Tales of Old Singapore

Tales of Old Singapore : The Glorious Past of Asia's Greatest Emporium

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It was a fascinating world filled with traders of all nations, roving bands of pirates, murderers running amuck and even the occasional flesh-hungry tiger. Using a patchwork of words and images from Singapore's residents and visitors of yesteryear, author Iain Manley brings old Singapore's colourful colonial past back to life with striking clarity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 142.24 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Earnshaw Books Limited
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
  • 9881998409
  • 9789881998408
  • 393,497

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Iain Manley has done us a magnificent service, assembling these wonderful vignettes of a time past. . . . What a rollicking read and visual feast! Dr. Kevin Y. L. Tan, president, Singapore Heritage Society"show more

About Iain Manley

Iain Manley is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, and has spent the last ten years between Europe and Asia - literally. In 2006 and 2007, he traveled from London to Shanghai overland and plans to resume his transcontinental wandering later this year. Iain studied journalism and literature at the University of Cape Town. His travel writing has appeared in many publications, such as The Daily Telegraph and his own award-winning travel blog, oldworldwandering.com. Tales of Old Singapore is his first book.show more

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