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Beyond The Tea Dance: The Story Of Singapore Sixties Music - Vol. 2

Beyond The Tea Dance: The Story Of Singapore Sixties Music - Vol. 2

 by Pereira, Joseph C.

This is the second volume of Joseph Pereira's comprehensive survey of the Singapore pop music scene in the 1960s. The second half of the sixties saw seismic shifts in the global music scene. In Singapore, newer breed of bands was coming to the fore, many with outlandish names. Tea dances became increasingly popular. Discotheques started sprouting up to cater to a new hip crowd. Pop Yeh Yeh, which had always been active alongside the mainstream pop music scene, came into its own with many releases. Singapore bands were very active playing the British services circuit and in Vietnam. But, as the decade drew to a close, several pivotal events signalled the end of this glorious era for Singapore pop music. Beyond the Tea Dance examines in rich detail all the major bands and singers in this turbulent period.


Myth Or Magic - The Singapore Healthcare System

 by Lim, Jeremy

This book provides a comprehensive look at the political philosophy that has shaped Singapore's healthcare system over the last five decades, and the financing and delivery of healthcare in Singapore. It delves into different aspects of the Singapore healthcare landscape, including pharmaceutical cost management, medical tourism, doctors' remuneration, medical education, rules and regulations, workforce planning and health promotion. It suggests lessons that the Singapore healthcare story holds for healthcare policy makers and reformers and the challenges that the future holds.


Myth Or Magic - The Singapore Healthcare System

(Almost) Uniquely Singapore - 18 Objects

(Almost) Uniquely Singapore - 18 Objects

 by Pang Eng Fong (Ed.)

Ever wonder what the thumbdrive, SAR-21, Tiger Beer, RISIS orchid and the parking coupon have in common? These and another 13 objects are all (almost) uniquely Singapore in their origin or association with the city-state. This book, written by Singapore Management University undergraduates, tells the fascinating stories behind these objects. Its unusual perspective will interest Singaporeans as well as visitors keen to understand Singapore's creative mix of enterprise, innovation and organisation.


Where I Was: A Memoir From The Margins

 by Singam, Constance

Where I Was is a rich, entertaining and compelling account of the life of an extraordinary woman. In a land of many cultures, many races, many religions; in a state where politics and public policies impinge, sometimes callously, on the daily lives of its denizens, Constance Singam is an individual marginalised many times over by her status as a woman, an Indian, a widow and a civil society activist. Through humorous and moving accounts, Constance captures in words the images of the people, places and events that are the source of her most powerful memories. These images are connected to key turning points in her personal journey, set against or within the context of important historical events. Available in Australia from: http://www.margaretriverpress.com/catalogue/memoirs/where-i-was-a-memoir-from-the-margins/


Where I Was: A Memoir From The Margins

Batam - Whose Hinterland?

Batam - Whose Hinterland?

 by Sree, Kumar; Sharon Siddique

Batam's destiny has been shaped by its strategic location. Whose hinterland is it? This book takes a bold look at how political influences, both internal and external, have affected Batam's development. It challenges the view that economic development can be kept separate from the national political and bureaucratic forces that underpin its institutional basis.


Revisiting The Development Agenda In Southeast Asia

 by Syed Farid Alatas (Ed.)

This book attempts to frame the problems of the Muslim world, specifically Southeast Asia, as part of challenges facing societies everywhere, namely the problem of development. It is thus a unique collection of essays from a diverse range of economists, sociologists, political scientists and policy analysts. Through discussing the problem of Islamic societies in such a universal framework, this book will appeal to not only those wishing to know about Southeast Asian Muslim societies but would provide insights to the problems of development applicable to many other contexts.


Revisiting The Development Agenda In Southeast Asia

Apache Over Singapore: The Story Of Singapore Sixties Music - Vol. 1

Apache Over Singapore: The Story Of Singapore Sixties Music - Vol. 1

 by Pereira, Joseph C.

The Cliff Richard and the Shadows concert in November 1961 opened the floodgates for Singapore pop music. It and subsequent pop music developments made for a very exciting pop scene in Singapore as there were releases to look forward to every week from EMI, Philips, Decca and other record companies, including local labels. With shows almost nightly and tea dances to welcome the week it was pop heaven. This book examines why it was so. Individual profiles of the bigger acts study their careers in details and trends like rhythm and blues, the blues movement and pyschedelia are examined. The attitudes of officialdom to this phenomenon in Singapore as well as other factors like the infrastructure that helped the sixties pop music movement are also discussed.


That's How It Goes: The Way Of The 90-Year Life Journey Of A Singapore Eurasian

 by Oehlers, F.A.C. "Jock"

In this engrossing and heartwarming autobiography, Jock Oehlers brings readers with him on his life's journey, from a carefree young boy growing up in Colonial Singapore, through the terror and hardship of the Japanese Occupation, to becoming a respected Professor of Oral Surgery and successful oral surgeon in modern-day Singapore. His recollections are a timely reminder that an honest, decent and kind man can have a successful and happy life and be a valued member of the community. This is a moving and inspiring account of the life of a Singapore Eurasian. This second edition includes additional details as well as a complete Part II covering his life in Australia after he emigrated there. Includes an attached CD featuring his song "That's How It Goes" performed by his grandson Jamie Oehlers, an internationally known and award-winning jazz performer.


That's How It Goes: The Way Of The 90-Year Life Journey Of A Singapore Eurasian

Australia-Singapore Relations: Successful Bilateral Relations In A Historical And Contemporary Context

Australia-Singapore Relations: Successful Bilateral Relations In A Historical And Contemporary Context

 by Austin, Ian Patrick (Ed.)

Australia-Singapore relations throughout the 1990s and 2000s have matured-be it politically, strategically, commercially, educationally, culturally, or socially. Security, diplomatic and commercial exchanges have both broadened and deepened. Equally important, the social, cultural and educational exchanges-from Australian theatre groups touring Singapore to extensive school exchange programs-continue to gain even greater strength. This book examines these key aspects of the relationship.


Women Artists In Singapore

 by Tan, Bridget Tracy

Women Artists in Singapore showcases Singapore's women artists and their contributions. Bridget Tracy Tan's selection of 37 artists and artworks offer interesting and much-needed insights about the role women have played, and continue to play, in Singapore's art history. The styles and mediums of artists from different generations are creatively juxtaposed to highlight the sheer diversity of their output and influences, as well as their international character. The question of what it means to be both an artist and a woman lies at the heart of Women Artists in Singapore. Enlivened by colourful artwork images from the national collection as well as private and artist collections, this book presents a visual feast, attractive to art lover and lay person alike.


Women Artists In Singapore

Chinese Muslims In Indonesia

Chinese Muslims In Indonesia

 by Zhuang Wubin

The contributions that Chinese Muslims have made to Indonesia since the 15th century have been largely obscured for socio-political reasons, particularly during the New Order regime of the Suharto era. Using the evocative and provocative medium of photography, Zhuang Wubin examines the histories of the Chinese Muslims in Indonesia and the lives that they lead today. The 40 finely detailed colour photographs in this book, and their accompanying captions, attempt to counter the cultural and historical erasure by zooming in on the faces and names of this minute yet significant community in Indonesia. Additional essays by Charles Coppel, Enin Supriyanto, and Yenny Zannuba Wahid reflect upon Zhuang's work, adding to the research with personal anecdotes and historical insights. With biblio and index.


Religious Pluralism In Democratic Societies: Challenges And Prospects For Southeast Asia, Europe, And The United States In The New Millennium

 by Nathan, K. S. (Ed.)

The 14 papers in this volume, first published in 2007, were originally given at the 2002 Kuala Lumpur conference of the Malaysian Association for American Studies. They critically examine the concept of religious pluralism in democratic societies, in the context of globalisation, and the challenges and prospects for Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Part 1 specifically deals with characteristics, problems and challenges of religious diversity and coexistence in Southeast Asia and the United States, and how immigration has played a key role in contributing to multiculturalism and religious coexistence. Part 2 specifically focuses on the growing problems and challenges of religious diversity in Europe. Part 3 attempts to link democracy and the separation of religion and state to the problems and prospects for conflict resolution in increasingly pluralistic environments. The Conclusion offers some perspectives and proposals for multi-religious coexistence under conditions of globalisation in the post-9/11 era. Each essay is separately referenced. This re-print contains several updates and revisions by the editor. Indexed.


Religious Pluralism In Democratic Societies: Challenges And Prospects For Southeast Asia, Europe, And The United States In The New Millennium

Chong Chu Yun Wei De Zhao Yang

Chong Chu Yun Wei De Zhao Yang

 by Tan Kok Siew

This is a novel about the life of a Hainanese family from the late Qing dynasty to the present time. In it, one follows the story of how the family survived great hardships in a poverty-stricken village in Hainan, China and found hope and future in their adopted land of Singapore. It tells of a determined and resourceful young man who started life in colonial Singapore as a coffee-shop assistant, peddling bread and kaya on a rickety bicycle along the streets of Katong who later overcame the odds to become a successful contractor for the British colonial administration. The author traces the difficult life the family led, especially during the unsettling days of the Japanese Occupation and the turbulent fifties. However, the trials and tribulations did not deter the third generation of the family, who found success in different pursuits around the world. Written with a fine journalistic eye honed through a long career as a reporter in a local Chinese daily, the author brings a strong humanistic touch to this vivid and often moving portrayal of events and personalities, not just in Singapore and Hainan, but also in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan, and Canada. In Chinese.


Realising Safe And Secure Seas For All: International Maritime Security Conference 2009

 by Joshua, Ho (Ed.)

This volume is a compilation of the proceedings arising from the inaugural International Maritime Security Conference 2009 held on 13-14 May 2009 in Singapore. The conference sought to promote global maritime safety and security and to update maritime practitioners on the latest cooperative efforts and technological developments in the maritime domain. Senior naval officers and officials from Australia, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and the International Maritime Organisation presented at the conference, and their papers are included in this volume.


Realising Safe And Secure Seas For All: International Maritime Security Conference 2009

Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy And The Rise Of Indonesia As A Major Power

Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy And The Rise Of Indonesia As A Major Power

 by Tamara, Nasir

The decade following Reformasi, or reform, in Indonesia, has been one of major social and economic transformation, allowing Indonesia to become a democratic and thriving nation ready to play a significant role in the new world order. The election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for a second term signifies the maturing of democratic society and a promising future for the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. In this timely book, Indonesia expert Nasir Tamara documents the key social, economic and political developments in Indonesia following its democratization. He covers the changes that have occurred in areas as diverse as the political system, military, bureaucracy, technology, industry, foreign policy, the economy, as well as the media and the arts. The author explains how democracy has been the fundamental force that has allowed Indonesia to recover from the deep crisis of 1998 to rise as a regional power, bringing progress and change to the archipelago. The challenges it faces remain colossal but the country now has a solid foundation on which to achieve economic and social progress not dissimilar to what China and India have experienced.


Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy And The Rise Of Indonesia As A Major Power

 by Tamara, Nasir

The decade following Reformasi, or reform, in Indonesia, has been one of major social and economic transformation, allowing Indonesia to become a democratic and thriving nation ready to play a significant role in the new world order. The election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for a second term signifies the maturing of democratic society and a promising future for the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. In this timely book, Indonesia expert Nasir Tamara documents the key social, economic and political developments in Indonesia following its democratization. He covers the changes that have occurred in areas as diverse as the political system, military, bureaucracy, technology, industry, foreign policy, the economy, as well as the media and the arts. The author explains how democracy has been the fundamental force that has allowed Indonesia to recover from the deep crisis of 1998 to rise as a regional power, bringing progress and change to the archipelago. The challenges it faces remain colossal but the country now has a solid foundation on which to achieve economic and social progress not dissimilar to what China and India have experienced.


Indonesia Rising: Islam, Democracy And The Rise Of Indonesia As A Major Power

Igniting Thought, Unleashing Youth: Perspectives On Muslim Youth And Activism In Singapore

Igniting Thought, Unleashing Youth: Perspectives On Muslim Youth And Activism In Singapore

 by Mohamad Nawab & Farhan Ali

This collection of essays by young Malay/Muslims provides a refreshing, if somewhat provocative, alternative to the views that currently permeate the local Malay/Muslim community. The sometimes self-critical, yet always constructive, reflections, sample the psyche and the thought processes of young members of minority group in a heterogeneous society. They straddle ideas on the effects of Islamic extremism and radicalism; the implication and the utility of the internet; the impact of the environment on Islamic Thought and Practices; the current state of Muslim women activism; the critical need for inter-racial interaction; the urgency to emphasize education and scientific understanding; the future role of Malay/Muslim Youth Activism in Singapore. Crucially, the essays ask how young Malay/Muslims should develop a religious and a cultural identity alongside a Singaporean urban identity.


Common Foundations Of American And East Asian Modernisation: From Alexander Hamilton To Junichero Koizumi

 by Austin, Ian Patrick

This is an extensively referenced exploration of the influence outside the United States of the ideas of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), the country's first Secretary to the Treasury. The economic policies in Germany of Bismarck (1815-1895) are reviewed and related to the Hamiltonian ideas. Similarly the 20th-century economic development of Japan above all in the post-1945 era. Hamilton's central principle that the state's governance must include authority over financial and market activity in "free market economies" is seen to be very relevant to future prosperity in both the United States and Japan, and also very relevant in the ongoing 2007-2009 financial crises. With tabulated data, appended documents, bibliography and index.


Common Foundations Of American And East Asian Modernisation: From Alexander Hamilton To Junichero Koizumi

Common Foundations Of American And East Asian Modernisation: From Alexander Hamilton To Junichero Koizumi

Common Foundations Of American And East Asian Modernisation: From Alexander Hamilton To Junichero Koizumi

 by Austin, Ian Patrick

This is an extensively referenced exploration of the influence outside the United States of the ideas of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), the country's first Secretary to the Treasury. The economic policies in Germany of Bismarck (1815-1895) are reviewed and related to the Hamiltonian ideas. Similarly the 20th-century economic development of Japan above all in the post-1945 era. Hamilton's central principle that the state's governance must include authority over financial and market activity in "free market economies" is seen to be very relevant to future prosperity in both the United States and Japan, and also very relevant in the ongoing 2007-2009 financial crises. With tabulated data, appended documents, bibliography and index.


Harvest Of Morning Flowers

 by Puthucheary, Susie

These 30 allusive and delicately expressed poems were written from 1965-1998. They offer insights into the thoughts and experiences of a woman in urban and rural Malaysia. The sense of place takes wing in this anthology.


Harvest Of Morning Flowers

Southeast Asia: The Diversity Dilemma

Southeast Asia: The Diversity Dilemma

 by Sree Kumar & Sharon Siddique

The concept 'Southeast Asia' is often difficult to grasp or handle. This accessibly written study explores the external factors and regional dynamics which are making 'Southeast Asia' a meaningful entity. Among the subjects discussed are: the historical regimes and religoius and ethnic groupings which contribute to the multi-layered identities of the peoples of the area; the patchy history of the "economic growth triangles" of the 1990s; ASEAN and its relevance to security and geopolitical issues; diversities, sensitivities and inflammabilities in religion and ethnicity; Southeast Asia's place in relation to India and China; to US, Australia and Europe; and to Japan and the Middle East; and brinkmanship and the future of Southeast Asia. With bibliography and index.


Southeast Asia: The Diversity Dilemma

 by Sree Kumar & Sharon Siddique

The concept 'Southeast Asia' is often difficult to grasp or handle. This accessibly written study explores the external factors and regional dynamics which are making 'Southeast Asia' a meaningful entity. Among the subjects discussed are: the historical regimes and religoius and ethnic groupings which contribute to the multi-layered identities of the peoples of the area; the patchy history of the "economic growth triangles" of the 1990s; ASEAN and its relevance to security and geopolitical issues; diversities, sensitivities and inflammabilities in religion and ethnicity; Southeast Asia's place in relation to India and China; to US, Australia and Europe; and to Japan and the Middle East; and brinkmanship and the future of Southeast Asia. With bibliography and index.


Southeast Asia: The Diversity Dilemma

Mirrored Mirages

Mirrored Mirages

 by Puthucheary, Rosaly

The poems in Mirrored Mirages are from two earlier published collections - Pillow Your Dreams (1978) and The Fragmented Ego (1978). This volume is divided into seven sections and the poems are arranged according to the year in which they were written. In the first four sections, the central concern is the persona's struggle with male domination. The inspiration for the poems in the next three sections is the challenges posed by living in a city. All references to the poet's personal predicament are illustrative of a wider concern with gender issues, while the preface gives an account of the development of poetry in Singapore in the fifties.


Footfalls In The Rain

 by Puthucheary, Rosaly

Footfalls in the Rain, in four cantos, is a long poem about the journey from youth to age. Each canto deals with one aspect of the psychological journey. However, many of the individual poems are reflections inspired by actual trips made between 1989 and 2001 to different parts of the world. The musing in each poem is grounded in the reality confronted by the poet during her travels. The inroads into her emotion convey the underlying tension, giving the sequence a certain poignancy.


Footfalls In The Rain

Chinese In Indonesia, The: An English Translation Of Hoakiau Di Indonesia (First Published In 1960)

Chinese In Indonesia, The: An English Translation Of Hoakiau Di Indonesia (First Published In 1960)

 by Pramoedya Ananta Toer; Max Lane (Trans.)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1925-2006) was undoubtedly Indonesia's most significant novelist and writer. After the 1960 publication of this book, now translated for the first time, Pramoedya spent some 20 years in prison often in appalling conditions. The book sets out in the form of nine letters much of the author's humanist and deeply anti-racialist philosophy as it discusses the history and needs of Indonesia's large and long-established Chinese population who were facing increasing official discrimination. These essays on the author and his works are by internationally recognised specialists in Indonesian history and literature.


From Leonard To Leona: A Singapore Transsexual's Journey To Womanhood

 by Lo, Leona

For many "general readers" this will be a groundbreaking book. Leona, born as Leonard in 1975 in Queenstown, Singapore, tells how she found at an early age that she could not fit into her male identity. She tells how her successful but conflicted career at school, the confusions during National Service and then at university in the United Kingdom finally led in 1997 to sex change surgery in Bangkok. Then there was the uneasy transition to sexual and personal identity as a woman. Leona returned to Singapore in 1999 and is now established as a communications consultant. Many windows are opened onto particular confusions, conflicts, loyalties and joys experienced by one member of the small but ever-present minority of Singapore's born transsexual people.


From Leonard To Leona: A Singapore Transsexual's  Journey To Womanhood

Social Resilience In Singapore: Reflections From  The London Bombings

Social Resilience In Singapore: Reflections From The London Bombings

 by Vasu, Norman (Ed.)

The bombing of the London Underground made headline news in July 2005. Much was said about the fact that the bombers were not foreigners, but British-born citizens. There was concern that the violence would create a climate of fear in the capital and elsewhere in the British Isles and that life would never return to normal. However this fear proved baseless as Britons did not panic and returned to their regular activity rapidly. Indeed, the resilience of the British people soon became the focus of attention of the press. Using the London bombings as the impetus for reflection, seven scholars and practitioners consider the concept of social resilience in a time where terrorist actions are calculated not just to inflict injury and cause material damage, but also to unsettle the social balance of pluralistic societies. The essays in this book are divided into two parts. In the first part, three essays respectively present what actions have been taken by both government and civil society in the UK to forge social cohesion in the wake of the London bombings; an analysis of the findings of a study of social resilience in Singapore, conducted by the Ministry of the Information and the Arts; and a critique of the Singapore government's policy towards the management of difference in the island-state. Two essays in the second part review the management of pluralism in Singapore - one studies the reasons that Jemaah Islamiyah recruits in Singapore have given for their sympathy with the ideology of the outlawed group, while the other analyses the role of National Education in local schools, which is aimed at inspiring allegiance to Singapore. The final essay takes a look at multiculturalism in Canada.


Discover Singapore On Foot Ii

 by Grêlé, Dominique; Lydie Raimbault

The 2007, updated edition of the 2004 Singapore handbook for visitors and locals alike adds a route in Geylang to the 18 walks in the earlier edition. Sketch maps, informative insets and useful icons complement the careful commentaries on what is to be seen along the routes suggested. Basic descriptions are accompanied by gems of miscellaneous information and inset colour photographs. With access directions, glossary, website and restaurant listings, transport map and index.


Discover Singapore On Foot Ii

Chinese Crisis From Within, The

Chinese Crisis From Within, The

 by Lim Boon Keng

The Straits Chinese doctor Lim Boon Keng (1869-1957) was also a reformer, scholar and business leader whose influence and ideas were felt in many spheres. In 1901, he published The Chinese Crisis from Within under his pen name, Wen Ching. This book made available his newspaper articles to the English-language public and offered up-to-date knowledge and insights on the often-chaotic situation in much of China following the Boxer Uprising of 1900. Part 1 concerns the ongoing Reformist movement in China and its leaders including Kang Yu Wei (who at one time had sheltered in Dr Lim's home). Part 2 is on the Empress-Dowager Tzu Hsi and her Manchu supporters; and Part 3 addresses China's relations with world powers. The book demonstrates Dr Lim's remarkable understanding of the context and nature of China's situation including some negative attitudes occasioned by foreigners' ignorance (or disdain) of Chinese values. The Chinese Crisis from Within has been reprinted to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Lim's passing. The reprint contains a Foreword by Professor Wang Gungwu and an Introduction by Professor Lee Guan Kin.


Contesting Singapore's Urban Future

 by Lim Siew Wai, William

Intellectual and/or urban theorist William Lim has written three essays on Singapore that were presented to the public in 2005. The first, "Singapore's Future - Beyond the Entrapment of Eurocentric Modernity" gives a historical and cultural view of Singapore in the past decades while tracing its development. It analyses the problem and larger implications of Eurocentricity in Singapore, and draws points out how detrimental the situation is for us should we continue in this outdated strategy. It posits an ideological shake-up in order for us to leave this entrapment and enter a more exciting, vibrant and pluralistic future. The second, "Success and Crisis - The Singapore Story" was a paper written as part of an ongoing debate regarding Singapore's controversial and ambiguous status as a global city. It analyses the prevailing forces that have rendered Singapore a success, while simultaneously causing a crisis in her development as an unique Asian city. He suggests that Singapore would be more successful to develop in the direction of a cosmopolitan city, with emphasis given to pluralistic and people-orientation rather than U.S. style, global capitalisation. The third is a response to the question: Is Singapore a Creative City? In this article, Lim defines creativity and outlines certain key ingredients that are essential in nurturing a creative environment. In doing so, he aims to provide some kind of basic framework towards the making of a creative city. Bilingual in English and Chinese.


Contesting Singapore's Urban Future

Dignity Overdue

Dignity Overdue

 by Gee, John; Elaine Ho (Eds.)

'Dignity Overdue' was the slogan adopted by the "The Working Committee 2" (TWC2) to sum up its aims in campaigning on the issue of the position of foreign domestic workers in Singapore. 150,000 women from neighbouring countries are employed in Singapore as domestic workers. The book 'Dignity Overdue' begins by examining their status and experiences and also considers the impact their employment is having on the host society's values and outlook. It goes on to tell the story of TWC2's formation, its activities and the challenges it faced. 'Dignity Overdue' is a record of the experiences of one civil society organisation in Singapore that set out to help change attitudes and practices governing the relationship between employers, agencies and domestic workers.


Architecture Art Identity In Singapore; Is There Life After Tabula Rasa

 by Lim, William S. W.

Singapore's unique emergence as a city-state has created extraordinary urban transformations for the island. William S.W. Lim posits the conceptual phenomenon of tabula rasa in Singapore only to transcend it and offer an alternative and minority discourse. In this book, Lim, a doyen of innovative architecture in Asia looks back from a historical vantage point on both the present and the future of Singapore society, especially in relation to architecture, urbanism, the arts, culture, public policies and national formation. Lim's account of architecture and national identity formation in Singapore comes at a time when identity has emerged as a contentious area within academic circles. Lim suggests that a vibrant and creative local culture must blossom within the context of new, complex and evolving identities and dynamic cultural pluralism.


Architecture Art Identity In Singapore; Is There Life After Tabula Rasa

Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture And Urbanism In  Glocalized Shanghai

Have You Been Shanghaied?: Culture And Urbanism In Glocalized Shanghai

 by Lim Siew Wai, William

This preliminary study by Singapore architect and urbanist William Lim attempts to keep up with the continual and drastic transformations of Shanghai in recent years. By offering a bold, sweeping view of lifestyles, cultures and the urban phenomenon of Shanghai, the author attempts to give readers a captivating whiff of a highly contemporary force currently emerging in China's most vibrant city. One might also come to realize that this new urban culture is shaped by various complex circumstances, imbued with a unique Chineseness while thoroughly engaged with the global. By going beyond a simplistic over-arching Western theoretical framework, the author attempts to enrich current perspectives on Asian cities while contemplating the concept of radical postmodern urbanism applied in the context of Shanghai. This monograph is in English with Chinese translation.


Alternative (Post) Modernity: An Asian Perspective

 by Lim, William

In this book, Singapore architect and intellectual William Lim continues his search for alternative Asian perspectives to Eurocentric modernity and US-style globalization. This compilation comprises essays and lectures of the past two years, when the author pondered contemporary critical cultural and urban discourses through which he formulated new ideas and analyses, particularly in relation to the postmodern, glocality and social justice. Lim's articles express powerful indictments of the multiple failures of Eurocentric modernity. He challenges the mainstream modernist theories on urbanism and globality. He offers critical alternatives and expands the frontiers of radical postmodern urbanism to include sustainability, basic needs, citizen participation and social justice. The title of the book, Alternative (Post)modernity, clearly signals the complex relational fluidity, hybridity and de-territorisation between modernity and postmodernity. The slogan of "think global and act local and vice versa", perhaps can describe the dialectical, indefinable and ever evolving relationship of (Post)modernity.


Alternative (Post) Modernity: An Asian Perspective

My Cup Runneth Over: An Autobiography

My Cup Runneth Over: An Autobiography

 by Doraisamy, Bishop Theodore R.

T.R. Doraisamy (1912-92) was a notable educator, pastor, historian, Bishop in the Methodist Church and writer on theological and historical subjects. His autobiography, complemented by photographs and family contributions, opens many windows onto events and attitudes in Singapore and Malaysia in the Colonial Occupation periods. Light is cast onto political and administrative changes and onto personalities, which enabled a largely missionary-based structure to become the locally run and dynamic Methodist Church of today. Indexed.


People Like Us: Sexual Minorities In Singapore

 by Lo, Joseph & Huang Guoqin (Eds.)

This is a ground-breaking book on a previously taboo topic in generally strait-laced Singapore. The subject of homosexuality is given serious and thoughtful attention. Various gay- related issues are discussed, including identity, culture, religion rights, responsibilities, and theatre. Read about lighter topics such as what it means to be a "potato queen" -- a gay Asian male who prefers gay Caucasian males -- in Singapore. These topics are not only discussed from an academic point of view, but more significantly, from the experiences of the ordinary gay person. This book provides a perspective on what it means to be gay in Singapore at the turn of the millennium. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the development of civil society in Singapore as well as the increasingly visible sexual minority culture in Singapore. It is a sign of society's maturity when what was previously considered a sensitive topic can now be discussed with candor, honesty, dignity and occasionally, humour.


People Like Us: Sexual Minorities In Singapore

September 11 And Political Freedom: Asian  Perspectives

September 11 And Political Freedom: Asian Perspectives

 by Johannen, Uwe; Alan Smith & James Gomez (Eds.)

The 14 papers in this volume, given at the November 2001 Manila Conference of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, offer thoughtful Asian perspectives on post-September 11 political trends. These perspectives are not identical! The rationales and nature of terrorism, reaction to Washington-centric unilateral militarist rhetoric and attitudes, possible drifts to extreme nationalisms and fundamentalisms, and the roots of terrorism are among the subjects explored. Many issues are raised and faced with a starkness not seen in or on the world's major media players. The papers will provide constructive long term thinking as well as, undoubtedly, a good deal of controversy.


Nolimits: Articulating William Lim

 by Powell, Robert; Andrew Lee Siew Ming; Et Al

A collaborative effort by friends, colleagues and family on the occasion of the 70th birthday of irrespressible Singapore architect William Lim. Willy, a director of Select Books, was conferred an honorary doctorate in Architecture by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2002. An extract of the citation reads: "Mr. William Lim is the doyen of radical architects in Asia. He has pioneered every phase of design innovation in Asia since the 1960s. For each decade since he began to practise, he has been involved in designs that scope what is possible, but was previously unthinkable ... He has been the social conscience of architecture in the region throughout his career, arguing in every kind of public forum, lobbying government, working in committee and publishing widely."


Nolimits: Articulating William Lim

Nolimits: Articulating William Lim

Nolimits: Articulating William Lim

 by Powell, Robert; Andrew Lee Siew Ming; Et Al (Eds.)

A collaborative effort by friends, colleagues and family on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Singapore architect and intellectual William Lim. Willy, a director of Select Books, received an Hon. Doctorate in Architecture Honoris Causa from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in May 2002. An extract of the citation reads..."Mr. William Lim is the doyen of radical architects in Asia. He has pioneered every phase of design innovation in Asia since the 1960s. For each decade since he began to practise he has been involved in designs that scope what is possible, but was previously unthinkable ... He has been the social conscience of architecture in the region throughout his career, arguing in every kind of public forum, lobbying government, working in committee and publishing widely...".


Postmodern Singapore

 by Lim, William S. W. (Ed.)

The contributors in this volume look for the postmodern in Singapore's culture, its arts, architecture, writing and performance. They embody the spirit of experimentation, in the arts and elsewhere, in a way that responds to the peculiar historical and geographical conditions that make Singapore what it is, and they suggest how the postmodern might contribute to what Singapore could become. Postmodern Singapore emerges from what William Lim refers to as "spaces of indeterminacy," despite the regularity imposed on life by capitalism and bureaucratic administration. Spaces of indeterminacy are not opposed to regularity and order, but show how the unwritten spaces of experimentation and creative rebelliousness can emerge alongside yet against the grain of the orders that conspicuously prevail.


Postmodern Singapore

Alternatives In Transition: The Postmodern, Glocality And Social Justice

Alternatives In Transition: The Postmodern, Glocality And Social Justice

 by Lim, William S. W.

The most recent collection of articles by renowned Singapore architect and intellectual William Lim, who is rapidly establishing himself as a "post-modernist" thinker. It includes special projects completed between 1998 and 2001. The material in this book embraces a broad range of subjects, touching on culture, society, and urbanism, and presents alternative views informed by the latest debates on glocality, post-modernity and social justice. In the wake of globalisation, Asia must embrace a profound intellectual debate of alternatives that does not lend itself to hegemonic, unilinear thinking. The Asian alternative perspective offers no simple answer, no singular pathway, but more significantly, a diversity of views and an open dialogue that could propel the direction of future intellectual discourse. The author offers some of his perspectives in this discourse.


New Singapore House, The (Reprinted 2007)

 by Powell, Robert

This volume, yet another by prolific architect-writer Robert Powell, identifies and analyses the major trends in the design of houses in Singapore from 1945 to the end of the century. Asst.Prof Hee Limin's opening chapter entitled, "The Singapore House - a dialectic," reviews and discusses residential architecture up to the 1980s in the light of international trends and influences. The author's Introduction continues Hee Limin's analysis into the 1990s and beyond by identifying the emerging architects and their practices. This collection -- mostly culled from previously featured works -- fills an important gap in the history of the Singapore house and provides useful background information to enhance appreciation of the 19 houses featured. These houses are the work of eight design-oriented architectural practices. In residential design, they represent the cutting-edge of the architectural profession at the outset of the 21st century.


New Singapore House, The (Reprinted 2007)

New Thai House, The (Reprinted 2008)

New Thai House, The (Reprinted 2008)

 by Powell, Robert

This book is particularly useful as it fills a gap in the available literature on the history of the Thai house, for much has been written about the vernacular house but very little about contemporary houses in Thailand. In varying degrees, the 20 houses featured here demonstrate the architects' deep appreciation of Thai cultural traditions, their awareness of environmental concerns, and the influence of ideas from the West. Two introductory chapters provide useful background material that describe and analyse Thai architectural styles and trends in Thailand in the 20th century. Many full colour illustrations and exquisitely hand-drawn plans are added features of Powell's work. Some of the houses have been featured in Powell's earlier books.


Democratic Transitions In Asia

 by Johannen, Uwe & James Gomez (Eds)

Post-Asian crisis developments show that the countries of the region are seeing greater demands for freedoms by its peoples. The symbol of the region's democratisation struggle was marked with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to South Korean President Kim Dae Jung in 2000. But where does the region stand in real terms with regards to democratisation? Indonesia under Gus Dur struggles to overcome the shackles of too many years of authoritarian rule, and is discovering that democracy comes at a heavy price. In the Philippines, "People Power 2" brought down Joseph Estrada, but Gloria Magapagal Arroyo is not ensured of a smooth rule. The Thais elected Thaksin Shinawatra premier even though he was under investigation for corruption. In Malaysia, the sacking and conviction of the former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has heightened political awareness. In Singapore, there is much talk of a civil society but the rules of the game have not changed. And, in Myanmar, SLORC changes it name, but not its game, and Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest. Meanwhile, the socialist regimes in Vietnam and Laos are still reluctant to open up. but they may have no choice. The politics of violence continues to plague Cambodia. In this environment, politicians, activists, journalists and academics go beyond the usual theory and talk about how to translate democracy into practice. In this volume they examine the reforms needed for democratic transitions to take place. Independent political institutions, human rights, the rule of law, free media, civil society, demilitarisation, local economy and the development of free market economy are examined. Contributors include Marzuki Darusman, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Martin Lee, Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Gen. Agus Wijoyo, and academics Don Emmerson and Harold Crouch.


Democratic Transitions In Asia

Political Dimensions Of The Asian Crisis, The

Political Dimensions Of The Asian Crisis, The

 by Johannen, Uwe; Jurgen Rudolph & James Gomez (Eds)

This book covers new ground by focusing on the politics of what has generally been taken to be an economic crisis. Politicians, journalists, NGO professionals and academics lend their voices in this first critical and insider scrutiny of the political aspects of the Asian crisis.


New Asian House, The (2Nd Imprint 2005)

 by Powell, Robert

The fourth book by Robert Powell about houses in South and Southeast Asia built in the last decade of the 20th century presents 25 houses from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka, all distinguished by their multiplicity of forms and diversity of architectural languages. Gorgeously illustrated with colour photographs and architectural plans and drawings.


New Asian House, The (2Nd Imprint 2005)

Ramayana In The Arts Of Asia

Ramayana In The Arts Of Asia

 by Kam, Garrett

This is the most definitive work of the great Indian epic, the Ramayana, that has made made its way over the centuries to almost every corner of Southeast Asia. Art historian Garrett Kam has undertaken an extremely challenging task -- to track the various interpretations of the tale, from the Valmiki origin, about Sita's enduring love and devotion to Rama, her abduction by the ogre king Ravana, and the adventures encountered by the various heroes that led to her eventual rescue. This magnificently illustrated volume also has a useful glossary section of the variation of names of characters as well as an appendix of the different performing art and literary traditions throughout Asia.


Asian Architects Vol.2

 by Tan Kok Meng (Ed.)

The second volume of Select's Asian Architects series aimed at promoting the works of architects in the region to a wider audience. This book features the works of the following: Geoffrey Bawa, Charles Correa, Tao Ho, William Lim, Seung H.Sang, Chang Yung Ho, Shane Murray, Ernesto Bedmar, Lim Teng Ngiom, and Nevzat Sayin. Contains two lead articles on "Post-colonial architectural encounters" by Gulsum Nalbantoglu, and "To let the wind through: Architecture, heritage, performance" by Paul Carter.


Asian Architects Vol.2

Asian Architects Vol.1

Asian Architects Vol.1

 by Tan Kok Meng (Ed)

This first of two volumes feature the works, thoughts and inspirations of some leading as well as younger, architects whose work have left an indelible mark on the Asian built landscape. Also includes articles on issues of importance to architects in Asia. This volume features the work of: C. Anjalendran, Mathar Bunnag, Sonny Chan, Balkrishna Doshi, Hu Shyr-Fong, Sumet Jumsai, Sen Kapadia, Jimmy Lim, Min Hyun-Sik, Sarjono Sani, and Wu Liangyong.


Asian New Urbanism; And Other Essays

 by Lim, William S. W.

Well-known Singapore architect and intellectual William Lim assesses present trends in Asian urbanism and past and present development policies in this collection of papers and articles. He provides wide and thoughtful perception of the sociological, ethical, environmental and professional factors involved. Many important issues are raised - land policies, pluralism in architecture, conservation and contemporary culture and above all, how these relate to basic human needs. Lim traces the course of his career, on which he bases his rationale behind accepting or rejecting contemporary architectural and philosophical theories. An intellectually demanding but stimulating volume.


Asian New Urbanism; And Other Essays

Urban Asian House, The: Living In Tropical Cities

Urban Asian House, The: Living In Tropical Cities

 by Powell, Robert

This volume, the third in Select's popular House books by Robert Powell, illustrates houses in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka that reinterpret the traditional in the context of modern living in these overcrowded cities. Powell demonstrates how architects attempt to resolve the problems of space constraints, noise and air pollution. The 23 houses featured are categorized under five groupings: terrace or row houses; the "courtyard house; detached houses; semi-detached houses; and extended houses.


Towards An Information Society: Changing Occupational Structure In Singapore

 by Kuo, Eddie C Y

Examines the changes in the occupational structure in Singapore in the past 60 years with special focus on the distribution of information workers in Singapore.


Towards An Information Society: Changing Occupational Structure In Singapore

Contemporary Vernacular: Evoking Traditions In Asian Architecture

Contemporary Vernacular: Evoking Traditions In Asian Architecture

 by Lim, William S.W. & Tan Hock Beng

Studies the important architectural direction in many Asian countries where architects are attempting to reinterpret their rich cultural heritage in terms of contemporary idioms. This is achieved in different ways: by reinvigorating tradition, reinventing tradition, extending tradition and reinterpreting tradition. Many illustrations.


Tropical Asian House, The (6Th Imprint 2005)

 by Powell, Robert

5th reprint 2002: this best-selling volume by Robert Powell examines 27 exemplary houses that reflect the diverse contemporary lifestyle of tropical Asia. This book is a sequel to "The Asian House: Contemporary Houses of Southeast Asia," but includes homes in Sri Lanka and India. The houses featured include the works of Charles Correa, Geoffrey Bawa, Ernesto Bedmar, William Lim, Jaya Ibrahim and Bill Bensley, among others. This beautifully presented volume has more than 150 colour photographs and 80 plans, sections and drawings.


Tropical Asian House, The (6Th Imprint 2005)

Dance Of Moths, A

Dance Of Moths, A

 by Goh Poh Seng

Singapore writer Goh Poh Seng, a doctor by profession, has been hailed as "one of Asia's finest living poets." Now living in Vancouver, Canada, Goh has published both poetry and prose. In this novel, he explores the complex lives and human relationships of two men in modern Singapore. Their lives are interwoven with others, all of whom -- in their own ways --try to break loose from what they perceive as the monotony of their existence by reaching for the "light." The main theme in the novel is the individual's sense of alienation and his search for meaning in his life. Goh Poh Seng's first novel, "If We Dream Too Long," won the Singapore National Book Development Council Fiction Book Award.


With Sweat & Abacus: Economic Roles Of Southeast Asian Chinese On The Eve Of World War Two

 by Hicks, George (Ed)

Fukuda's seminal study (1939), now translated for the first time from Japanese into English, rivals that of his great English contemporary, Victor Purcell's own magnum opus, The Chinese in Southeast Asia (1951). Fukuda study is truly comparative and shows the reader why and how the economic outcome differed from country to country in the region. This intensely well-researched and analytica study was originally published in Japanese as "Kakyo keizai-ron" or "The Overseas Chinese economy" and is a important addition to our understanding of the Chinese diaspora.


With Sweat & Abacus: Economic Roles Of Southeast  Asian Chinese On The Eve Of World War Two

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

 by Lin Hsin Hsin

In this, her fourth book of poetry, Lin Hsin Hsin ranges across a spectrum of human experience; from cosmetic surgery to charity; art to information technology; shopping to male-female relationships. Her poems are accessible to all, have a lot to say about contemporary Singaporean society, and comprise a variety of charming juxtapositions of words and sounds that surprise, startle, and delight.


From Time To Time

 by Lin Hsin Hsin

Singaporean Lin Hsin Hsin's collection is a kaleidoscope of entertaining and accessible poetry. She draws her themes from both the serious and the trivial: you will find powerful evocations of the horrors of the Gulf War side by side with whimsical commentaries on lucky draws and closing-down sales. Yet whatever the subject you are drawn in by the deceptive simplicity of the language and the form of the poems. Once inside you find yourself confronted by a new and unusual viewpoint; often expressed with a gentle humour, which obliges you to re-examine your own assumptions on matters great and small, from the language of economics to cellular phones and MRT ads.


From Time To Time

Girl From The Coast, The (Hardback Edition) (Out Of Print)

Girl From The Coast, The (Hardback Edition) (Out Of Print)

 by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, one of Indonesia's foremost writers, is enjoying a popularity surge with the end of the Suharto regime, which had him incarcerated in a neglected island prison and then held him under house arrest for many years. This book has been painstakingly reconstructed from the serial first published in Lentera, a leftist-leaning publication in the Sukarno days. It explores the complex power relationship between classes and sexes in a Javanese fishing village early in the 20th century. An inspiring work which celebrates the spirit of common people as it traces the lonely path to maturity. The book is loosely based on the story of Pramoedya's grandmother. Includes a brief epilog based on an interview with the author in 1990. Translator Aveling won the Anugerah Esso-Gapena Literary Prize for his contribution to literary translation.


Tiger! (Hardcover Edition)

 by Lubis, Mochtar

An everyday jungle gathering trip turns into a nightmare of fear, deception and betrayal for seven villagers when they are stalked by a hungry tiger. The author, former renown journalist Mochtar Lubis, skillfully strips the characters of their disguise, and through the plot, observes how humans behave under extreme stress. This is an allegory on the power of a charismatic leader (Sukarno) who, when confronted by his "tiger" crumbles, and is left bereft of power or glory. Originally published in Indonesian in 1975 as Harimau! Harimau!


Tiger! (Hardcover Edition)

Tiger!

Tiger!

 by Lubis, Mochtar

A satire about the hypocrisy of society by a well-known Indonesian journalist and social commentator, Mochtar Lubis. This translation of his "Harimau, Harimau!" lends insight to the Indonesian awe of those who possess charisma -- from village headmen and dukuns (witch doctors) to presidents. But, as the author -- who was incarcerated by two regimes, first by President Sukarno, then by his successor, Suharto -- points out, these men are not infallible. "Their brittle power crumbled easily when people lost faith" in them. All the major characters in the novel have to confront and tame the "tiger" within themselves. Mochtar Lubis skillfully strips the characters of their disguises, and through the plot, observes how human beings behave under extreme stress. Lubis writes with verve and satiric bite. His uncompromising attack on hypocrisy and inequities has earned him much international respect.


Cities For People: Reflections Of A Southeast Asian Architect

 by Lim, William S W

Questions the disregard by architects and urban planners in SEAsian and Third World countries for the cultural and climatic environment and for which their products are designed. National Book Development Council of Singapore 1992. 1st prize:non-fiction.


Cities For People: Reflections Of A Southeast Asian Architect

Pastel Portraits: Singapore's Architectural Heritage (7Th Reprint 1999)

Pastel Portraits: Singapore's Architectural Heritage (7Th Reprint 1999)

 by Liu, Gretchen

Pastel Portraits, first published in 1984, is an architectural classic in Singapore as it championed and pioneered the campaign to conserve Singapore's built environment. It is also the first book to document, analyse and appreciate the wonderfully rich and eclectic tradition of Singapore's pre-World War II architecture, in particular the row houses. All these were in danger of being demolished in the name of urban renewal and development. In full colour.


Part Of Three, A: Poems 1966-1988

 by Yeo, Robert

Collection of Robert Yeo's poems which originally appeared in various journals. Robert belongs to what may be called the second generation of Singapore poets along with Arthur Yap and Lee Tzu Pheng, among others. This collection of poems was written over a span of 25 years. In form they range from short, compressed and formal lyrics to longer, free verse pieces; tonally, they are in turn serious, ironic, reflective and satirical.


Part Of Three, A: Poems 1966-1988

Subcommunal Participation & Leadership  Cohesiveness Of The Chinese In 19Th C Singapore

Subcommunal Participation & Leadership Cohesiveness Of The Chinese In 19Th C Singapore

 by Mak Lau Fong

This study focuses on the donations made by the Cantonese, the Hakkas and the Hokkiens to their respective dialect groups, between 1830-1906 in Singapore.


Singapore Property Market In The 80'S

 by Motha, Philip

Collection of the author's articles and papers written between 1975-80. They cover various aspects of the field of real estate from development of the local property market, the valuation of real property, estate management practices and real property law in Singapore.


Singapore Property Market In The 80'S

Questioning Development In Southeast Asia

Questioning Development In Southeast Asia

 by Chng, Nancy (Ed)

Although this book appeared more than 25 years ago, many of the issues raised concerning the role of development and the implications of policies taken remain relevant today. A group of concerned Southeast Asian intellectuals and thinkers -- members of a loose grouping called the Southeast Asia Study Group -- critically examine the direction of development being pursued by governments in the region. They deal with issues such as the eradication of poverty, income distribution, people's participation, religion and development, alienated youth, and social justice. Contributors in this volume are: Soedjatmoko, Sulak Sivaraksa, Ponciano Bennagen, Riaz Hassan, WilliamLim, Nancy Chng, Randolf David, Mohd. Haji Salleh, Khoo Kay Kim and Aline Wong. We feel this should be required reading particularly for the young people of today!


Alternative Urban Strategy, An

 by Lim, S. W. William

This collection of articles examines a wide range of urban problems drawing on Singapore architect William Lim's experience. Lim, a Harvard-trained urban planner, is also a development consultant, outspoken social critic, and more recently, a post-Modernist. He advocates an overall alternative urban development strategy "in which we need to abandon our present consumer-oriented lifestyle and a blind acceptance of the symbols of Western development."


Alternative Urban Strategy, An