Posted in Resources on 01/21/2011 12:15 pm by athena_aziz
1. Singapore’s 100 historic places / [writers/researchers, G. Uma Devi ... et al.].
Call No.: English 959.57 SIN -[HIS]
2. Discover Singapore : the city’s history & culture redefined / text by Susan Tsang ; photography by Edward Hendricks.
Call No.: English 959.57 TSA
3. Singapore’s heritage : through places of historical interest / Dhoraisingam S. Samuel.
Call No.: English 959.57 SAM
4. Ray Tyers’ Singapore : then & now / [Ray Tyers] ; revised and updated by Siow Jin Hua.
Call No.: English 959.57 TYE -[HIS]
5. Singapore : the encyclopedia / [editor-in-chief, Tommy Koh ; general editors, Timothy Auger, Jimmy Yap, Ng Wei Chian].
Call No.: English 959.57003 SIN -[HIS]
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http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg or email email@example.com
Posted in General, Upcoming Programmes! on 01/21/2011 11:53 am by athena_aziz
Saturday, 26 February, 9.00 am – 11.30 am
Information Counter, Level 1, National Library Building
Have you ever wondered why there are bat motifs in a Chinese temple? Or why is it that cactus is rare in a Chinese home? Join us for a walk through Singapore’s Chinatown – a journey into the Chinese traditions, superstitions, myths and taboos.
Based on the book Choi! Touchwood, this tour takes you through landmarks like Thian Hock Keng Temple, Smith Street, Ang Siang Hill and Sago Lane.
Based on their years of research and conceptualisation of Choi! Touchwood, designers of the book will reveal and share fun facts in the world of Chinese superstition at the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown. Explore how the book covered the contrasts of a modern society and traditional beliefs and remind you about your childhood days when traditions, myths and taboos were a big part of your lives. Bear in mind though that this is not a heritage trail! So come armed with your own stories and beliefs to share with the group.
For this tour, we bring you on the first part of the journey covered in the book and leave you to explore the rest on your own!
Check out www.choitouchwood.com for more information. This programme is jointly presented by National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and the National Library Singapore.
As places are limited, registration is required at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg, “Singapore”. Or you can click here.