Singapore - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Anything from Singapore book publisher Epigram Books, “a one-stop online bookstore specialising in Singaporean titles, including novels, recipe books, children's books, graphic novels and more.” Tanamera by Neil Barber for a fictional saga of WWII Singapore from the perspective of a self-congratulatory white male colonialist - Mar 2022

Crazy Rich Asians (this book is silly but it does give a glimpse of Singapore, albeit from the super rich side lol) - Aug 2015

Crazy Rich Asians -it's fiction but pretty accurate! - Aug 2015

Any standard guide book. - Mar 2010

I found the 'Culture Shock' book on Singapore to be minimally useful happy talk. - Dec 2008

Check out Paul Theroux: he's gimlet-eyed about everyplace, but he seems to hate Singapore. - Dec 2008

The Air Conditioned Nation, Cherian George - Aug 2008

Kirpal Singh is a well-known Singaporean creative writer - he has some stuff on Amazon that's great. - Aug 2008

As much as I like lonely planet, avoid their guidebook on Singapore. they put on a very rosy pair of shades when describing this place. Paul Theroux has some funny and painfully true anecdotes about Singapore in his travel writing. - Jun 2008


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