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  • Lai Chee Kien

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The early structures in Singapore were constructed from locally available materials. After British colonisation, more durable materials were used in buildings, which were designed like those built in London or Delhi. Alongside these were the shophouse blocks that filled the grid of the early town. As locals came through the ranks of public service and later struck out on their own, local architecture firms were set up at the turn of the 20th century and by 1958, architecture was taught at the Singapore Polytechnic. The periods of nation-building and global city calibration led to works by both local and foreign architects that now endow the skylines and landscapes of the island- state.
  • Seng Yu Jin and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

A collection of short essays written by the two authors, this book is an unconventional chronicle of the visual arts in Singapore. By venturing into pressing issues and concerns that surround art practice, they journey through episodes from the 19th century to the analysis of significant moments in Singapore’s modern and contemporary art history. Approaching Singapore Art as an ever-evolving question, this book foregrounds the role of its artists in awakening the demand for criticality and active participation in the changing domains of art in society.
  • Lee Soo Ann

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

This book gives a concise account of the Singapore economy, beginning
with its origins in the colonial era and continuing with its evolution after
World War II. It notes the social and institutional changes, as well as economic
development, in the years leading up to Independence in 1965. The book
charts how, faced with the closure of British military bases, independent
Singapore embarked on its transformation to a global economy. It examines
closely the roles played by an interventionist state, foreign investment, labour
market stability and other factors in effecting the transformation. The book
analyses how the economy was restructured after the recession of the
mid-1980s; and how it responded to domestic and foreign challenges such as
an ageing population and the economic rise of China. It concludes with a
glimpse of the way ahead.
  • Cheong Koon Hean

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The story of public housing in Singapore is a unique one. This book chronicles the journey from the early days of prevalent unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements to the current landscape where over 80 per cent of the resident population is housed in quality ats spread across the island. Of these, about nine in 10 households own the ats they live in. Central to this story is the Housing and Development Board (HDB), which was established on 1 February 1960 and has since built more than one million ats in the last 58 years. HDB remains committed to its mission of providing affordable homes, creating vibrant and sustainable towns, and promoting the building of active and cohesive communities.

Publisher: Asian Association of Social Psychology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

Publisher: Journal of General Management, 42(1):5-22

  • Julia C. Becker et al. (with Leong Chan-Hoong)

Publisher: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(3):335-352

    Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

      Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

        Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

        Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS

        Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS

        • Eds. Teng Siao See
           
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          Justin Lee

        Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies