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50 books on Singapore to mark nation's 50 years

Published on Jun 10, 2014 12:02 PM
The Fullerton Building, completed in 1928, housed the General Post Office and some government departments. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE

A series of 50 books by an all-star cast of experts is in the works for Singapore's golden jubilee next year.

Covering 50 topics of importance to the country, the Singapore Chronicles will be launched by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and released in batches throughout 2015.

They will offer a wide-ranging glimpse into the country's history and culture, covering topics ranging from the constitution and the merger, to food and sports.

Written by experts in their field for the general audience, the books - each expected to be about 100 pages long - will serve as simple primers for each subject and will illustrate "what makes Singapore Singapore and why we chose certain paths and left others untrodden" said IPS Special Research Adviser Arun Mahizhnan at a media briefing on Tuesday.

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