Changing Landscapes of Singapore: Old Tensions, New Discoveries

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Edited by Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Chih Yuan Woon and Kamalini Ramdas
Contributions by Hamzah Muzaini, Choon-Piew Pow, Harvey Neo, Shirlena Huang, Noorashikin Abdul Rahman Abdul Rahman, Junjia Ye, Karen P.Y. Lai, T.C. Chang, Harng Luh Sin, Pui Leng Woo, Brendan Cheong, Andy Chong, Alvin Kok, Matthew Lam and Tu Guang Tan

Changing Landscapes of Singapore illuminates both the social and the physical terrains of modern Singapore. Geographers use the term landscape to refer to visible surfaces and to the spatial dimension of social relations. Landscapes arise from particular historical circumstances, and in turn help shape social arrangements and possible courses of future development. The authors describe how the settings inhabited by various social groups in Singapore affect life experiences, and explore the impact of broader regional and international forces on Singapore. Written for non-specialists, the volume reflects fresh perspectives from the scholarship of Singaporean academics. Their work is sensitive to historical and geographical trends in the region, and also engages with broader theoretical themes.


Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Chih Yuan Woon is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Kamalini Ramdas is a lecturer at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.

Publication Year: 2013
336 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-772-3, Paperback

NUS Press