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  • In the Mood for Cheongsam A Social History, 1920s-Present

    In the Mood for Cheongsam A Social History, 1920s-Present

    Spanning almost a century, this book examines the origins and development of the cheongsam in the social context of Singapore since its introduction from Shanghai, China, in the 1920s to the present day

  • Maria Theresia Mother Empress of Habsburg Austria

    Maria Theresia Mother Empress of Habsburg Austria

    This catalogue celebrates the personality of an enlightened ruler who still commands respect and appreciation more than two centuries after her rule. Maria Theresia was married at the age of 18 and headed the new-found House of Habsburg-Lorraine at 23 when her father Karl VI died.

  • Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818

    Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818

    View all 477 illustrations from William Farquhar’s extensive collection of natural history drawings, commissioned during his service as the British Resident and Commandant of Melaka from 1803 to 1818.

  • National Museum of Singapore Guide

    National Museum of Singapore Guide

    Discover the profound transformations that have shaped the National Museum of Singapore since 1887.

  • Singapore: A Biography

    Singapore A Biography

    The portrait of Singapore that emerges from this book is dashing, lively and multi-layered, and it offers fresh insight into the ruptures and continuities that have made Singaporeans and their nation what they are today.

  • Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs

    Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs

    Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs is a comprehensive photographic record of Singapore from the early 1840s to the 1900s. Paired with lively commentary, the more than 120 rare photographs from the National Museum of Singapore and leading institutional and private collections recreate a compelling portrait of 19th-century Singapore.

  • Singapore Through 19th Century Prints & Paintings

    Singapore Through 19th Century Prints & Paintings

    Often distinguished by exceptional detail, the images in this book creates an intriguing visual record, offering some of the oldest, rarest and most vibrant glimpses of Singapore.

  • The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions

    The Straits Chinese House Domestic Life and Traditions

    Family portraits as well as high-quality archival photographs of house interiors, furnishings and the practising of traditional rites, together with personal memoirs of life in Straits Chinese homes - some of them on a grand scale - illuminate a way of life which has now largely disappeared but which is nevertheless an important element of Singapore's history and cultural heritage

  • 38°C: Remembering SARS

    38°C: Remembering SARS

    So mysterious was the atypical pneumonia-like illness that the World Health Organization (WHO) could only name the new disease after its symptoms – severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

  • Wartime Kitchen: Food And Eating In Singapore 1942-1950

    Wartime Kitchen Food and Eating in Singapore 1942 - 1950

    Admire the resilience and adaptability of a people faced with limited resources and shortages during the Japanese Occupation and in post-war Singapore.

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