Horizon Publications


We publish titles of local and asian interests. Some of our authors include well-know authors Dr Catherine Lim and Dr Foo Check Teck; ex-politicians
Othman Wok, Joe Conceicao; ex-journalist and veteran author
Ralph Modder; Mary Gomes and others.

Tears of A Teen-age Comfort Woman
by Swee Lian
edited by Ralph Modder
ISBN: 9789810805951
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Memoir - Paperback

This is the true account of the courage and suffering of Swee Liang who, like thousands of other women who were forced into Japanese army brothels during World War II, had withheld their real identities because of the shame their stories would have brought to themselves and their families. Swee Lian was 16 when she was imprisoned and raped by a Japanese Kempeitai (military/secret police) officer and sent to an army brothel in British North Borneo (now Sabah) in 1942. Her parents who were also arrested by the Kempeitai died as the result of torture while in prison. She made an incredible escape to Japanese-occupied Singapore in 1943 where she took refuge in a Buddhist nunnery until the surrender of Japan in 1945. In 1948 she married Choon, her ‘student-days sweetheart’ and a guerrilla fighter, fulfilling a promise they had made before her escape to Singapore. He died in Australia in 1969 where they had settled and where she had lived with members of her family until her death in 1981.

The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler
by Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel
ISBN: 9789810808648
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Military - Paperback

The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler reveals the truth about Operation Valkyrie – an assassination conspiracy involving high-ranking German army officers. The book is a classic – an exciting tale of modern sabotage packed with firsthand information about Stauffenberg’s tragic failed attempt on Hitler’s life. Filled with suspense and flourishes of gut-wrenching intensity, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler is all the more thrilling for one reason – everything is true. Venture inside Hitler’s secret bunker, the Wolf’s Lair, and sit in on discussions of Nazi strategy. Feel your heart race as the briefcase bomb intended to kill the f├╝hrer is set in place and the conspirators wait for word of his death. Written while those involved were still alive and testifying, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler is the most powerful and candid telling of the near-miss assassination of Hitler ever written. Praises for the Book“Exciting and readable.” ─ The Times“Well written and accurate”─ The New York Review of Books

Singapore and The Many-Headed Monster
by Joe Conceicao
ISBN: 9789810578824
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
History - Paperback

A Number of historians have published academic approaches on the various riots and ethnic and religious disturbances that have taken place in Singapore. "Singapore and the Many-headed Monster" is not one of them. This book is a personal and heart-felt look at the tragic instances when the many-headed monster - riots - reared its ugly heads and marred Singapore's history.The author also writes with compassion about those who were made sacrificial victims; and reads conclusions relevant and imperative for today's living.

Mary’s Recipes – A Celebration of a Singapore Kitchen
by Mary Gomes
ISBN: 9789810503932
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Cook - Paperback

Mary Gomes, author of bestseller The Eurasian Cookbook, presents her latest book Mary’s Recipes – A Celebration of a Singapore Kitchen, a collection of local favourites and more Eurasian dishes.
This book is not just a celebration of one family’s Eurasian and Peranakan heritage, but that of a true Singapore Kitchen.
Mary Gomes follows the successful publication in 2001 of her first book, The Eurasian Cookbook, with a collection of recipes featuring the myriad ethnic cuisines of her home, Singapore.
In this long awaited second cookbook, Mary shares with us her family’s secret recipes from chicken sambal buah keras to braised duck and shrimp sambal bostadar to nonya bak chang. Learn to make hawker favourites such as harlock prawns and old family dishes such as yam rice, all simplified for the modern cook.

“With this book, Mary has proved she is among the best in a dazzling array of women cookbook authors that we are so fortunate to have in Singapore. Long may they flourish.”
From foreword by David Kraal

The Red Cheong-sam And Other Old Tales
of Malaya and Singapore
by Ralph Modder
ISBN: 9789810503901
Price: SGD19.00 (w/o GST)
Fiction - Paperback

The thirty-one stories selected for this volume portray the scandalous, tragic, violent, romantic and lighter sides of life at various levels of the segregated English and Asian communities in Malaya (now Malaysia ) and Singapore under British colonial rule. It began with the founding of Singapore in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles of the British East India Company. It ended during the dismantling process of the British Empire at the end of World War II in 1945.
The stories originated from various sources and were passed on by word-of-mouth or recalled from memory and jotted down over a period of several years. While many were ‘lost in time,' others may have found their way into Far Eastern stories by Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad.
The ‘good old (colonial) days' may still be remembered with nostalgia by a steadily dwindling number of survivors from that era or recalled with mixed feelings by others who might ask, ‘What were so good about those days, anyway?' – remembering the eternal clashes of cultures and those between peoples from two vastly different moulds. It had prompted Kipling to note, ‘Oh, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.'
But, despite the ‘twain' not meeting or whether they did meet without anyone noticing, life moved on, or stumbled along, with all its inherited (Eastern and Western) dogmas, stigmas and human frailties; some of which are recounted in this volume.

The Boy Who Talks To Ghost
by Benny and Alice Wong
edited by Ralph Modder
ISBN: 9789810503918
Price: SGD13.00 (w/o GST)
Horror - Paperback

An Incredible True Story!
This a true story about a thirteen-year-old boy Benny Wong, who is able to talk to good ghosts and those who are members of his family. He is also able to see other spirits, evil spirits ones, too!
His parents James and Alice Wong say: “Benny is telling the truth, We're not saying this because he happens to be our son. We were involved in many of the incredible events he describes. It is a sensitive story that
concerns our family as well as others who have passed away and who may have families still living. In order to avoid any harmful publicity, we have not revealed their identities or our own. However, it in way alters the fact that this is a true story.

Duel of the Soul
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810516314
Price: SGD88.00 (w/o GST)
Philosophy - Hardback

This is a special collector's edition. Only 300 copies are printed and each book is numbered.

PRAISES FOR THE BOOK
“It is inspirational to learn that Musashi, a famous Japanese Ninja who had never lost a fight had a deeply strategic Mind. Dr Foo Check Teck cleverly interprets the messages to align them with modern attributes in sound management. The book is both interesting and informative to management students and professionals.”
Professor CHAM Tao Soon, University Distinguished Professor, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
“In an age when many experienced managers seek to rediscover their spiritual dimension after years of logical achievement and concentration, Check Teck encourages us to return to Mother Nature. This is timely novella, written to help us audit and re-balance our managerial lives. It continues the author's deep research in Sun Tzu and the inner meaning for self and community. You are encouraged to seek the wisdom within.”
Professor Peter McKierman, Head of School of Management , University of St. Andrews , Scotland

The BrainSmart Leader
by Tony Buzan, Tony Dottino, Richard Israel
ISBN: 9789810519490
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

- Why do so many organizations find it difficult to use teamworking?
- Why do change programmes fail so often?
- How can organizations process information more effectively?
- What does a modern manager need to do to ensure success?

These and other important business issues are dealt with in this challenging book by Mind expert Tony Buzan and his American colleagues, Tony Dottino and Richard Israel. To illustrate their ideas they introduce the concept of the BrainSmart Leader – a corporate change agent who has learned how to harness the awesome capacity of the human brain.
‘I have utitlized the principles describe in this book, and have found that they boost innovation, stimulate creative thinking and deliver outstanding results on both a personal and business level.' --- Bob Hughes, Manager of National Accounts Payable Services, IBM

Suharto - Indonesia's Last Sultan
by Keith Loveard
ISBN: 9789810414788
Price: SGD25.90 (w/o GST)
History - Paperback

Suharto was one of the world's most enduring rulers - some say dictators. If he was a dictator, he was in many respects a benevolent one. He offered Indonesia a deal, by which personal freedoms were restricted in return for a share in economic advancement. Ruling in many ways like a traditional Javanese sultan, Suharto fell from power when he could no longer deliver his side of the deal. With the economy in collapse, a people who had been tolerant suddenly decided it was time for change

The Imperial Mind
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810455699
Price: SGD18.50 (w/o GST)
Biography - Paperback

The author explores in this book, the rise of Lady Wu to become Emperor of China. She was to reign, in China's 5,000 years of recorded history, as the only female "Son of Heaven", supreme as Emperor. The author focuses on the working of Lady Wu's mind in the process of an uphill struggle to overcome impossible odds. From a lowly maid doing palace chores, she rose to become Emperor. Her success story should be a beacon to modern women lost in their own struggles to rise above the tide

Thinking Around Stratagems
by Foo Check Teck
ISBN: 9789810422981
Price: SGD15.00 (w/o GST)
Business - Paperback

This exceptionally riveting book stimulates readers to think around the Thirty-six Stratagems of the ancient Chinese. In this book, the authors bring to readers simple explanations of the ancient Chinese stratagems in a series of intriguing diagrams and anecdotes.


The Singapore Chinese Massacre
by Ralph Modder
ISBN: 9789810503888
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
History - Paperback

After the British Had Surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, Lt. Gen. Yamashita, commander of the victorious 25th Army, ordered that male Chinese had to 'register' at various centres. The purpose was to discover 'anti-Japanese elements among the Chinese population', in particular Chinese guerrilla-volunteers who had fought courageously when the Japanese invaded Singapore. Thousands of Chinese were picked out at random by the Kempeitai, the dreaded Japanese secret police. The victims were taken to remote places, mostly beaches and shot.
A Bristish War Crimes Court in Singapore in 1947 sentenced several senior Japanese army officers to death or to long prison terms for their parts in the massacre, also known as 'Sook Ching' Massacre ('Sook Ching' meaning 'purification by purge' Chinese) The Japanese had admitted that 5,000 were executed while there were claims the number was about 50,000. The actual number is unknown.


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