This is a book by Mrs C.H.M Thring, entitled ‘The Trials and Pleasures of an uncompleted tour’ (1914). In it Thring documents her journey from Liverpool across the world on a White Star Steamer. Thring stopped in Singapore, and was unimpressed. She writes: ‘Singapore has nothing that could make me want to see it again. When it has not rained it has steamed ever since we arrived.’ Her writings give insight into Singapore in the early 20th century. For example, she writes: ‘on landing at Singapore the first thing one notices is more colour and more mixtures of races.’ Thring unfortunately passed away unexpectedly in Agra before the tour was completed.