Singapore: A Biography

After more than two years of blood, sweat, pain and tears, the book Singapore: A Biography, by Mark Ravinder Frost & Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, is going to be launched this October in Singapore.

Explore 400 pages of history from this country like it has never been told before, coupled with over 300 paintings and photography. Expect to hear about the usual suspects (Lee Kuan Yew and David Marshall), and the unusual ones too (prostitutes and secret societies).

Book events  include:

  • Sun, 18 Oct 2009, 2pm, National Library: “History as literature: the writing of Singapore: A Biography”
  • Tue, 20 Oct 2009, 7.30pm, Polymath & Crust: “Singapore: A Biography – a reading & discussion”
  • Sat, 24 Oct 2009, 2pm, National Museum of Singapore: “Heroes, villains and ordinary citizens: a short history of Singaporean dissent”
  • Sat, 31 Oct 2009, 11am, Singapore Writers Festival, at Earshot, The Arts House: “Finding the Singapore Story”

The book will be sold at all events and available from mid-October at bookstores in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Australia. It will be distributed in the US and the UK in early 2010.

Please note that registration is required for the National Library and National Museum events.

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