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.