Causeway, The


Causeway, The

Price:  US$65.79   (SGD82.24*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 188 pages
Published:  2011, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814266895
SB#:  052631 (113)

About This Book

This coffee-table album, produced jointly by the National Archives of Malaysia and Singapore, illuminates the background, construction and roles played by the Singapore-Johore Causeway since its 1924 opening. Maps, plans, records, memories and photographs from personal and archival sources trace the long planning and negotiations which preceded the Causeway's construction and its 1924 official opening of the rail and road interchange. Highlighted are the Causeway's impact on the area's multilateral development and its role in WWII when it formed a route for the withdrawal of British troops who then blew it up on 31 January 1942. Photographs show the Causeway's reestablishment following WWII and the vast constructions and extensions of the checkpoints built at both ends following the 1965 Separation of Malaysia and Singapore and the 1967 introduction of separate Immigration Controls. With illustrations, glossary and index.

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