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An insightful guide to Singapore,
This review is from: Singapore Swing (Paperback)
This book is part travel guide, part historical guide and part guide to the soul of Singapore. It is a funny and insightful guide to the tiny city-state of Singapore. Singapore is a amalgamation of cultures (Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian et al) and as such is very diverse. The spirit, if you like, of Singapore is well described in this work. I particularly enjoyed the intertwining of stories from Chinese, Malay and Buddhists legends. In terms of history, the foundation of Singapore, the People's Action Party and the Second World War are covered. I followed up a few of the organisations mentioned in the book, and this was an interesting exercise.
Recommended for those who are interested in Singapore!