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Singapore - Suggested reading

Living in Singapore
A Reference Guide, American Association of Singapore

Singapore, Lonely Planet

The Singapore Story
Lee Kuan Yew – the first volume of the autobiography of Singapore’s first prime minister

A Pictorial History 1819-2000, Gretchen Lui

The Bondmaid
Catherine Lim, Orion, 1998 – a novel by a Singaporean/ Malaysian writer set in 1950’s Singapore

Singapore English in a Nutshell
Adam Brown, Federal Publications – a serious look at how English is spoken in Singapore

The Coxford Singlish Dictionary
Angsana Books – an extremely amusing look at ‘Singlish’- a version of English that the locals speak that combines Chinese grammar with vocabulary from standard English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese dialects

Notes from an Even Smaller Island
Neil Humphries- a foreigner takes a humorous look at life in modern Singapore

‘A Matter of Course’
Etiquette series, Raelene Tan, Landmark Books.  Includes books on Chinese, Indian and Malay customs and etiquette.

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