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Growing Up In British Malaya And Singapore A Time Of Fireflies And Wild Guavas

Growing Up In British Malaya And Singapore  A Time Of Fireflies And Wild Guavas PDF
Author: Maurice Baker
Publisher: World Scientific
Size: 16.77 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Growing Up In British Malaya And Singapore A Time Of Fireflies And Wild Guavas Book Description

by Maurice Baker, Growing Up In British Malaya And Singapore A Time Of Fireflies And Wild Guavas Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Growing Up In British Malaya And Singapore A Time Of Fireflies And Wild Guavas books, Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest of childhood memories with his family and friends up to the defeat of the British during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.Baker's recounts are often humorous and detailed with the help of rare photographs, preserved since his childhood. His love for poetry also seeps through the lines of vivid prose, sending the reader back to a simpler time where tigers still used to roam the jungles of Malaya and Singapore; where fireflies were as abundant as starlight, and wild guava trees stood tall.


The Kuomintang Movement In British Malaya 1912 1949

The Kuomintang Movement in British Malaya  1912 1949 PDF
Author: Ching Fatt Yong
Publisher: NUS Press
Size: 24.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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The Kuomintang Movement In British Malaya 1912 1949 Book Description

by Ching Fatt Yong, The Kuomintang Movement In British Malaya 1912 1949 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Kuomintang Movement In British Malaya 1912 1949 books, The Kuomintang (KMT)--the first legalized political party and movement in modern Malaysian and Singaporean history--is studied against the background of British colonial rule, the changing political circumstances and fortunes in China, and the rising and waning of Malayan Chinese nationalism from 1894. While it highlights the development of the Malayan KMT Movement in terms of leadership, organization, and ideology, it also analyzes changing British colonial policy and management techniques toward the Movement.


Templer And The Road To Malayan Independence

Templer and the Road to Malayan Independence PDF
Author: Leon Comber
Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
Size: 52.87 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
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Templer And The Road To Malayan Independence Book Description

by Leon Comber, Templer And The Road To Malayan Independence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Templer And The Road To Malayan Independence books, Dr Comber's account of General Templer's administration in Malaya as High Commissioner and Director of Operations (1952-54) during the Malayan Emergency departs from the usually accepted orthodox assessment of his time in Malaya by focusing on the political and socioeconomic aspects of his governance rather than the military. In doing so, Dr Comber has relied mainly on primary and other first-hand sources, including the confidential reports sent from Malaya by the Australian Commission to the Australian government in Canberra, and the private papers of some of the leading Malayan politicians of the time with whom Templer had dealings which have been deposited in the ISEAS Library, Singapore, many of which have not been used before.The evidence and facts that Dr Comber marshals in this study reflect well the reservations that were often felt about General Templer's authoritarian form of government. While he was a good general and had an impressive military record, his administration in Malaya was marred by a lack of understanding of the background to Malaya's history and the subtleties that are inherent in its culture and way of life which would have enabled him to come to terms more easily with the aspirations of the Malayan people for self-government and independence.


Sampans Banyans And Rambutans

Sampans  Banyans and Rambutans PDF
Author: Derek Tait
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Size: 64.28 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Sampans Banyans And Rambutans Book Description

by Derek Tait, Sampans Banyans And Rambutans Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sampans Banyans And Rambutans books, One man's story of an experience shared by thousands of children. The idyllic upbringing of the child of a Navy officer in Malaya and Singapore during the 1960s.


The Singapore Story Memoirs Of Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story  Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew PDF
Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Size: 76.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 686
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The Singapore Story Memoirs Of Lee Kuan Yew Book Description

by Lee Kuan Yew, The Singapore Story Memoirs Of Lee Kuan Yew Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Singapore Story Memoirs Of Lee Kuan Yew books, The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political skill, he countered adversaries, sometimes enlisting their help, at others opposing them, in the single-minded pursuit of Singapore’s interests. We read how he led striking unionists against the colonial government, how over tea and golf he fostered ties with key players in Britain and Malaya, of secret midnight meetings in badly lit rooms, drinking warm Anchor beer with a communist underground leader, of his purposeful forging of an alliance with communists to gain the support of the Chinese-educated masses. Readers will find inspiration in his tenacity as he fought for the people’s hearts and minds against first the communists and later the communalists – in parliament, on the streets and through the media. Drawing on unpublished Cabinet papers, archives in Singapore, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as personal correspondence, he gives us a vivid picture of how others viewed him: determined (“Lee will bluff, bully and blackmail up to the eleventh hour”), motivated (“Choo knew I sweated blood to master Hokkien”), ambitious (“He would think himself as legitimate as I was to be the leader of Malaya”), dangerous (“Crush Lee! Put him inside”). It is a sometimes controversial yet strangely consistent portrait of this Asian statesman. These experiences and his dealings with the political leaders were to shape his views and policies, which have had a major impact on Singapore and the region.


British Malaya

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Size: 40.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Malay Peninsula
Languages : en
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I Remember

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Author: Choi Siew Hong
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
Size: 78.73 MB
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by Choi Siew Hong, I Remember Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download I Remember books,


Planting Empire Cultivating Subjects

Planting Empire  Cultivating Subjects PDF
Author: Lynn Hollen Lees
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Size: 73.60 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 382
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by Lynn Hollen Lees, Planting Empire Cultivating Subjects Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Planting Empire Cultivating Subjects books, This is an innovative study of how British Colonial rule and society in Malayan towns and plantations transformed immigrants into British subjects.


In British Malaya To Day

In British Malaya To day PDF
Author: Richard John Hamilton Sidney
Publisher:
Size: 41.62 MB
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Category : Malay Peninsula
Languages : en
Pages : 311
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by Richard John Hamilton Sidney, In British Malaya To Day Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download In British Malaya To Day books,


The Changi Brownlow

The Changi Brownlow PDF
Author: Roland Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
Size: 72.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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by Roland Perry, The Changi Brownlow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Changi Brownlow books, This is the moving, powerful and surprising story of a group of Australian POWs who organise an Australian Rules Football competition under the worst conditions imaginable - inside Changi prison. After Singapore falls to the Japanese early in 1942, 70 000 prisoners including 15 000 Australians, are held as POWs at the notorious Changi prison, Singapore. To amuse themselves and fellow inmates, a group of sportsmen led by the indefatigable and popular ‘Chicken’ Smallhorn, created an Australian Football League, complete with tribunal, selection panel, umpires and coaches. The final game of the one and only season was between ‘Victoria’ and the ‘Rest of Australia’, which attracted 10 000 spectators, and a unique Brownlow Medal was awarded in this unlikely setting under the curious gaze of Japanese prison guards. Meet the main characters behind this spectacle: Peter Chitty, the farm hand from Snowy River country with unfathomable physical and mental fortitude, and one of eight in his immediate family who volunteered to fight and serve in WW2; ‘Chicken’ Smallhorn, the Brownlow-medal winning little man with the huge heart; and ‘Weary’ Dunlop, the courageous doctor, who cares for the POWs as they endure malnutrition, disease and often inhuman treatment. Changi Brownlow is a story of courage and the invincibility of the human spirit, and highlights not only the Australian love of sport, but its power to offer consolation in times of extreme hardship.