1st Edition

Singapore - A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu Copyright 1999
    404 Pages
    by Routledge

    In less than two centuries, Singapore has transformed itself from a small seaside kampong into a modern metropolis, growing first into a thriving colony, then a Straits Settlement, and becoming in 1965 an independent nation. With over 1,200 images, this book documents all the important aspects of Singapore's history: political and economic development, the construction of the city and the emergence of a new society. Early and contemporary photographs, lithographs and engravings drawn largely from the rich collection of the National Archives of Singpaore, with a keenly written text, tell the story of Singapore. Some of these images are very rare, and many have never been published before.

    Introduction: Eyes of the Nation 1. Immigrant Settlement 1819-1869 2. Colonials and Coolies 1870-1919 3. Cosmopolitan City 1920-1940 4. Towards a Nationhood 1941-1965 5. Island, City, State 1965-2000 Bibliography Index Picture Credits


    Gretchen Liu