5.0 out of 5 stars
Evocative and practical, 3 Mar 2009
I live in Singapore but bought this book to be used by my frequent guests.
Without exception, they loved it.
The writing style was clear and lyrical, and the tips and insights fascinating. It's so nice to read a book written by someone who actually lives here and really understands the place and its culture.
I liked the fact that it focussed on Singapore rather than Malaysia as I find too many other guides do the opposite. The level of detail on Singapore was really helpful. It would not have been possible to cover Malaysia in the same level of detail and keep the book under 2000 pages so I'm glad she didn't try. If I want book on Malaysia I'll buy one, but this offered just enough to whet my interest.
I will be awaiting the next edition with interest.