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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore: Economy

Allen, G. C.  & Donnithorne, Audrey G.  Western enterprise in Indonesia and Malaya: a study in economic development. London: Allen & Unwin, 1957. 321p. [HC488 All]

Blythe, W. L.  Historial sketch of Chinese labour in Malaya. Singapore: Govt. Print. Off., 1953. 38p. Reprinted from: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Malayan Branch, v. 20, pt. 1 (June 1947). [HD8769 Bly]

Chan, Kwok Bun  & Chiang, Claire . Stepping out: the making of Chinese entrepreneurs. Singapore: Prentice Hall for  Centre for Advanced Studies, NUS 1994. 405p. [HF5349.12 Cha]

Chew, Melanie . Of hearts and minds: the story of Sembawang Shipyard. Singapore: Sembawang Shipyard, 1998. 379p. [HD8039 Shi.Ch]

Cleary, Mark  & Goh Kim Chuan . Environment and development in the Straits of Malacca. New York: Routledge, 2000. 214p. Has a chapter entitled”Colonial intesification and the rise of Singapore, 1780-1930” (pp. 100-110). [HC497 Sou.Cle]

Cowan, C. D.,  ed. The economic development of South-East Asia: studies in economic history and political economy. London: Allen & Unwin, 1964. 192p. [HC412 Eco]

Drake, P. J.  Evolution of money in Singapore since 1819. IN Papers on monetary economics. Singapore: Singapore University Press for the Monetary Authority of Singapore, 1981. 
Pp.1-25. [HG1320.2 Pap]

Hardstone, Peter C. N.  The role of the Straits Steamship Company in the political development of Malaysia. Singapore: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang University, 1976. 15 leaves. [HF3869 Har]

Helfferich, Emil . Behn, Meyer & Co., founded in Singapore, November 1, 1840 and Arnold Otto Meyer, founded in Hamburg, June 1, 1857: a company history. Hamburg: Hans Christians Verlag, 1981-1983. 2 vols. [HD2769 *IB21H ]

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation: a century in Singapore, 1877-1977. Singapore: The Corporation, 1977. 36p. [HG3369.2 Hon]

Hine, Joshua Robert . Singapore: a geographical study. 115p. Thesis (B.A.) - University of Liverpool, 1940. Microfilm.

Huff, W. G.  The economic growth of Singapore: trade and development in the twentieth century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 472p. [HC497.12 Huf]  

Huff, W. G.  Patterns in the economic development of Singapore. Journal of Developing Areas, 21(3):305-325, 1987. [D842 JDA]

Isher Singh Sekhon . Agriculture in Singapore, 1819-1959. 71p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, University of Malaya, 1961. Microfilm.

Jennings, Eric . Cargoes: a centenary story of the Far Eastern Freight Conference. Singapore: Meridian Communications, 1980. 76p. [HE597 Asi.J]

Jennings, Eric . Mansfields: transport & distribution in South-East Asia. Singapore: Meridian Communications, 1973. 48p. [HD2769 *IM37J]

Jennings, Eric . Wheels of progress: 75 years of Cycle & Carriage. Singapore: Meridian, 1975. 48p. [HD2769 *IC7J]

Khoo, Kay Kim . Chinese economic activities in Malaya: a historical perspective. IN Nash, M., ed. Economic performance in Malaya: the insiders view. New York: Professors World Peace Academy, 1988. Pp. 179-223. [HC497.1 Eco]

King, Sam . Tiger Balm king: the life and times of Aw Boon Haw. Singapore: Times Books International, 1992. 368p. [DS599.51 Abh.K]

Kwek, Hong Png . A lifetime with Hong Leong: an autobiography of Mr Kwek Hong Png, founder & chairman, Hong Leong Group of Companies. Singapore: Hong Leong Group, 1987. 101p. [DS599.51 Khp.L]  

Lee, Sheng Yi . The monetary and banking development of Singapore and Malaysia. 3rd ed. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1990. 318p. [HG1320 Lee]

Lee, Sheng Yi . The development of the monetary and commercial banking system of Malaya and Singapore. 351p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - Dept. of Economics, University of Singapore, 1972. [HD30 *1972 3]

Leong, Amy Mei Lin . Agricultural development in Singapore. 69p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1996. [D6 *1996 11]

Lien, Ying Chow . From Chinese villager to Singapore tycoon: my life story. Singapore: Times Books International, 1992. 238p. [DS599.51 Lie]

Lim, Chong Yah . Economic development of modern Malaya. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1967. 388p. [HC497.1 Lim]

Lim, Eric Khek Kah . Industrialization in Singapore. 30p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, University of Singapore, 1966. Microfilm.

Loh, Grace ; Goh, Chor Boon  & Tan, Teng Lang . Building bridges, carving niches: an enduring legacy. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 2000. 280p. The story of the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation, founded in 1932, and the pivotal role played by Tan Chin Tuan, who was managing director from 1942 to 1972 and chairman from 1966 to 1983.. [HG1526 *O1L]

Loh, Grace  & Lee, Su Yin . Beyond silken robes: profiles of selected Chinese entrepreneurs in Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1998. 97p. [DS599.5 Loh]

Loh, Wen Fong. Singapore agency houses, 1819-1900. 84p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Malaya, 1958. [HF5349.12 Loh]

MacLean, Roderick . A pattern of change: the Singapopre International Chamber of Commerce from 1837. Singapore: Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, 2000. 216p. [HF331.12 Mac]

Menon, Vilasini . The Singapore houses of agency, 1900-1940. 1 vol. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Malaya, 1958. [HF5349.12 Men]

Mullaiselvi K.  The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce 1935-1980. 68p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1989. [D6 *1989 14]

Nie, Dening . Changes in the trading ties between China and Malaya, prewar and postwar. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 72(1):95-112, 1999. Covers the period from 1869 to 1974. [DS501 RASMJ]

Ong, Theng Hong . The Straits Trading Company, 1887-1937. 45p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Malaya, 1958. [HD2769 *IS5.0]

Reutens, Lulin . 90 years and still counting: the Price Waterhouse story in Singapore. Singapore: Price Waterhouse, 1998. 120p. [HF5616.12 Reu]

Shimizu, Hiroshi  & Hirakawa, Hitoshi . Japan and Singapore in the world economy: Japan’s economic advance into Singapore 1870-1965. London: Routledge, 1999. 279p. [HF1602.15 Sin.Sh]

Singapore Airlines 1947-1977: 30 years history in aviation. Singapore: Singapore Airlines, 1978. 1 vol. [HE9881.12 Sin]

Tan, Chwee Huat . Financial markets and institutions in Singapore. 10th ed. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1999. 447p. The first edition of this work was published in 1978. [HG188.12 Tan]

Tan, Ee Leong . The Chinese banks incorporated in Singapore & the Federation of Malaya. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 6(1):113-139, 1928. [DS591 RASMJ]

Tregonning, K. G.  Home port Singapore: a history of Straits Steamship Company Limited, 1890-1965. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1967. 321p. [HD2769 *IS4.T]

Tregonning, K. G.  The Singapore Cold Storage, 1903-1966. Singapore: Cold Storage Holdings Ltd., 1967. 65p. [HD2769 *ICl.T]

Tregonning, K. G.  Straits tin: a brief account of the first seventy-five years of the Straits Trading Company Limited, 1887-1962. Singapore: Straits Times Press, 1962. 84p. [HD2769 *IS5.T]

United Overseas Bank.  Growing with Singapore. Singapore: United Overseas Bank Group, 1985. 124p. [HG1526 *U2G]

Van Helten, Jean-Jacques  & Jones, Geoffrey . British business in Malaya and Singapore since the 1870s. IN Davenport-Hines, R. P. T. & Jones, G., eds. British business in Asia since 1860. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. 157-188. [HG5712 Bri]

Wilson, Dick . Solid as a rock: the first forty years of the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation. Singapore: OCBC, 1972. 133p. [HG1526 *O1W]

Wong, Lin Ken . Commercial growth before the Second World War. IN Chew, Ernest C. T. & Lee, Edwin, eds. A history of Singapore. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1991. Pp. 41-65. [DS599.63 His]

Wong, Lin Ken . Singapore's growth as an entrepot port 1819-1941. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 9(1):50-85, 1978. [DS501 JSAS]

Yeo, Ai Hoon . Enterprise in oil: the history of Shell in Singapore, 1890-1960. 72p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1989. [D6 *1989 20]


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