Chronicle of Singapore - Fifty Years of Headline News 1959-2009


With National Library Board
, Editor-in-chief Peter H L Lim

380 pp, 260 mm x 280 mm

ISBN: 978-981-4217-75-0
RRP USD39.00 buy from amazon

Category: History, Reference
Theme: Singapore

The Chronicle of Singapore captures the full dramatic sweep of Singapore’s evolution over the past 50 years. It is a living account of the nation’s history from 1959 to 2009, told in concise newspaper format and vividly illustrated with more than 1,300 images. The book encapsulates the essence of Singapore distilled from gripping news stories on politics, nation-building, defence, economy and education, but equally, it covers less weighty but significant aspects of Singapore life: violent crime, great sporting moments, salacious scandals, high culture and pop culture, risqué entertainment, alternative lifestyles and more, and retells real-life stories that have made Singapore what it is today. Month-by-month, year-by-year, the book gives a dramatic overview of the successes and scandals, as well as the victories and disasters that have shaped Singapore since 1959.

Chronicle of Singapore is packed with over 2,000 news stories drawn mostly from The Straits Times newspaper over the last 50 years, along with sometimes controversial commentaries from the foreign media. The news articles have been written to engage and inform contemporary readers while at the same time rekindling the memories of those who witnessed the actual events as they unfolded.

Chronicle of Singapore will be an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, students at all educational levels, history aficionados, even the ordinary man in the street—in short anyone who has been touched by Singapore in one way or another. To make the events come alive, Chronicle of Singapore is packaged with a DVD which will allow you to enjoy more than 60 minutes of rare film and news footage, interspersed with photo stills of personalities and developments that have shaped Singapore since self-government in 1959.



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