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Culture Smart! Singapore

SGP16
Angela Milligan
Kuperard
2006
168
1857333187
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people.
$9.95

The Singapore Grip

SGP13
JG Farrell
NYRB
2005
572
1590171365
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Eyewitness Guide Malaysia & Singapore

SGP12
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
356
1465440054
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A visually stunning guide to Singapore and surroundings, featuring hundreds of photographs and illustrations, detailed city maps, and information on history, culture and attractions.
$25.00

Malaysia Adventure Map

MYA87
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956145
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Insight Flexi Map Singapore

SGP40
Insight Guides
Ingram Publisher Services
2015
1
1780053916
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of Singapore, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the downtown area, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:12,000.
$9.99

Kuala Lumpur

MSA42
ITMB
ITMB
2007
1
1553416619
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, one-sided map of Kuala Lumpur at a scale of 1:10,000. Features index and a transit map.
$10.95

Insight Guides Explore Singapore

SGP37
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
144
1780056672
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Perfect for the self-guided explorer, this easy-to-use guide to Singapore recommends 18 routes around the city. Each route features trademark Insight coverage of dining, sites, shopping and entertainment plus full-color photographs and a pull-out map.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur

SGP36
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786575345
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the city of Kuala Lumpur that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull-out city map.
$13.99

A Tiger in the Kitchen

SGP24
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Hyperion
2011
296
1401341284
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

Malaysia, Recipes from a Family Kitchen

MSA44
Ping Coombes
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2017
248
1681881853
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Celebrity chef Ping Coombes, winner of television's MasterChef competition, spotlights the tastes and textures of homespun Malaysian fare in over 100 accessible recipes. "So sek fan la!" (Come and eat!).
$35.00

The Food of Malaysia

MSA39
Wendy Hutton
Periplus Editions
2015
112
0794606091
HARD COVER
Food
9/8/2015
0
0
0
0
This simple, easy-to-follow cookbook presents 62 dishes that celebrate the flavors of Malaysia and the many culinary traditions that have shaped its flavorful cuisine. Mouth-watering recipes include: Malay Chicken Satay, Black Pepper Crab Pancakes and Mango Chutney Borneo Fish.
$15.95

Southeast Asia, An Introductory History

SEA73
Milton Osborne
Trafalgar Square
2016
368
1760291684
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In the 12th edition of this classic, Osborne (The Mekong) traces social, political and economic change in the region since the 18th century.
$23.95

Lost Kingdoms, Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

SEA87
John Guy
Yale University Press
2014
317
030020437X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$65.00

Alfred Russel Wallace, Letters from the Malay Archipelago

INS119
John Van Wyhe
Oxford University Press
2013
304
0199683999
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A revised account of Wallace's 1852-1862 voyage through Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia is included in this newly translated collection of richly detailed letters from the great Victorian naturalist and contemporary of Darwin.
$29.95

Lands of Charm and Cruelty, Travels in Southeast Asia

SEA04
Stan Sesser
Lightning Source
1994
306
SE
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
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.
$19.00

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

SEA50
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2007
256
0865477094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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?"
$20.00

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

MYA66
Shamini Flint
St. Martins
2011
260
1934609897
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

SEA01
W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin
1995
464
0140185925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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."
$18.00

Evening Is the Whole Day

MSA22
Preeta Samarasan
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
352
0547237898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

King Rat

ASA03
James Clavell
Dell
1986
480
0440145465
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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
$9.99

Lord Jim

SEA03
Joseph Conrad
Penguin
2007
354
0141441615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1900, this novel has become a classic: the story of a young British sailor in Malaysia who abandons ship in a moment of cowardice, an act that marks his life forever.
$8.00

The Gift of Rain

MSA40
Tan Twan Eng
Aa Balkema
2009
435
1602860742
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, this moving saga narrates a young man's perilous journey through war and young manhood. It's 1939 and Philip, the half-English, half-Chinese son of a wealthy trading family, finds a sense of belonging with a Japanese diplomat. When the Japanese invade his native Malaysia, Philip becomes and unwitting traitor while trying to save as many lives as he can.
$16.99

The Glass Palace

IDA173
Amitav Ghosh
Random House
2002
474
0375758771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Singapore

MSA41
Yong Ding Li
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
176
1909612715
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy field guide to 280 birds common to Singapore features high-quality photographs accompanied by detailed species descriptions, size, distribution, plumage, preferred habitats and nomenclature.
$17.95

Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

MSA26
Alan Pearson (Illustrator), Allen Jeyarajasingam
Oxford University Press
2012
484
0199639434
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 74 exquisite color plates by Alan Pearson, this second edition of the respected field guide covers the 673 species of the region.
$65.00

Diving in Southeast Asia, A Guide to the Best Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand

SEA93
Sarah Ann Wormald
Periplus Editions
2016
288
0804845948
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With detailed information on local diving lore, site conditions, accommodations and transportation, plus 100 color photos, this guide to the warm waters of tropical Asia is ideal for planning a diving vacation.
$19.95

Reef Fishes of South-East Asia

SEA98
Michael Aw, Elizabeth Wood
Macmillan
2017
144
147294058X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this compact field guide provides line drawings, color photos and concise descriptions of 270 species of fish, corals and invertebrates common to Southeast Asia's reefs.
$20.00

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribu
$35.00

Southeast Asia Birds, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

SEA90
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559612
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

Southeast Asia Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

SEA91
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559620
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, pocket-sized reference to 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians common to Southeast Asian. Each is profiled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-read descriptions.
$7.95

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

MSA37
Geoffrey Davison, Junaidi Payne, Stephen Hogg (Photographer)
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
208
1909612251
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$49.95

Wildlife of Southeast Asia

SEA94
Susan Myers
Princeton University Press
2016
288
0691154856
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this field guide covers the area's common fauna with descriptions, distribution maps and 500 color photos.
$22.95

For Kids

Find and Seek Singapore

SGP32
Sally Roydhouse
2014
36
1939621119
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A delightful, colorful and vibrant picture book of a small boy's vacation in Singapore. Showiing his discovery of everything from famous locations to local food, this story, written in light verse, will appeal to all ages.
$24.95

More Books

West Malaysia Map

MSA04
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2014
2
3865742955
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Nelles' conveniently-sized map of Western Malaysia (1:500,000) focuses on the far end of the Malay Peninsula. Two two-sided plan features indexed insets of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and more.
$13.95

Insight Guide Malaysia

MSA07
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
424
178005453X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Malaysia with essays on its attractions, history and culture.
$23.99

Malaysia Map

MSA08
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2012
2
0794607047
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome map covering Peninsular Malaysia (and Singapore) and Malaysian Borneo.
$8.95

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

MSA13
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
640
1743210299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.99

Footprint Malaysia & Singapore

SGP09
Jane Bickersteth, Joshua Eliot
Footprint Handbooks
2010
740
1906098999
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, informative guide to Singapore, all of peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
$25.95

Rough Guide Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

MSA18
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2015
624
0241184541
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region in the British series.
$26.99

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Singapore

SGP17
Matt Oakley
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
192
1786575329
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to Singapore that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

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

SGP18
Edwin A. Brown
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2007
248
9810586914
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Frommer's Singapore Day by Day

SGP20
Heidi Sarna
Frommer's
2009
1742168558
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$12.99

Lonely Planet Singapore

SGP21
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
224
1743210019
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Singapore features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$23.99

Michelin Green Guide Singapore

SGP25
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2009
288
1906261539
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With the same focus on driving tours, detailed maps and the Michelin star system, the venerable Green Guides are even better -- organized regionally, in color and with an overview of history, art and culture.
$19.95

The Garden of Evening Mists

MYA84
Tan Twan Eng
Perseus
2012
335
1602861803
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Seeking solace in the Malaysian plantations of her childhood after grueling World War II experiences, criminal prosecutor Yun Ling Teoh discovers a Japanese garden and its enigmatic tender, an exiled Japanese royal gardener who reluctantly accepts her as an apprentice.
$15.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Singapore

SGP27
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
146542959X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Discover Malaysia & Singapore

MSA29
Simon Richmond
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
324
1786570033
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet, featuring hundreds of color photographs and maps, includes suggested tours.
$24.99

Culture Smart! Malaysia

MSA30
Victor King
Kuperard
2008
1857334574
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Singapore Noir

SGP28
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Consortium
2014
242
1617752355
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Editor Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan curated a lively lot of 14 stories culled from Singapore writers and knowledgable visitors to fill out this volume of Singapore Noir.
$15.95

Fodor's Singapore 25 Best

SGP29
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2014
176
0804143498
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this fully illustrated guide, the erudite, discerning editors at Fodor's recommend Singapore's must-see attractions.
$13.99

Insight Singapore City Guide

SGP30
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
288
178671051X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guide gives a profusely illustrated overview of Singapore, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on history, art, and culture. With hundreds of photos and maps.
$23.99

Wallpaper City Guide Singapore

SGP31
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714873829
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

From Third World to First, The Singapore Story 1965-2000

SGP33
Kuan Yew Lee
HarperCollins
2000
752
0060197765
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of Singapore's remarkable leap from third world status to first world is told by the charismatic architect behind the country's economic miracle, Lee Kuan Yew. The nation's controversial founding father documents how Singapore rose from divisive colonialism and the havoc of World War II to become a city of the future.
$35.00

Groovy Kuala Lumpur

SGP35
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251577
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$8.95

Groovy Singapore Map

SGP34
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251429
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$8.95

Monocle Singapore Guide

SGP38
Monocle
Prestel
2016
146
3899556224
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Singapore features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

The Rough Guide to Singapore

SGP39
Rough Guides
Rough Guides
2016
200
0241252784
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, up-to-date guide that combines general information on the country with practical travel details.
$23.99

Singapore: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

SGP41
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2016
132
9887714801
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia

SEA99
Charles Francis
Bloomsbury USA
2017
128
147293797X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Southeast Asia depicts 192 of the country's most common mammals with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Lonely Planet Singapore City Map

SGP43
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1
1786575078
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Lonely Planet's attractive map of Singapore is scaled so that one inch equals 0.1 miles and features sights and a helpful inset of the transit system. Printed on durable, waterproof Tyvek, the map also slips into a protective jacket.
$7.99

The Soul of Malaya

MSA45
Henri Fauconnier
National Book Network
2015
224
9814610070
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The book describes the experiences of two French planters, depicts various types of Englishmen running plantations in Malaya, and captures the beauty and appeal of the land.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Kuala Lumpur City Map

MSA46
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1
1786579146
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Lonely Planet's attractive map of Kuala Lumpur is scaled so that one inch equals 0.1 miles and features sights and a helpful inset of the transit system. Printed on durable, waterproof Tyvek, the map also slips into a protective jacket.
$7.99