Antiques & Collectibles

Vintage Singapore

souvenirs from the recent past

Author: National Museum (Singapore)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789814217019

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 191

View: 1331

A retrospective of the recent past, Vintage Singapore evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and highlights the continuous rebirth of old familiar styles.
Social Science

Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia

Preservation, Development, and Neglect

Author: John N. Miksic,Geok Yian Goh,Sue O'Connor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857283898

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 1341

'Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia' explores the challenges facing efforts to protect the cultural assets of Southeast Asia from the ravages of tourism and economic development.
Social Science

Eating Together

Food, Space, and Identity in Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Jean Duruz,Gaik Cheng Khoo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442227419

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 4238

This book analyzes cultures of eating together in Malaysia and Singapore. It explores everyday spaces, such as street stalls, hawker centers, and coffee shops. Reflecting on these as sites for people's “different” culinary exchanges, the book captures resonances of national, ethnic, cosmopolitan and multicultural identity.
Public libraries

BiblioAsia

Author: National Library (Singapore)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Public libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8665

History

Wartime Kitchen

Food and Eating in Singapore, 1942-1950

Author: Hong Suen Wong

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814217581

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4341

Wartime Kitchen: Food And Eating In Singapore (1942-1950) Captures The Resilience And Adaptability Of A People Faced With Limited Resources And Shortages During The Japanese Occupation And In Post-War Singapore, Never Before Examined In Detail.
Photography

Singapore Through 19th Century Photographs

Author: Jason Toh

Publisher: Didier Millet,Csi

ISBN: 9789814260060

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 1901

Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs is a comprehensive photographic record of Singapore from the early 1840s to the 1900s. Paired with lively commentary, the more than 120 rare photographs from leading institutional and private collections recreate a compelling portrait of 19th-century Singapore.
Crafts & Hobbies

蜡染

Creating an Identity

Author: Chor Lin Lee

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

View: 4417

For the Javanese, batik is more than just shirts and sarung, The patterns and motifs express their various local identities; they are statements of Javanese life and philosophy.
History

Singapore

A Biography

Author: Mark Ravinder Frost,Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814385166

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 372

Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history over the last seven centuries. The authors, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, have woven together ancient chronicles, eyewitness accounts, oral histories and even modern radio and television broadcasts to create a vivid and compelling narrative that brings the past back to life. Grounded in scholarship yet fired by the imagination, this book reveals the Singapore story to have been as rich, diverse and multilayered as the city-state is prosperous, ordered and successful today.
Young Adult Fiction

The 100

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316234516

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9170

The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
Family & Relationships

Manhood

How to Be a Better Man-or Just Live with One

Author: Terry Crews

Publisher: Zinc Ink

ISBN: 0804178062

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 8800

From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his lifelong quest to become a good man, loving husband, and responsible father. What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them. A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving. Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love. Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others. From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart. From the Hardcover edition.
Social Science

Urban Memory

History and Amnesia in the Modern City

Author: Mark Crinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134315031

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 421

Nine previously unpublished essays form an interdisciplinary assessment of urban memory in the modern city, analysing this burgeoning area of interest from the perspectives of sociology, architectural and art history, psychoanalysis, culture and critical theory. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, images, maps and specially commissioned artwork, this work applies a critical and creative approach to existing theories of urban memory, and examines how these ideas are actualised in the forms of the built environment in the modernist and post-industrial city. A particular area of focus is post-industrial Manchester, but the book also includes studies of current-day Singapore, New York after 9/11, modern museums in industrial gallery spaces, the writings of Paul Auster and W.G. Sebald, memorials built in concrete, and contemporary art.
Fiction

Travellers’ Tales of Old Singapore

Author: Compiled by Michael Wise

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814677302

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 8482

From the very beginning, Singapore’s promise of adventure and romance lured visitors to her shores. Travellers came from everywhere and found in Singapore so much to amaze and amuse, so much to write home about. The tales selected for this collection take the reader back to the early days of Singapore when pirates roamed the seas and tigers ate Chinamen for breakfast. It was an era of rickshaws and gharries, of pepper and gambier plantations, of secret societies and opium dens. Through the eyes of more than 60 visitors are seen glimpses of a place, a time and a way of life that is very different from today’s. First published in 1985, this classic volume is bound to entertain and inform a whole new generation of readers
Turkish poetry

Book on women

Author: Enderunlu Fazıl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789759817138

Category: Turkish poetry

Page: 219

View: 2935

Women poetry.

The Libyan

Author: Esther Kofod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989054300

Category:

Page: 318

View: 2213

THE LIBYAN is a captivating memoir sweeping four continents and several decades on a journey of passion, terror, and betrayal. It puts a face on the lives and culture of Libya and Libyans during the early years of the ruthless dictator, Muammar Ghaddafi. It is the story of Kamal, a reluctant member of Ghaddafi's inner circle, and his American wife, bound together by passion and fate. When they return to begin a new life in Libya, they find themselves in a country terrorized by random arrests and public hangings. Driven by his longing for a better Libya, Kamal struggles to survive politically, while his wife lives in fear of her husband being arrested or killed. As Ghaddafi transformed the richest nation in Africa into the most repressed and brutalized country in the Arab world, Kamal battles to realize his dream for Libya's future, but soon becomes a target of the dreaded secret police. Forced to leave his beloved Libya and hunted by rogue CIA and Libyan agents in the United States, he joins a group of elite Libyan dissidents to establish the most powerful of all the opposition parties, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. In the end, The Libyan has to choose between the woman he loves and his obsession to overthrow Ghaddafi. ""Kofod is a brilliant observer of detail and perceptive in her descriptions of character... Her love for Libya is evident and she presented a vivid account of its modern history through the eyes of Lina and Kamal." -Libya TV (English)" ""The Libyan offers a unique perspective on living under one of the worst dictatorships of the 20th century...Kofod fluently weaves a tale of romance with her own observations of Libya to produce this gripping novel." -Tripoli Post, Libya" ""Ms. Kofod has a strong voice and a heck of a story which she tells with integrity and feeling." -Ethan Chorin, Author Translating Libya"
Art

Singapore Through 19th Century Prints & Paintings

Author: Hong Suen Wong,Roxana Waterson

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 2435

A selection of topographic prints of places such as the harbour, Singapore River, Fort Canning Hill, as well as paintings of the cosmopolitan trade town and of tranquil rural scenes, the views presented in Singapore through 19th Century Paintings and Prints show the colonial port-city in its first century and constitute a historically significant source of information on Singapore's early development.
Fiction

Tanamera

Author: Noel Barber

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444718916

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 4290

Opulence. Invasion. Terror. And forbidden passion in 1930s Singapore. 'They were the golden days, when Singapore was as rich as its climate was steamy, its future as assured as it was busy. And those days were made even better when, as was inevitable, I fell in love with the Chinese beauty of Julie Soong and, against all unwritten canons of Singapore life, we became lovers.'
Drama

The Rocky Horror Show

Musical

Author: Richard O'Brien

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573681127

Category: Drama

Page: 54

View: 4066

Rock Musical Characters: 7 males, 3 females Scenery: Interior That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the time warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci fi gothic is more fun than ever. "A socko wacko weirdo rock concert."-WNBC TV. "A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time warped phenomena in show business."-N.Y. Times. "Campy trash."-Time.
Travel

Globejotting

How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and Still Have Time to Enjoy Your Trip!)

Author: Dave Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592993444

Category: Travel

Page: 175

View: 5365

Most travel diaries fizzle. By day six of a big trip, people are struggling to recall what happened on days three, four, and five. They return home with mostly empty journals, or bland writing that fails to capture the full spirit of their journeys. Award-winning travel humorist Dave Fox comes to the rescue in this book that's both informative and irreverently funny. You'll learn to: -- Bring destinations to life with bold details. -- Splash those details quickly onto your pages so journaling doesn't gobble up your precious vacation time. -- Elude your "Inner Censor" and write with confidence. -- Weave together your "outer" and "inner" journeys, using unfamiliar places as a backdrop for self-discovery. Dave shares his favorite journaling techniques, shows how to find time to write in the middle of an exciting trip, and infuses it all with a generous dose of his off-the-wall humor. Whether your journeys are weekend road trips or excursions around the world, this book will help transform you into a travel journaling superhero!