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Singapore Bicentennial: A Select Bibliography

Singapore Bicentennial: A Select Bibliography

This select bibliography was compiled in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial and the 54th National Day of Singapore

This select bibliography highlights books that are related to our Singapore story. Areas covered include the story of Sir Stamford Raffles, our pioneers, how the national flower came to be, and the development of Singapore. 

Containing books available in the library, this bibliography is organised into the following categories:

  • The Life of Sir Stamford Raffles

  • Singapore: The Early Years

  • Singapore: From Past to Present

  • Modern Singapore

  • Singapore: The Future

The Life of Sir Stamford Raffles

Bastin, J. (2009). Letters and books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles: The Tang Holdings Collection of autograph letters and books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet.

Bastin, J. (2019). Sir Stamford Raffles and some of his friends and contemporaries: A memoir of the founder of Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific.

Edwards, V. (2012). Sir Stamford Raffles. Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

Glendinning, V. (2012). Raffles and the golden opportunity. London, England: Profile Books.

Raffles, S. (1991). Memoir of the life and public services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Singapore: Oxford University Press.

Singapore: The Early Years

Cheah, J. S. (2006). Singapore: 500 early postcards. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet.

Falconer, J. (1987). A vision of the past: A history of early photography in Singapore and Malaya: The photographs of G.R. Lambert & Co., 1880-1910. Singapore: Times Editions.

Flower, R. (2007). Raffles: The story of Singapore. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions

Johnson, H., & Wright, N. (2008). Vanda Miss Joaquim: Singapore national flower & the legacy of Agnes & Ridley. Singapore: Suntree Media.

Law, J. (2019). Mr Kiasu in Singapore history. Singapore: Shogakukan Asia.

Lim, L. C., & Chan, S. O. (2004). Pioneers of Singapore: Builders of our land. Singapore: Asiapac.

Wise, M. (Ed.). (2018) Travellers' tales of old Singapore. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Singapore: From Past to Present

Barr, M. D. (2019). Singapore: A modern history. London, England: I. B. Tauris & Co.

Chan, C. L. (2010). Hike it! Singapore River: A 'lite' walking guide. Singapore: Autumn Wonders.

Chan, K. B., & Tong, C. K. (Eds.). (2003). Past times: A social history of Singapore. Singapore: Times Editions.

Dhoraisingam S. Samuel. (2010). Singapore's heritage: Through places of historical interest. Singapore: Elixir Consultancy Service.

Fang, J. (2017). Majulah moments: 50 years of National Day parades. Singapore: Straits Times Press.

Fernandez, W. (2011). Our homes: 50 years of housing a nation. Singapore: Straits Times Press.

Ho, S. H., & Ong-Web, G. (Eds.). (2018). National service in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific.

Hong, L., & Huang, J. (2008). The scripting of a national history: Singapore and its pasts. Singapore: NUS Press.

Grylls, V. (2016). Singapore then and now. London, England: Pavilion Books.

Huang, L., & Fang, J. (Eds.). (2015). Front page: Stories of Singapore since 1845. Singapore: Straits Times Press.

Koh, J., & Singapore Children’s Society. (2013). Singapore childhood: Our stories then and now. Singapore: World Scientific.

Kouo, S. -W., & Zhang, W. (2018). Shifting currents: Glimpses of a changing nation. Singapore: National Library Board.

Kwa, C. G., Heng, D., Borschberg, P., & Tan, T. Y. (2019). Seven hundred years: A history of Singapore. Singapore: National Library Board

Lee, X. L. (2015). Sayang Singapura: Re-imagining Singapore's past and present. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Lim, P. H. L. (Ed.). (2009). Chronicle of Singapore 1959-2009: Fifty years of headlline news. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet.

Liu, G. (1999). Singapore: A pictorial history, 1819-2000. Singapore: Archipelago Press.

MessyMsxi. (2015). A collection of childhood snack memoirs. Singapore: National Library Board.

National Library Board. (2015). Living the Singapore story: Celebrating our 50 years, 1965-2015. Singapore: Publisher.

Sim, E. W., Tully, J. S., & Rose, D. N.  (2015). The little Singapore book. Singapore: Pepper Dog Press.

Tan, W. K. (2019). Philatelic rambling in history: Singapore 1819-2019. Singapore: Author.

Ting, K. (2019). Singapore 1819: A living legacy. Singapore: Talisman Publishing.

Tyers, R. K. (2018). Singapore, then and now. Singapore: Landmark Books.

Walton, N. (2018). Singapore, Singapura: From miracle to complacency. London, England: Hurst & Company.

Modern Singapore

Blocksidge, D. (2016). Journey through Singapore: A captivating portrait of Singapore--from Marina Bay to Changi Airport: Welcome to the dynamic island nation where East meets West and the past meets the future. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.

Go, B. (2016). Images of Singapore (4th ed.). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Green, R. (2015). SG A to Z: Singapore through the alphabet. Singapore: The Kapok Tree.

Inglis, K. (2013).  Singapore: World city. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.

Lam, J. (2017). Singapore, country of many faces. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Long, S. (Ed.). (2015). 50 things to love about Singapore. Singapore: Straits Times Press.

Lowbeer, M., & Yoe, C. (2017). ABC explore Singapore. Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Leong, C. (2013). Images of Singapore food: Popular hawker dishes and more. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions.

Math Paper Press. (2017). ABC kiam chye char loti: An alphabet book made possible with passion. Singapore: Publisher.

NDP 2003 Executive Committee. (2003). Things that make us Singaporean. Singapore: Author.

Pang, E. F. (Ed.). (2013). (Almost) uniquely Singapore: 18 objects. Singapore: Select Publishing.

Singapore: The Future

Chua, M. H. (Ed.). (2015). SG100?: Leading thinkers envision Singapore in 2065. Singapore: Straits Times Press.

Quah, E. (Ed.). (2016). Singapore 2065: Leading insights on economy and environment from 50 Singapore icons and beyond. Singapore: World Scientific.