05 Jul '12, 4am

I recommend this book: Singapore, A 700-Year History: From Early Emporium To World City.

By Eisen Teo Journalist [email protected] IF FOR you the story of Raffles and the Japanese occupation are the only things you easily remember about Singapore's history, then getting your hands on Singapore, A 700-Year History: From Early Emporium To World City could change the way you perceive this island's past. Penned by Mr Kwa Chong Guan, Professor Tan Tai Yong and Assistant Professor Derek Heng, this book is a local history lesson with a difference, with tales far removed from the standard fare drilled into us at secondary school. For one, it debunks the notion that Singapore's history truly began only when Sir Stamford Raffles docked at the banks of the Singapore River in 1819. Another oft-downplayed narrative the book highlights is one that falls between the 1820s and the 1930s — how Singapore gradually evolved from a maritime emporium dependent on East-West trade ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2009/09/11/new-look-at-sing...

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  2. 25 May '14, 7pm

    Interested in renting best spots in and around Singapore city. Please go through the link for available renting options in your city at Singapore Rental Properties: http://www.rentinsingapore.com/

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  3. 25 May '14, 7pm

    Interested in renting best spots in and around Singapore city. Please go through the link for available renting options in your city at Singapore Rental Properties: http://www.rentinsingapore.com/

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