The year 1999 marked
the 180th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore by Sir Stamford
Raffles when he concluded a formal treaty with Sultan Hussein of Johor
and Temenggong Abduír Rahman on 6 February 1819. Since its founding,
Singapore has experienced much physical, economic, political and social
change. It has grown from a colonial trading post into a thriving and
An awareness and knowledge of the past will help us to better understand
the present and guide us into the future. For truly, a nation without
its history is like a boat without its moorings.
The NUS Library is pleased to publish this bibliography entitled A Sense
of History: a select bibliography on the history of Singapore. The bibliography
is aimed at students and researchers interested in the history of Singapore,
from its earliest times through the period of British rule, interrupted
briefly by the Japanese occupation, to independence and thereafter.
This publication brings together in one volume the important books including
academic exercises, theses, and dissertations; chapters-in-books; journal
articles; official and parliamentary records as well as journals and
newspapers relating to the history of Singapore. All the titles listed
are available at the NUS Library.
Director, Library & Information Resources
Maintained by Tim Yap Fuan (
© 2002 National University of Singapore
Last modified: April 17, 2002