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Title: Chinatown Memories

Author: Geraldine Lowe-Ismail

Price: $20.00

A memoir and narrative guide to the vibrant spirit of a bygone Singapore. This book takes you through the nooks and crannies, myths and legends of a Chinatown still there in spirit if sadly altered by the march of development and progress.

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Title: Dr. Paglar: Everyman’s Hero

Author: Rex Shelley

Price: $ 30.00

A story that should have been told long ago, this book shares the life of Charles Paglar (1894-1954), a well-known and well-loved doctor and community leader of his time, from wartime troubles to his political career.

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Title: DUTYBOUND

Author: David Miller

Price: $28.00

A true story of a young police inspector, Halford Boudewyn, who joined an Allied spy ring in Occupied Singapore during WWII. His mission – smuggling classified documents out from a POW camp to prevent another major invasion planned by the Imperial Japanese Army. Now for the first time, his complete story can be told in his own words.

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Title: Elvis Lived In Katong

Author: Denyse Tessensohn

Price: $30.00

A vibrant cameo of Singapore at its best. Share in the abundant feast of growing up Eurasian in Singapore in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Its heavy nostalgia with vivid portraits stirs memories of the past. A book to keep and savour.

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Title: Elvis Still Lives In Katong

Author: Denyse Tessensohn

Price: $30.00

Celebrating Eurasiana in Old Singapore, including the glorious art of world famous Eurasian Singaporean Errol Le Cain, this book is another intriguing collection of Singapore Eurasiana to be treasured and savoured.

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Title: Elvis Forever In Katong

Author: Denyse Tessensohn

Price: $30.00

A glimpse into Eurasian culture, lifestyle and traditions, and a compilation of memories of Eurasian families living in and contributing to Singapore, their home.

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Title: Eurasian Heritage Cooking

Author: Quentin Pereira

Price: $40.00

The Singapore Heritage Cookbook series documents and preserves the cultural and culinary heritage of the different ethnic groups in Singapore through recipes passed down the generations.

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Title: Eurasian Heritage Dictionary

Author: Valerie Scully & Catherine Zuzarte

Price: $28.00

More than 9000 Kristang and English headword and sample sentences. Includes pronunciation guide and grammar notes.

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Title: Faces of Courage

Author: Sibil Kathigasu, Gm / Chin Peng / Norma Miraflor & Ian Ward

Price: $26.00

The first in-depth study of Malaya’s legendary war-time heroine, Sibil Kathigasu, and the impact her dauntless decisions and actions had on the members of her immediate family.

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Title: From Syonan to Fuji-Go

Author: Fiona Hodgkins

Price: $25.00

During the Japanese Occupation in WWII, some 3000 men, women and children left Singapore to form a Catholic settlement in the jungles of Malaya, near the town of Bahau. Based on extensive research and the moving account of the author’s journey of discovery, this book provides insight into those who were there and the lasting legacy of Bahau on their lives.

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Title: Gateway to Eurasian Culture

Author: Asiapac Culture – Montage Culture Series

Price: $10.00

Captures and preserves the customs, culture and traditions of Eurasians. A most useful reference book into Eurasian heritage. Ideal for schools.

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Title: Gateway to Singapore Culture

Author: Asiapac Culture

Price: $10.00

A summary of history, religion, customs, culture, food and festivals, of the major races in Singapore: the Chinese, Eurasians, Indians, Malays & Peranakans.

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Title: History of the Dutch in Malaysia

Author: Dennis De Witt

Price: $45.00

This book divides the Dutch historical influences in Malaysia into four different eras. Each era is analysed and represented in relation to its respective social environment and political developments. Written in the perspective of a Malaysian Dutch descendant, it provides a basic but comprehensive understanding on the History of the Dutch in Malaysia.

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Title: I Play and Sing

Author: Mel & Joe Ferdinands

Price: $35.00

Stalwarts of the local music scene, Mel & Joe have played, sung and done it all. They first appeared on television in 1971, and are living proof of our rich musical past and vibrant present. They continue to rock on with passion.

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Title: Life is like a Book of Sudoku

Author: Harold J Angus

Price: $15.00

Easy to read with graphic illustrations, this book is a practical guide to achieving a balanced life.

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Title: Love and War In Old Malacca

Author: Joe Conceicao

Price: $40.00

A story about the Portuguese occupation of Malacca; the Kristang people of Portuguese descent, the chitty Malacca and the Peranakans.

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Title: Our City, Our Home: Singapore Eurasians 1965-2015

Author: The Eurasian Association

Price: $45.00

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the Eurasian Association published this SG50 book which features 50 Eurasians from diverse fields of expertise, such as politics, civil service, health, education, arts, sports, community work and others, who have contributed in one way or another to Singapore’s nation-building over the last fifty years.

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Title: Playing for Malacca

Author: Rebecca Kenneison

Price: $40.00

So begins a stunning personal account of a Eurasian family living in Malaya. One of the many gaps in Reggie’s account of his family was that his mother was Eurasian. When Rebecca Kenneison discovered this omission after his death, she set out to learn more about her many relatives on the other side of the world.

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Title: Robin’s Eurasian Recipes

Author: Quentin Pereira

Price: $20.00

Recipes shared by Chef Quentin Pereira, passed down the generations of his family.

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Title: Saga Seeds

Author: Patricia Maria De Souza

Price: $16.00

This book of poems is a treasure of memories drawn from a life-time’s reflection and observation, written by Patricia M De Souza, who was a teacher at Raffles Girls’ Primary School for 13 years, before moving on to curriculum work and retiring as a literature teacher.

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Title: Singapore Chronicles: Eurasians

Author: Dr. Alexius A. Pereira

Price: $16.00

Eurasians are people who have both European and Asian ancestry. They face and overcome issues of identity in Singapore that appear not to apply to certain other ethnic minorities here. To understand this phenomenon, this book explores the social history of Singapore Eurasians, focusing particularly on the 50 years since Independence. The author, himself a Eurasian, also explains how one cardinal principle of post-colonial Singapore – the ideology and policy of multiculturalism – has affected the evolution of the Eurasian identity.

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Title: Singapore Heads and Tails

Author: Denyse Tessensohn

Price: $20.00

Ethnic characteristics colorfully displayed and the lilt and idiom of the local languages that make Singapore English so special are sensitively portrayed.

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Title: Tears of a Teen-age Comfort Woman

Author: Swee Lian (Edited by Ralph Modder)

Price: $20.00

A true account of the courage and suffering of ‘Swee Lian’ who, like thousands of other women who were forced into Japanese army brothels during WWII, had withheld their real identities because of the shame their stories would have brought to themselves and their families.

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Title: The Accidental Diplomat

Author: World Scientific

Price: $28.00

Endorsement by Lee Kuan Yew: “Maurice Baker is from my generation and his autobiography reflects the life and times that I went through.” Endorsement by S R Nathan: “I am certain that readers will be entertained by his many experiences during the years he spent as a diplomat in India, the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Title: The Devil In Me

Author: David Kraal

Price: $11.00

Tasty tidbits on love and life: Confessions of a Singaporean Eurasian. A selection of newspaper columns that appeared in the Straits Times between 1997 and 2002 by journalist David Kraal.

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Title: The Eurasian Collection

Author: The Eurasian Association

Price: $30.00

In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the Eurasian Association published ‘The Eurasian Collection’, which is a compilation of artefacts and family heirlooms, some more than 100 years old, displayed at the Eurasian Heritage Centre. Each item has its own symbolism, sharing Eurasian history, traditions and culture.

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Title: The Eurasian Cookbook

Author: Mary Gomes

Price: $30.00

This is the first attempt at collating Singapore’s Eurasian recipes. Eurasian food may be little known outside the community but the author hopes her book will help us understand the community’s enduring love affair with this unique cuisine.

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Title: The Eurasian Face

Author: Kirsteen Zimmern

Price: $35.00

Revelling in our uniqueness, we are struck with anxiety over our identity and the human need to belong to an identifiable group of people. It was partly this contradiction which compelled Kirsteen Zimmern to create this book. Through the photographs, she hopes to show that whilst each Eurasian is unique, we all share a ‘look’ that is distinctively Eurasian, a look that lends us an ethnic identity of our very own.

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Title: The Fairy Folk and She

Author: Mary-Anne Grosse Ivie

Price: $15.00

A Tale of Friendship and Love. A young woman – whose mother is the old woman who lives in a shoe – finds the virtues she learned at home to be very handy.

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Title: The Great Genealogical Search

Author: Kevin Shepherdson

Price: $22.40

A remarkable story of how one family traced its roots in the East Indies and discovered its British ancestry. A breakthrough book on genealogy research, from traditional and online research to DNA testing methods.

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Title: The Making of the Luso-Asian World

Author: Dr Laura Pang

Price: $59.90

In 1511, a Portuguese expedition under the command of Afonso de Albuquerque arrived on the shores of Malacca, taking control of the prosperous Malayan port-city after a swift military campaign. This book gives an insight into the history and influence of Portuguese presence in the Malayan Peninsula, expanding and extending into the twenty-first century.

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Title: The Passionate Islanders

Author: Ralph Modder

Price: $25.00

A book based on factual events and situations about the light and darker sides of life in Singapore during British colonial rule as well as before and during the Japanese invasion of Malaya in December 1941 and Singapore in February 1942.

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Title: The Portuguese Mission in Singapore

Author: James Boss

Price: $20.00

This study traces the origins of the presence of the Portuguese Mission in Singapore and the establishment of St. Joseph’s Church in 1825, its role in Catholic life in Singapore in the context of colonial society and an independent Singapore.

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Title: The Travels and Adventures of Sang Dol

Author: Joe Conceicao

Price: $35.00

A story about a fictitious 15th century heroic character, Sang Dol, who has travelled far and wide, having many life- changing and memorable adventures.

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Title: Wartime Kitchen

Author: Wong Hong Suen

Price: $35.00

This book captures the resilience and adaptability of a people faced with limited resources and shortages during the Japanese Occupation and post-war Singapore, and vividly documents a crucial decade in Singapore’s history with a particular emphasis on eating.