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

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Singapore: Landscape & the Physical Environment

Balakrishnan Jayakumar . The Singapore water supply, 1819-1945: the evolution of a governmental responsibility. 118p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1989. [D6 *1989 4]

Beamish, Jane  & Ferguson, Jane . A history of Singapore architecture: the making of a city. Singapore: Graham Brash, 1985. 182p. [NA1530.12 Bea]

Burkill, H. M.  The Botanic Gardens, Singapore, 1859-1959. St. Albans, UK: Printed by Fisher, Knight & Co., 1959. 7p. Reprinted from Nature, vol.184, pp. 1602-1604, Nov. 21, 1959. [SD657.12 Bur]

Corlett, Richard T.  Bukit Timah: the history and significance of a small rain-forest reserve. Environmental Conservation, 15(1):37-44, 1988. [S900 EC]

Corlett, Richard T.  Singapore. IN Collins, N. M.; Sayer, J. A. & Whitmore, T. C., eds. The conservation atlas of tropical forests: Asia and the Pacific. London: Macmillan, 1991. Pp. 211-215. [G2201 For.C]

Doggett, Marjorie . Characters of light. Singapore: Times Books International, 1985. 137p. Reprint. Originally published in 1957. [DS599.2 Dog]

Edwards, Norman . The Singapore house and residential life 1819-1939. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1990. 281p. [NA7430.2 Edw]

Edwards, Norman  & Keys, Peter . Singapore: a guide to buildings, streets, places. Singapore: Times Books International, 1988. 599p. [NA1530.12 Edw]

Foo, Ah Fong . Reflections on the development of Singapore: the influence of British administrative pragmatism, 1819-1959. Architecture Journal: 53-59, 1984. [NA6 AJ]

Fryer, D. W.  The “million city” in Southeast Asia. IN Tilman, R. O., ed. Man, state, and society in contemporary Southeast Asia. New York: Praeger, 1969. Pp. 72-87. Traces the development of five cities in Southeast Asia – Djakarta, Manila, Saigon, Bangkok and Singapore. [DS526.7 Til]

Geylang Serai: down memory lane: kenangan abadi. Singapore: Heinemann Asia, 1986. 92p. [DS599.4 Gey]

Goh, Mien Hui . The mapping of Singapore: a historical study. 109p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, 1990. [G58 *1990 11]

Gopalakrishnan, V.  & Perera, Ananda , eds. Singapore changing landscapes: Geylang, Chinatown, Serangoon. Singapore: FEP International, 1983. 99p. Based on the SBC TV documentaries. [DS599.2 Sic]

Hancock, T. H. H.  & Gibson-Hill, C. A.  Architecture in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Art Society & Institute of Architects of Malaya, 1954. 40p. Notes on a collection of photographs by Gibson-Hill exhibited at the British Council in Singapore from 26 March to 5 April, 1954. [NA1530.12 Gib]

Hassan, Riaz . Dynamics of urbanization in Singapore. International Review of Sociology, 6(1/3):121-139, 1970. [PERIND Reprint]

Haughton, H. T.  Native names of streets in Singapore. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 42(1):196-207, 1969. [DS591 RASMJ]

Home, Robert . Colonial town planning in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Planning History, 11(1):8-11, 1989. [PERIND Reprint]

Home, Robert . Transformation of the urban landscape in British Malaya and Hong Kong. Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture. 2(1):63-72, 1997. [NA1 JSAA]

Jennings, Eric , ed. Singapore panorama: 150 years in pictures. Singapore: Straits Times Press, 1970. 111p. [DS599.2 Sin]

Kuldip Singh . Municipal sanitation in Singapore, 1887-1940. 84p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1990. [D6 *1990 10]

Lee, Edwin . Historic buildings of Singapore. Singapore: Preservation of Monuments Board, 1990. 113p. [DS599.3 Lee]

Lee, Kip Lin . The Singapore house 1819-1942. Singapore: Times Editions for Preservation of Monuments Board, 1988. 231p. [NA7430.2 Lee]

Lim, Jon Sun Hock . Colonial architecture and architects of Georgetown (Penang) and Singapore, between 1786 and 1942. 5 vols. Thesis (Ph.D.) - School of Architecture, National University of Singapore,1991. [NA25 *1991 55]

Lip, Evelyn . Chinese temple architecture in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1983. 114p. [NA6030.12 Lip]

Lip, Evelyn . Chinese temple architecture in Singapore. 250p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, 1985. [NA25 *1985 1]

Liu, Gretchen . In granite and chunam: the national monuments of Singapore. Singapore: Landmark Books and Preservation of Monuments Board, 1996. 281p. [DS599.3 Liu]

Pastel portraits: Singapore's architectural heritage. Singapore: Singapore Coordinating Committee, 1984. 156p. [NA1530.12 Pas]

Phua, Kok Tee . The evolution of the city of Singapore, 1819-1959. 82p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, University of Malaya, Singapore, 1961. Microfilm.

Ramachandra, S.  Singapore landmarks: past and present. Singapore: Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1961. 78p. [DS599.7 Ram]

Rimmer, Peter J.  Rikisha to rapid transit: urban public transport systems and policy in Southeast Asia. Sydney: Pergamon Press, 1986. Has a chapter on the history of Singapore's public transport system (pp. 107-151). [HE311 Asi.R]

Samuel, Dhoraisingam S.  Singapore's heritage: through places of historical interest. Singapore: Elixir Consultancy Service, 1991. 323p. [DS599.3 Sam]

Savage, Victor R.  & Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  Urban development and industrialization in Singapore: an historical overview of problems and policy responses. IN Lee, B. H. & Oorjitham, K. S. S., eds. Malaysia and Singapore: experiences in industrialization and urban change. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya, 1993. Pp. 22-56. Examines the major trends in urban and industrial growth in Singapore from early nineteenth century to the present. [DS592 Msf 2]

Seow, Eu Jin.  Architectural development in Singapore. 518p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Melbourne, 1973. [NA9253.2 Seo]

Singapore 1870s-1940s in pictures. Singapore: Ministry of Culture, 1980. 165p. [DS599.6 Sie]

Singapore in pictures, 1819-1945. Singapore: Sin Chew Jit Poh, 1981. 184p. [DS599.61 Sig]

Soh, Eng Khim . A history of land transport in Singapore, 1819-1942. 81p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1984. [D6 *1984 19]

Stowell, Margaret . The port of Singapore. 79p. Thesis (M.Sc.) - University of Chicago, 1939. Microfilm.

Tan, Andrew . Pioneers' homes in the social history of Singapore. Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture. 2(1):73-89, 1997. [NA1 JSAA]

Tan, Willie . Spatial restructuring of Singapore 1819-1991. 245p. Thesis - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney, 1993. [HT169.12 Tan]

Teo, Mary Celine Kiew Ting . The development of the port of Singapore, 1819-1959. 62p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, University of Malaya, 1962. Microfilm.

Teo, Siew Eng . Planning principles in pre- and post-independence Singapore. Town Planning Review, 63(2):163-185, 1992. [NA9000 TPR]

Teo, Siew Eng  & Savage, Victor R.  Singapore landscape: a historical overview of housing image. IN Chew, Ernest C. T. & Lee, Edwin, eds. A history of Singapore. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1991. Pp. 312-338. [DS599.63 His]

Teo, Siew Eng  & Savage, Victor R.  Singapore landscape: a historical overview of housing image. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 6(1):48-63, 1985. [G38 SJTG]

Tyers, Ray K.  Singapore, then & now. Singapore: University Education Press, 1976. 2 vols. [DS599.2 Tye]

Voo, Alice Nyuk Foon . Urban growth in Singapore. 81p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, University of Singapore, 1962. Covers the years from 1819 to 1959. Microfilm.

Wong, Poh Poh . Artificial coastlines: the example of Singapore. Zeitschriift fuer Geormorphologie. Supplementband, 57:175-192, 1985. [PERIND]

Wong, Poh Poh . The changing landscapes of Singapore island. IN Ooi, J. B. & Chiang, H. D., eds. Modern Singapore. Singapore: University of Singapore, 1969. Pp. 20-51. [DS599.6 Ooi]

Yeo, Hsuyin . Queenstown: a history of Singapore's first new town. 1 vol. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1995. [D6 *1995 26]

Yeoh, Brenda S. A.  & Tan, Boon Hui . The politics of space: changing discourses on Chinese burial grounds in post-war Singapore. Examines the discourse between the state and Chinese community with respect to Chinese burial grounds from 1945 to the 1970s. Journal of Historical Geography, 21(2):184-201, 1995. [G141 JHG]

York, F. W.  & Phillips, A. R.  Singapore: a history of trams, trolleybuses and buses . Vol. 1. 1880's to 1960's. Croydon, UK: DTS Publishing Ltd., 1996. 256p. [HE5701.12 Yor]


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