China Cuckoo
How I lost a fortune and found a life in China
by Mark Kitto
ISBN: 9781845299408
Price: SGD27.00 (w/o GST)
Travelogue - B Paperback, 256 pp
Constable & Robinson

The story of an Englishman who went to China in search of a fortune, and found a life.
In booming Shanghai, Mark Kitto hit the big time. The Financial Times called him a ‘mini media mogul’.
Funny, touching and inspiring, Mark’s story gives a very different view of China today – from someone who’s chosen to stay.

Hot Spots to Shop Bangkok
by Wendy D. Johnson
ISBN: 9789749511657
Price: SGD15.00 (w/o GST)
Travelogue - Paperback, 208 pp
Silkworm Books

Hot Spots to Shop Bangkok contains everything you need to make your shopping holiday memorable and successful. All the hard work has been done, so you’re free to enjoy the unique delights of Bangkok while you shop up a storm! In Hots Spots to Shop Bangkok you’ll find details on all the best shops, malls and markets for absolutely everything you could possibly want, conveniently organised by category.ld.

The Mammoth Book of Tattoos
by Lal Hardy
ISBN: 9781845297404
Price: SGD32.70 (w/o GST)
General interest - Paperback
Constable & Robinson

500 contemporary colour photographs, featuring the work of 80 of the world's leading tattoo artists.

This giant volume includes the very best of the new work made possible by modern improvements in tattoo art. Here are 500 striking photographic images of tattoos, covering all styles from bold ‘tribal’ pieces, Chinese characters and hieroglyphs to delicate air-brushed designs, and from all-over ‘body suits’ to individual motifs – works as distinctive as the bodies they adorn. Featuring the work of the Discovery Channel's L.A. Ink stars Corey Miller, Kim Saigh and Hannah Aitchinson, and London Ink's Nicole Lowe, Louis Molloy and Phil Kyle amongst many others.

Best Eats KL 2009
by Fay Khoo
ISBN:: 9789839476217
Price: SGD18.00 (w/o GST)
Reference - A Paperback
Q Guides

Best Eats is Klang Valley’s first and only dedicated food guide which presents an unbiased, un-advertiser-driven perspective of the best places to eat at around KL, from kerbside casual to five-star gourmet restaurants. The guide encompasses exhaustively researched reviews by the writer and her editorial team, as well as readers’ choices and celebrity recommendations.

Shopsmart Singapore
by Jane Marsden
ISBN: 9789810485917
Price: SGD15.00 (w/o GST)
Travel - Paperback

Expert. objective reviews of more than 2,000 selected outlets / Over 30 shopping categories from art to wet markets / Six shopping areas comprehensively covered including Chinatown, Arab Street, Little India & Holland Village / Saves readers time, money & effort / Ratings for price, service, quality, range & value for money / Local tips on what, where, when & how to buy / History & geography / User-friendly maps / Website updates with the latest news plus hotel, dining, nightlife & sightseeing options / No paid advertising.

Shopsmart Bali & Lombok
by Jane Marsden
ISBN: 9789810501204
Price: SGD30.00 (w/o GST)
Travel - Paperback

Expert, objective reviews of more than 1,000 selected shops & services / Over 30 shopping categories from antiques to woodcarvings / Six shopping areas comprehensively covered (Denpasar, Kuta, Lombok, Sanur, Seminyak & Ubud) / Courses including cooking, scuba-diving, jewellery-making & surfing / Accommodation, nightlife & restaurants / Golf-courses & spas / Ratings for price, service, quality, range & value for money / Local tips on what, where, when & how to buy / History & geography / User-friendly maps / Saves time, money & effort / No paid advertising.

The Essential Christmas Island Travel Guide
by Beth Tierney
ISBN: 9780646475912
Price: SGD28.00 (w/o GST)
Travel - Paperback

Christmas Island is one of natures most impressive feats, an island full of natural wonders: from the unique annual red crab migration to rare and unusual birds and glorious deserted beaches where the only footprints in the sand are those made by nesting turtles.

This fully illustrated and comprehensive guide is the ultimate companion to the island. every aspect of exploring and enjoying this destination is laid out for easy use with step-by-step guides, maps and full directions.

An Irish Tour of Singapore
by Rosemary Lim
ISBN: 9789810554385
Price: SGD25.00 (w/o GST)
Travel - Hardback

An Irish woman's celebration of the Irish in Singapore
What started as a talk on Irish teaching missionaries for the Friends of the Museums in 2000 grew into an all-consuming passion to tell the stories of the Irish in Singapore. Some lost, some forgotten, some never before told: the Irish who helped make Singapore what it is today.

Reef Fi sh I dentification Tropical Pacific
by Gerald Allen, Roger Steene , Paul Humann
ISBN: 9781878348364
Price: SGD90.00 (w/o GST)
Nature - Paperback, 457 pages
New World Publications

Finally, a comprehensive fish identification guide covering the fish-rich reefs of the Pacific. It contains 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species from four of the best marine life authors/photographers in the business. Their collaboration makes it possible for underwater naturalists to identify fishes from Thailand to Tahiti with a single, compact, easy-to-use, no-nonsense reference. 108 fish families are presented in one of 20 Identification groups based on a family's related visual or behavioural characteristics, such as Large Oval / Colourful or Sand/Burrow Dwellers. Likewise, every effort has been made to group similar appearing species together.

Reefs Revealed
by Alex Mustard
ISBN: 9781845296346
Price: SGD90.00 (w/o GST)
Nature - Hardback
Constable & Robinson

This pioneering new volume of underwater photography reveals the coral reefs of the world as you have never seen them before, through revolutionary natural-light filter photography and a marine biologist's revelatory understanding of reef life behavior. A marine scientist by training, Alex Mustard captures the natural behavior of marine life that many divers miss. In this remarkable volume, he unveils a life-long fascination with the real lives of reef animals. Perpetually surprising, the unique images range from reefs from all around the world, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific, South-east Asia, and Caribbean. To his peers, Alex Mustard's name has become synonymous with the new digital techniques that he has developed, and he leads the way in the use of filters in available light shooting and shooting telephoto lenses underwater

Borneo’s Tropical Eden Sabah
by Chua Ee Kiam
ISBN: 9789810514129
Price: SGD100.00 (w/o GST)
Nature - Hardback

Borneo’s Tropical Eden – Sabah is the work of three close friends, fired up with a passion for the wildness. The perseverance and the vision have resulted in the culmination of a book that will serve as a window to the untamed world and remind us of our connections with the wild. Richly illustrated with over 360 photographs and evocatively written, the handsome book will appeal to eco-enthusiasts and lovers of nature.

Singapore Splendour
by Chua Ee Kiam
ISBN: 9789814138871
Price: SGD65.00 (w/o GST)
Nature - Hardback

Singapore's Splendours - Living on the Edge reveals its best kept secrets with stunning images of the shores and its denizens. Lush landscape and macro photographs uncover the vivid and striking colours of the biodiversity. The author's intense curiosity and appreciation of lower life-forms is evident from the descriptive text and captions. He journeys with readers through the vibrant intertidal zones. This book covers extensively the shorelines on the mainland as well as the many offshore islands. Rarely seen creatures and glimpses of some almost extinct and endangered species pepper the pages.

Chek Jawa - Discovering Singapore's Biodiversity
by Chua Ee Kiam
ISBN: 9789810468149
Price: SGD35.00 (w/o GST)
Nature - Hardback

For years, a secret biological treasure lay hidden in the shallow tidal flats off the village of Chek Jawa. Protected by sandbars, Chek Jawa's beach is home to a vibrant variety of marine life, visible only at the lowest of tides -and only for a few hours each time. The tide moves like a magic curtain, each turn revealing the latest show of nature's wonders or closing to prepare for nature's next performance. The tiny village on Ubin island was itself unknown to most people in Singapore, but in 2001, it became the focal point of an urbanized nation about to lose almost all its natural heritage.

This book, lovingly put together by Chua Ee Kiam and his friends, chronicles the almost futile attempt and then sudden euphoria, of saving Chek Jawa and records for posterity, the miracle of life- and hope- to inspire future generations of Singaporeans

Sacred Structures - Artistic Renditions of Hindu Temples in Malaysia and Singapore
by Krishna Gopal Rampal
ISBN: 9789810595852
Price: SGD148.00 (w/o GST)
Art - Hardback, 219pp

Sacred Structures is a fascinating guide to the world of Hindu Temples in Malaysia and Singapore, presented through the unique artistic vision of some of it's leading artists. In four sections beautifully illustrated with original paintings by ten leading artists, the book takes the reader through the various phases of Hindu Temple building from the 5-6th Century to modern times.

Drawing By Khor Seow Hooi
by Khor Seow Hooi
ISBN: 9789834430009
Price: SGD45.00 (w/o GST)
Art - Hardback, Coffeetable book 60pp
Media Masters

Simply entitled “Drawings”, advance copies of the glossy coffee-table publication have already generated widespread excitement throughout Malaysian and Singaporean art circles. Bookshops in both countries have placed substantial orders of the title in expectation of heavy end-of-year sales.

Penang born and now an Ipoh resident, the 62 year-old Khor graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1967. He held his first solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 1969. Since then Khor has established an international reputation for himself and his paintings are prominently positioned in both private and corporate collections worldwide.

The well-travelled artist specializes in streetscapes and has captured on canvas inimitable scenes of everyday life across Britain, France, The Netherlands, China and, of course, throughout Malaysia and neighbouring Singapore.

Home And Nation In The Art Of Ong Kim Seng
by Ong Kim Seng
ISBN: 9789810816186
Price: SGD80.00 (w/o GST)
Art - Hardback

The most ambitious enterprise of Singapore's best-known exponent of the art of watercolour. This book documents the artworks of Ong Kim Seng that celebrate the significance of Singapore's public housing landscape, built by the Housing and Development Board since 1960. The paintings were exhibited in a show of the same name at the Singapore Art Museum in October 2008, together with a video presentation.

Painted Journey
by Gregory Burns
ISBN: 9789810521288
Price: SGD75.00 (w/o GST)
Art - Hardback

Imagine the sensation of light filtering to the depths of the clear liquid realm surrounding Hawaii, etc... These are the glimpses that Gregory Burns provides us from his travels. His profound, yet lyrical take on reality is an ethereal task base on landscapes and cultural artifacts in places where we unconscious walkers seldom venture. This is the role of the artist, performing an act of making sense, reinforcing a tradition, or creating a new vision of life for us.

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