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Title The Enchanting Lion City: Snapshots of Singapore’s heritage  
ISBN 9789814751926
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Neo Boon Hoe
Specifications 200 x 200 mm / 96 pp / Cased
Publication Date Jan-2017
Target Audience Travellers, people interested in heritage and conservation
Price (SGD) SGD 28.00 BUY NOW
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About the Book

The Enchanting Lion City explores the heritage of Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity. The book captures the charm, dynamic streetscapes and unique character of this city-state through the interesting mix of traditions and businesses. The charming illustrations are organised into sections for easy reference. These cover the familiar streetscapes associated with Singapore, the traditional businesses, our cultural legacy as well as our origins as a food paradise.

The book is divided into four sections. Part One looks at familiar streetscapes often associated with Singapore such as Raffles Hotel, bumboats along the Singapore River and the iconic bandstand at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Part Two looks at the heritage tapestry such as sundry shops, wet markets, street vendors and other traditional business that are fast disappearing. The third section is on our cultural legacy such as Colonial buildings and ethnic enclaves while Part Four showcases Singapore’s origin as a food paradise with illustrations featuring dishes and establishments that still favour the old-style way of preparation; handmade with pride and love. 

Each illustration captures the essence of what makes it special and includes a short write up that explains the part it played in shaping Singapore and its people. 

About the Artist

The author is an architect in private practice. He has a keen interest in heritage and conservation and spends much of his free time exploring the streets of Singapore, sketching and taking photographs.
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