Top 10 Books on Singapore

 

Singapore has been one of the most visited places in the world by tourists, and as compared to the other cities or countries, Singapore is one of the fastest developing nations of its age.

 

SINGAPORE MUTINY

The book is a very well example of a beautiful writing style where the authors are the couple who are describing their experiences and troubles during the World Wars

Read it For:
It’s a historical account and has very well defined the example of the sufferings of a family. The book is interesting and knowledgeable.
Don't Read it For:
Since Singapore was not very much affected by world war so there might be other countries whom the reader would want to read about rather than just Singapore.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been written in a manner such that it gives you the exact details of what happened to them and what they saw during their journey.

The river’s song

This book is a fiction in Singapore with the historical background before and after cleanup of the Singapore River. The book is nostalgic and brings back the memories of the old Singapore.

Read it For:
the book has described historical Singapore in very well manner and especially the ending creates the impact.
Don't Read it For:
if fiction is not something you like to read then the book cannot be a good one for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has beautifully has told what happened before and after water cleanup and how the poorer Singaporeans were forcibly moved from their traditional lifestyles into modern apartments.

The Singapore Story

The Singapore story is a book of Singapore’s unforgettable history, and the writer has made very successful efforts to make the blocks fall in their place.

Read it For:
The book can be your option if you are interested in political history and modern Singapore.
Don't Read it For:
The book might not be liked by all the readers if they are not interested in politics and history of Singapore.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer has been called authoritarian, a model for the west. He has written the book in a way that it keeps the reader interested until the end. This makes the book to get listed in top 10 books on Singapore.

Singapore at random

The books ‘Singapore at random’ is the collection of facts, anecdotes, amazing stories, and diversity of Singapore. Also sprinkled with illustrations, this book is a perfect amusing and full of knowledge.

Read it For:
the book has got all you want to know about Singapore. From the ban on chewing gum to linguistic landscapes, this book has it all.
Don't Read it For:
If you are looking for a proper novel, then it is not the one as it is more about the place but not the story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been filled with irresistible and beautiful illustrations which keep it out of the league and gets it listed in popular books on Singapore.
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Breaking the tongue

The novel is all about the downfall of Singapore during World War II. It is centered on the Chinese family which has different experiences during world war while staying in Singapore.

Read it For:
This book is full of twists and turns, and the ending will leave the reader breathless.
Don't Read it For:
The book has so much to tell you, but somewhere the storyline is not that strong which might be the reason that readers might not like it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is not only bold but also challenging in itself. This makes it stand out and also has successfully been added to the list of best books on Singapore.

Singapore swing

This novel serves you the originality behind the stuffiness in Singapore, the thrill behind the Confucian ethic and every other face of all the cultures involved here.

Read it For:
The book tells about the reality that the overcrowded, multicultural land can teach you a new lesson every day. This makes the reader think about himself and his life.
Don't Read it For:
Anyone can know about the skyscrapers and high standard of people’s living there. The reader might not find the book very useful and interesting.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a book which is a travelogue and non-academicals historical account, and it tells us what all made Singapore Singapore. This has led to the book getting listed in 10 best-selling books on Singapore.

Teenage Textbook or the Melting of the Ice-cream girl

It is a book full of love, lust and lechery and all set in the background of Singapore. It’s a story of a teenage girl who faces problems during adolescence and tries everything, literally everything to escape out.

Read it For:
This novel shows the mentality of a teenager and the Singapore city with perfect bonding between them.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline isn’t very strong, and many readers might not like it based on their interest.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been dealt with the girl’s life and at the same time has shown the beauty of Singapore which makes it different in its own style.

Crazy Rich Asians

This novel is a hilarious story of a couple who spends a vacation in Singapore and the interesting secrets of the guy’s past pop up. They encounter everything in their journey and their vacation at Singapore.

Read it For:
The book is a very good time pass and a one-time read for a reader. The reader can enjoy the story and the humorous moments of the story very well.
Don't Read it For:
A reader who is not interested in this kind of book might find it boring too and end up tossing it away.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer has shown how the girl gets amazed by the guy’s past and his relations with Singapore in childhood.

Notes from an even smaller island

This book is an account of experiences that Neil Humphrey has While being on a trip to Singapore. From aunties to expats, he has written everything that he saw.

Read it For:
Writer has explored all the aspects of Singapore and served in the most humorous way and has given it the most disarmingly honest review.
Don't Read it For:
If you are interested in serious stories rather than humor, then it will not be a good choice for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been written with a very detailed explanation of the lifestyle, and daily routine of Singaporeans as the writer finds it very interesting and humorous.

Singapore’s Avaricious Oligarchy

The book, unlike others, gives you the darker side of Singapore which is hidden behind the glass of twinkling life. It tells about the political mismatches, social inequality, and the financial gaps. Not to talk about trafficking and drugs, the book tells you all about this place.

Read it For:
You can’t say that you know about Singapore without reading this piece as everything has its two sides – one shining as star and other dark as hell.
Don't Read it For:
If you are interested to know Singapore just for tourism purpose, then this is the book you shouldn’t read at all.
What makes this book stand out?:
This novel doesn’t just opens Singapore up but also brings out the dark truth about it which makes this book different from the rest.

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