the Integrated Transit Network alongside helpful listings. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches. (SGP35, $8.95)

Groovy Singapore Map

Groovy Singapore Map


by Groovy Map Co.

  • 2012
  • MAP

An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Singapore. Includes maps and insets of Downtown Singapore, Singapore Island, MRT Mass Transit and Sentosa plus helpful local listings. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches. (SGP34, $8.95)

Malaysia Map

Malaysia Map


by Periplus Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A handsome map covering Peninsular Malaysia (and Singapore) and Malaysian Borneo. (MSA08, $8.95)

Eyewitness Top Ten Singapore

Eyewitness Top Ten Singapore


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map. (SGP27, $14.00)

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 652 PAGES

A practical guide to both Peninsula Malaysia and the islands, featuring 80 maps, sections on outdoor activities, a language guide and extensive coverage of Singapore and Brunei. (MSA13, $26.99)

A Tiger in the Kitchen

A Tiger in the Kitchen


by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

  • FOOD
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

In this thoughtful and delightful tale of culinary homecoming, Tan, a freelance writer in New York, attempts to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore during one Lunar Calendar year. (SGP24, $14.99)

A History of Malaysia

A History of Malaysia


by Leonard Y. Andaya | Barbara Watson Andaya

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

This scholarly yet readable work tracks Malaysia's sociopolitical development from the appearance of the famed Malay empire Srivijaya to its transition into the 21st century. This is a panoramic historical overview of a multicultural society that supports one of the most dynamic economies in Asia. (MSA25, $29.00)

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History


by Milton Osborne

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In the 11th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century. (SEA73, $26.95)

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia


by John Guy

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 317 PAGES

This seminal work situates first-century Southeast Asian art in a wider historical and religious context. John Guy, a curator at the Met, explains the artistic and religious heritage of Southeast Asia through scholarly essays and 360 illustrations. (SEA87, $65.00)

Indiscreet Memories, 1901 Singapore through the Eyes of a Colonial Englishman

Indiscreet Memories, 1901 Singapore through the Eyes of a Colonial Englishman


by Edwin A. Brown

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

Brown observes day-to-day life as well as extraordinary events -- like a tiger run amok -- in excellent detail in this eyewitness account of Singapore at the turn of the 19th century. (SGP18, $15.95)

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia


by Stan Sesser

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 306 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This wonderfully written book is a report on Southeast Asia by a talented foreign correspondent. A heart-wrenching portrait of the politics and potential of what Sesser clearly believes are some of the most fascinating places on earth. With chapters on Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Sarawak. (SEA04, $19.00)

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall


by Lawrence Osborne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

New York Times Magazine writer Lawrence Osborne takes off on a six-month journey from the fabricated islands of Dubai to India, Bangkok, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Along the way, he is funny and insightful about the Western mind, the exotic and primitive, asking: "Why travel at all?" (SEA50, $20.00)

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder


by Shamini Flint

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

Flint introduces the bumbling yet endearing Inspector Singh, who is sent from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to clear the name of a famous model accused of murder. (MYA66, $14.95)

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4


by W. Somerset Maugham

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Maugham can evoke turn-of-the-century colonial Asia like no other. This collection of stories features many set in Malaysia, Borneo and other Southeast Asian locales, including the well-known tale "The Letter." (SEA01, $18.00)

Evening Is the Whole Day

Evening Is the Whole Day


by Preeta Samarasan

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Set in post-colonial Malaysia, this richly textured debut novel depicts the unraveling of a wealthy family and the six-year-old daughter left reeling from losses and departures. Samarasan's unflinching yet tender examination of one immigrant family's experience exposes the complexities and layered history of Malaysia itself. (MSA22, $13.95)

King Rat

King Rat


by James Clavell

  • LITERATURE
  • 1962
  • PAPER
  • 479 PAGES

The first in Clavell's acclaimed Asia series, this book describes the life of a POW in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II, richly evocative of its setting (ASA03, $9.99)

Lord Jim

Lord Jim


by Joseph Conrad

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 354 PAGES

First published in 1900, this novel has become a classic: the story of a young British sailor in Malaysia who aban-dons ship in a moment of cowardice, an act that marks his life forever. (SEA03, $8.00)

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace


by Amitav Ghosh

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

In this panoramic novel full of tales and anecdote, Ghosh follows the lives and fortunes of Rajkumar and his family over three eventful generations in Burma, India and Malaysia. (IDA173, $16.00)

Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore


by Allen Jeyarajasingam

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 449 PAGES

Featuring 74 exquisite color plates by Alan Pearson, this second edition of the respected field guide covers the 673 species of the region. (MSA26, $65.00)

Wild Malaysia, The Wildlife, Scenery, and Biodiversity of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak

Wild Malaysia, The Wildlife, Scenery, and Biodiversity of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak


by Geoffrey Davison | Junaidi Payne | Stephen Hogg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES
  • COMING IN MAY

A beautiful survey of Malaysia's wildlife, organized geographically. The authors divide the country into Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, profiling each region's habitats and animals with explanatory text and color photographs. (MSA37, $49.95)

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