Singapore: A Biography

Singapore A Biography
Singapore was not always the orderly and successful city-state that it appears to be now. Over the last seven centuries, the island has undergone several changes of identity.

In this entertaining and wide-ranging account, drawn from research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, Mark Ravinder Frost and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow present Singapore’s mercurial life-story as experienced by the people who participated in it.

Singapore: A Biography brings together a Ming-dynasty travelogue, 19th-centry memoirs and correspondence, modern oral histories and rven radio and television broadcast to reconnect a contemporary audience with the Singapore story.