Singapore Culture and Architecture Books

Singapore English in a Nutshell: An Alphabetical Description of its Features by Brown, Adam.

Singapore: Federal Publications, 1999, 253p.

Can't make sense of Singapore English, its vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation? This accessible book will guide you along. An invaluable introduction to the characteristics and quirks of Singapore English.

Singapore: Architecture Of A Global City

by Powell, Robert.
Singapore: Archipelago Press, 2000. 253p.

A beautiful and definitive book of architecture in Singapore. The contents are divided by areas of the island - the Central Business District, Marina Centre and the Civic District and others. Both public buildings and private houses are illustrated.

Journey through Singapore: A Pictorial Guide to the Lion City

by Yeo, Nicolette.
Singapore: Times Editions, 2003, 71p.

Rich with colour photographs and informative insets, this up-to-date, reader-friendly volume takes a panoramic look at Singapore - its terrain, buildings, monuments, population and ways of life.

Postmodern Singapore

edited by Lim, William S. W.
Singapore: Select Publishing, 2002, 208p.

What is the postmodern Singapore experience? The contributors in this volume look for answers in the country's culture, architecture, writing and performance. They embody the spirit of experimentation, in a way that responds to the peculiar historical and geographical conditions that have turned Singapore into what it is.

Latent Images: Film in Singapore

by Uhde, Jan & Yvonne Ng Uhde.
Singapore: Oxford University Press in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 2000, 255p.

An interesting study of the burgeoning film industry in Singapore. It traces the early days of local film production to the recent revival of interest in filmmaking. The roles of cinema companies, non-profit enterprises, film organisations and the government are also outlined and documented.