Monday, October 4, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed by National Library Board, Singapore as the distributor for a number of their publications.

Here, we feature three of the titles:

Singapore: The First Ten Years of Independence 1965 to 1975. Covering the first 10 years of nation building, Singapore: The First Ten Years of Independence is a guide that focuses on the Republic of Singapore’s first Cabinet, the key ideas and the major personalities who helped shape a nation. Starting with the challenges that the Prime Minister and his Cabinet faced at the point of independence in 1965, the guide looks at the key transformations that took place in the nation’s security, economy and society over the decade that followed, at the same time casting an eye on the individual ministers who worked together to oversee these remarkable changes. The guide includes a resource list of speeches and newspaper articles from the period, as well as a selection of oral history interviews, audiovisual materials and further reading.

Aksara: The Pasage of Malay Scripts. The written form of the Malay language has gone through several phases of adoption and adaptation. This publication, in English and Malay, traces the evolution of the Malay scripts revealing the extensive interactions between the Malay community and other civilisations. The Indianisation period saw the Malays using and adapting Indian scripts. With the coming of Islam, the Malays adopted the Arabic script. Subsequently after the European conquest, romanised script was introduced.

Zheng He and Maritime Asia. Published as a companion to the Zheng He and Maritime Asia exhibition, Zheng He and Maritime Asia chronicles the development of China’s maritime history before the Ming dynasty, with its beginning in the Tang dynasty, through the Song and Yuan dynasties. Filled with colourful photographs and illustrations, the thread-bound book takes readers through the establishment of the Ming dynasty and Emperor Yongle’s ascent to the throne, as well as the birth of famed Chinese explorer Zheng He and his rise to Grand Eunuch. Accompanied by interesting details and little-known facts about the maritime trade, Zheng He and Maritime Asia offers a captivating insight into the building of the treasure fleet and ancient Chinese shipbuilding and navigation techniques, including the use of navigation chart and water compass.

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