Singapore

Singapore

Author: Jin Seng Cheah

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ISBN: OCLC:993093829

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Penang 500 Early Postcards

Penang 500 Early Postcards

He is the author of Selangor: 300 Early Postcards (2011), Perak: 300 Early Postcards (2009), Malaya: 500 Early Postcards (2008) and Singapore:500 Early Postcards (2006), all published by Editions Didier Millet. He also collects Chinese ...

Author: Jin Seng Cheah

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9789671061718

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

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By the late 19th century, Penang had become a thriving port trading in rubber, spices and tin. Its prosperity attracted immigrants from around the world and the island was a rich melting pot of Chinese, Indians, Malays, Europeans and many other peoples. The postcards reproduced in this book are drawn from the huge collection of Penang-born Professor Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Singapore: 500 Early Postcards, Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards and Selangor: 300 Early Postcards.This title in the Early Postcards series will present a diverse array of picture postcards of Penang -- including of its capital George Town, now a World Heritage site -- from the 1890s to the 1970s.
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Mauritius 500 Early Postcards

Mauritius 500 Early Postcards

... Millet 121 Telok Ayer Street #03-01 Singapore 068590 www.edmbooks.com Printed in Singapore by Tien Wah Press (Pte) Ltd, Singapore, October 2012. All rights reserved. MAURITIUS 500 Early Postcards André de Kervern & Yvan Martial.

Author: Andre De Kervern

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9789814260473

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 267

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Since the 18th century, people from Europe, Africa, India and China have made Mauritius their home. The result is a charming mix of cultural and religious traditions, against the backdrop of a tropical paradise. The dramatic landscapes of Mauritius feature high mountain peaks, white beaches and untouched rainforest, as well as rich fauna and flora. This is a welcoming country, where the people live in harmony with their natural surroundings. This selection of postcards from André de Kervern's collection is a timeless record of Mauritius. Each chapter focuses on a different region including the north, south, centre and the capital Port Louis, as well as on the island's people. Classic scenes of sugar cane plantations, railways, parades, horse races and verdant landscapes were all widely circulated fragments of cinéma-vérité. Complete with detailed captions and essays by Yvan Martial, these postcards offer glimpses of life in Mauritius from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Postcard Impressions of Early 20th Century Singapore Perspectives from the Japanese Community From the Lim Shao Bin Collection in the National Library Singapore

Postcard Impressions of Early 20th Century Singapore  Perspectives from the Japanese Community  From the Lim Shao Bin Collection in the National Library  Singapore

POSTCARD 24 IMPRESSIONS OF EARLY 20TH-CENTURY SINGAPORE Notes 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Cheah, J. S. (2006). Singapore: 500 Early Postcards. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, p. 8. (Call no.: RSING 769.566095957 CHE) 2 The ...

Author: Regina Hong

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789811427077

Category: History

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This evocative collection of more than 150 picture postcards offers a fascinating insight into Japanese society in Singapore in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Used as souvenirs and a vehicle for advertisements and personal correspondence, and even propaganda, postcards have taken on many roles throughout Singapore’s history, making them unique and valuable sources of documentation. Based on the Lim Shao Bin Collection of Japanese historical materials at the National Library Singapore, this important study illuminates new historical perspectives on the Japanese community as well as related subjects like tourism, war and empire in pre-World War II Singapore.
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Singapore

Singapore

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ISBN: OCLC:237329569

Category: Postcards

Page: 108

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Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

Penang: 500 Early Postcards. Singapore: Didier Millet, 2012. ———. Selangor: 300 Early Postcards. Singapore: Didier Millet, 2011. Chen Voon Fee. Penang Sketchbook. Singapore: Archipelago Press, Edition Didier Millet, 2001. Chin Kon Yit.

Author: Ooi Keat Gin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538108857

Category: History

Page: 686

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Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.
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The French in Singapore

The French in Singapore

The primary sources that they had access to were the National Archives of Singapore, National Archives of London, the French Diplomatic and Consular ... (first published in 1994) Ban Kah Choon. ... Singapore 500 Early Postcards.

Author: Maxime Pilon

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9789814260442

Category: History

Page: 239

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In 1819, when Sir Stanford Raffles founded Singapore, he was accompanied by two French naturalists. Ever since, French missionaries, merchants, and planters have contributed to its economic and cultural development. This book explores the history of the French people who made Singapore the place it is today.
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The Site of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus in Singapore

The Site of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus in Singapore

That's How It Goes: Autobiography of a Singapore Eurasian. Singapore: Select Books, 2008. ... Goh Chok Tong, National Day Speech, Singapore, August 1996. Singapore: Ministry of Information and the ... Singapore: 500 Early Postcards.

Author: Sandra Hudd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498524124

Category: History

Page: 184

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The Site of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus in Singapore: Entwined Histories of a Colonial Convent and a Nation, 1854–2015 explores key issues and developments in colonial and postcolonial Singapore by examining one particular site in central Singapore: the former Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, established in 1854 and now a food and entertainment complex. The Convent was an early provider of social services and girls’ education—almost a mini-city within walls, including a thriving community of schools, an orphanage, and a women’s refuge. World War II and the Japanese occupation, followed by the creation of the new Republic of Singapore, presented a new set of challenges, but it was the convent’s size and prime location that made it attractive for urban redevelopment in the 1980s and led to government acquisition, demolition of some buildings, and the remainder put out to private tender. The chapel and the former nuns’ residence are classified as National Monuments but, in line with government policy of adaptive re-use of heritage sites, the complex now contains bars and restaurants, and the deconsecrated chapel is used for wedding receptions and events. Tracking the physical and usage changes of the site, this book works to make sense of that eventful journey, a paradoxical journey that moves only in time, not in space, and includes abandoned babies, French nuns, Japanese bombings, and twenty-first century dance parties. In a society that has undergone massive change economically and socially, and, above all, transitioned from a small colonial enterprise to a wealthy independent city-state, those physical changes and differing usages of the Convent site over the years track the changes in the nation. The wider ongoing tensions between heritage conservation and the modern global city are explored by examining what has been chosen for preservation, the quintessentially Singaporean hybridity of the commercial reuse of historic buildings, as well as the nostalgia for what has been lost.
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Between the Bay of Bengal and the Java Sea

Between the Bay of Bengal and the Java Sea

Early Indonesian Commerce: A Study of the Origins of Srivijaya. ... Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 42(1), Singapore 150th Anniversary Commemorative Issue, pp. 112–113. ... Singapore: 500 Early Postcards.

Author: Mariana Isa

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814893008

Category: History

Page: 258

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The peoples of Southeast Asia have a long history of cultural commonalities. From Sumatra to Vietnam, the inhabitants built wooden houses on poles whether they lived in flooded coastal plains or in the highlands. Their diet consisted mainly of rice and fish. They believed in common folk deities such as the rice-spirit. They chewed betel and engaged in pastimes such as cockfighting and sepak takraw. How did such features come to spread across an area of 4.5 million square kilometres? Southeast Asia – for all its diversity of ethnicity, language, religion – can best be understood as a region that has been knit together by a network of trade routes over land and sea. This revelatory new book traces the diffusion of cultures across Southeast Asia from the last few centuries BCE, by looking at trade goods such as Indian beads, Vietnamese Dongson drums, Chinese ceramics, and spices from the Indonesian archipelago. The authors take us through a host of ancient port cities, such as Srivijaya, whose fortunes were intimately tied to these trade routes, pointing out striking similarities in architecture, writing systems, and everyday customs. Richly illustrated with maps, drawings and full-colour photographs, Between the Bay of Bengal and the Java Sea is an illuminating slice of history that reveals in beautiful detail the longstanding mercantile links and cultural kinship among the disparate peoples of Southeast Asia.
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Singapore

Singapore

500 Early Postcards Jin Seng Cheah. • 296 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 3 9015 06679 1867 SELECT 39286 10. FURTHER READING 25. Tanzer , Marlene , ed . Singapore Lifeline – The River and ils People Singapore : Times Books International in ...

Author: Jin Seng Cheah

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: UOM:39015066791867

Category: Art

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Presenting for the first time through the illustrations of 500 postcards from the author's private collection, this book offers a rare and comprehensive glimpse into the changing landscapes and lifestyles of Singapore's past, right up to the Second World
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