Category: eBooks on Singapore

Best of Asian Erotica, Vol.1

The fifteen seductive sex stories in this steamy first volume of literary erotica from Asia are certain to entertain and arouse. Absolutely nothing is out of bounds, offering readers a glimpse into the erotic lives of Read More

Best of Asian Erotica, Vol.2

The sixteen seductive sex stories in this steamy second volume of literary erotica from Asia are certain to entertain and arouse. Absolutely nothing is out of bounds, offering readers a glimpse into the erotic lives of Read More

Confessions of a Hostie

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant, then spending a little time in Danielle’s life is a captivating journey. You might be surprised and shocked to discover many of the truths behind the lifestyle as well as the incidences and behaviour of passengers at 30,000 feet. Read More

Crime Scene: Singapore

As the Singapore police frequently remind us: ‘low crime does not mean no crime’. But the writers in this book remind us that low crime can definitely mean exciting, imaginative crime.

Strong, riveting stories fill the pages of this volume, the first of its kind in the Lion City. Veteran UK crime and thriller luminary Stephen Leather Read More

Gone Troppo

Tropical = Paradise, right? Wrong! Travel writer Stu Lloyd simply wanted to enjoy seamless sunshine, frolic in azure waters with dusky maidens, and drink chilled beers in exotic climes—all at the publisher’s expense. Too much to ask? Apparently so … In this riotous romp through The Tropics, Stu often finds more Purgatory than Paradise, more Hell Read More

I Will Survive

“I Will Survive” brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances. Prefacing these stories are contributions from 5 local commentators Read More

In Lust We Trust

intrepid journalist and bestselling author Gerrie Lim invites you to join him on an unusual road trip, through his adoptive home town of Los Angeles, California, and its deceptively suburban San Fernando Valley—the ground-zero of the ever-booming, US$12-billion American porn industry. His chronicle spans a ten-year cycle, during which he interviewed Read More

Increase F&B Sales

Increase F&B Sales is not a cookbook – it’s a book for managers and owners of F&B outlets. Escalating costs cut into profits. This leads some F&B operators to raise prices, reduce portions, drop quality or resort to a combination of all three. Read More

Indiscreet Memories

Stepping off the SS Hamburg on a moonlit night in January 1901, Edwin A. Brown knew little about his new home—the Straits Settlement of Singapore. Through diary extracts and personal memories, this young Englishman brings to life characters and events in a country few would recognise today.

Life for the early settlers Read More

Invisible Trade

When an ambitious, adventurous gent named Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles “discovered” the tiny Southeast Asian island of Singapore in 1819, claiming it for the British Crown, he envisioned it as a geographical gateway between East and West. Now an independent city-state, Singapore is considered an Asian economic miracle, still a strategic crossroads, Read More

Invisible Trade II

In this long-awaited sequel to the Singapore bestseller Invisible Trade, journalist Gerrie Lim seeks to unravel and demystify two major aspects of the sex industry in modern Singapore: the secretive double lives led by the beautiful, upscale escorts and the reasons why men habitually need to spend money to pay for sex. Both, he discovers, involve addictive Read More

Love and Lust in Singapore

Love and Lust in Singapore is a vibrant collection of twenty-four stories that delves into the diverse love lives of the city-state’s eclectic mix of inhabitants, from the prostitute to the migrant worker, the guilt-ridden expatriate to the fantasizing heartlands housewife.

Leading Singaporean and Read More

Malayan Spymaster

This is a true story of 1930s Malaysia, of jungle operations, submarines and spies in WWII, and of the postwar Malayan Emergency, as experienced by an extraordinary man. Read More

Mister Lee’s Fantastic Football Dream

Singaporean teenager Lee Jun Yong dreams of becoming a pro fessional footballer. Growing up in a family of humble means, in the shadow of Bedok Stadium, the sixteen-year-old is unsure what the future has in store for him. Read More

More Confessions of a Hostie

It is common knowledge among flight crew that good gossip travels faster than airplanes and in this sequel to bestselling Confessions of a Hostie, international flight attendant Danielle Hugh entertains and shocks in equal measure with more turbulent tales of life in the sky. Read More

Pairing Wine with Asian Food

Dining out on dim sum and looking for the perfect wine to accompany your meal? Wondering which bottle to uncork when serving up Thai? In Pairing Wine with Asian Food, enologist, wine judge, and wine writer Edwin Soon explores the most important theories of matching wine and Asian cuisine. Read More

Praying to the Goddess of Mercy

When Mahita was 15, her teacher at Catholic school in Singapore said she could see the devil in her eyes. While growing up, then raising a family of her own, she constantly fought to understand and control this ‘devil’ inside her. Read More

Property Valuation

Ignore “affordability” and focus on “fair value” – why pay a $1 million just because one can “afford” it when the property is worth only $750,000.00? This guide helps you value property consistently and objectively using five critical parameters: Read More

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Read More

Red-light Nights, Bangkok Daze

Sexy, entertaining, and thoroughly informative, Red-light Nights, Bangkok Daze is a collection of reports that offers a glimpse into what is enticing, insightful, and possibly unknown about sex in Asia. It looks at the sex scenes and unseens in the ‘usual suspects’ of Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan as well as in less obvious countries such Read More

Rogue Raider

It is the First World War and Julius Lauterbach is a German prisoner of war in the old Tanglin barracks of Singapore. He is also a braggart, a womaniser and a heavy drinker and through his bored fantasies he unwittingly triggers a mutiny by Muslim troops of the British garrison and so throws the whole course of the war in doubt. The British Read More

Singapore Black

Singapore/Malaya, 1892: When a dead American is found floating in Rochor Canal, Chief Detective Inspector David Hawksworth begins an investigation that quickly leads into a labyrinth of deceit and violence in the polyglot steam-cooker of turn-of-the-century Singapore. Read More

Singapore Girl

This is the true story of a long-vanished Singapore and the dangerous carnival known as Bugis Street.

After four years of romping around West Africa and the Brazilian Amazon, James Eckardt cut a raffish figure as he stepped off a sailboat at Clifford Pier in Singapore on March 30, 1975, en route from Manila to Jakarta. Little did he know that he would become Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.1

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.2

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.3

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.4

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.5

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.6

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Horror Stories, Vol.7

Previously published in print as “Paranormal Singapore”, the ten stories and letters in this collection of horror are sure to scare the life out of you. Set entirely in Singapore, these accounts of vampires, ghosts, murderers and demons come with a health warning: Read More

Singapore Rebel

Back in January 1995 in Los Angeles, California, a Singaporean pornstar named Annabel Chong took cultural rebellion to an extreme, on terms that had never been negotiated before. She was filmed having sex with a long receiving line of men, Read More

Singapore Sling Shot

Former British agent Daniel Swann is living in semi-retirement in Hong Kong when he receives a call for help from his old friend Thai drug lord Sami Somsak. Sami’s stepbrother and his family have been murdered, and Sami’s brainchild, the $6-billion Intella Island project, Singapore’s largest offshore construction, is in jeopardy. When Swann attempts Read More

So Long! I’ll Be Back in 30 Years

In So Long! I’ll Be Back in 30 Years, author Margo McCutcheon takes readers on a 30-year journey through expat life in Asia and off-the-beaten-track travelogue: bizarre characters, adventures, disasters and life-changing encounters in remote places across Asia. Open the book randomly and step into the life of a Filipino girl living and thriving in a city garbage dump, Read More

Staff Selection

Employee Capability Factor – Do you know what that means? How do you identify an employee’s Capability Factor, How do you determine your team’s Capability Factor, How do you maintain or better still improve your team’s Capability Factor? Read More

The Boat

In 1942 a ship carrying 500 escapees from Japanese-occupied Singapore set sail from Padang for Ceylon. Halfway to safety she was torpedoed and sank. Amidst the horror and confusion, only one lifeboat was launched—a lifeboat built to carry twenty-eight but to which 135 souls now looked to for salvation.

For twenty-six days she drifted across Read More

The Devil’s Garden

Gardens are magical places – images of Nature and Culture, models of paradise, spaces where plants live in war and peace, co-operation and competition. It is 1942 and Singapore is Syonanto, part of the Japanese Empire, where violence and starvation stalk the streets but in the Singapore Botanic Gardens a bizarre tranquillity reigns between warring nations and even love awakes Read More

The Elements

In the year 2025 peace fills the lands, and war is nothing but a thing of the past. With no need to spend on military might, governments and nations have moved on, investing in the discovery of the body. Bryan Yang and his friends were just your average teenagers, until they came across one such scientific discovery. Read More

The English Concubine

In the fourth and final volume of the The Straits Quartet, Charlotte Macleod is the English concubine. Her love affair with Zhen, wealthy Chinese merchant, is an open scandal to both the English and the Chinese communities.

Singapore in 1860 is a vice-ridden town filled “with the dregs of humanity from two continents”. Read More

The Hills of Singapore (The Straits Quartet, Vol.3)

Young, beautiful and wealthy, widow Charlotte Macleod leaves Batavia in the 1850s and returns to Singapore for the English education of her two young sons. She is determined not to be drawn back into a secret affair with Zhen, the married Chinese merchant, triad-member and man she loves who is, unbeknownst to him, the father of her eldest son, Read More

The Lies that Build a Marriage

A mother finds out her son is gay; a daughter finds out her two mothers are lesbians; a niece stumbles upon the body of her dead uncle dressed in his wife’s sarong kebaya; and an old man’s nascent feelings for a Filipino maid lead him back to his suppressed art.

The Lies that Build A Marriage, Read More

The Lost History of Shadows

It is 1938 Singapore: a city of sleaze where almost every vice is readily available and crime runs rampant. But one particular crime shocks even the most jaded of citizens: a brutal, apparent robbery–murder with a most unusual cast of victims. Read More

The Malayan Life of Ferdach O’Haney

It is 1950 and the Federation of Malaya is in the throes of the Malayan Emergency. The British are struggling to defeat the communist terrorists and deal with rising nationalism in the colony.

Ferdach O’Haney arrives in Malaya as a young Anglo-Irish man to serve the Federation government, and he is plunged into the Read More

The Red Thread (The Straits Quartet, Vol.1)

Like Chinese silk, The Red Thread is, by turns, gentle and strong, exploring a love that breaks through the divide of race and culture, a love that is both deeply physical and a marriage of souls. Set against the backdrop of 1830s Singapore where piracy, crime, triads and tigers are commonplace, this cultural romance follows the struggle Read More

The Shallow Seas (The Straits Quartet, Vol.2)

In this sequel to The Red Thread, Charlotte Macleod is nineteen, pregnant, and alone in 1842. She is fleeing a scandalous liaison with her married Chinese lover, a liaison which would bring ruin on him, herself, and her brother, Robert, the police chief of Singapore. When Tigran Manouk, forty, and the richest merchant in Batavia, Read More

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