The Straits Times Collection: PDF e-books for you to download

The Straits Times e-books collection
Fifteen Straits Times e-books are available for download in PDF format.PHOTO: ST

The Straits Times has an exciting collection of 15 online books that are now available to readers to download. Get them in PDF format on your desktop, smartphone and tablet.

SINGAPORE - The passing of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew. History of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore's first Unesco site. Tips on cooking. And running. 

The Straits Times has amassed an exciting library of 15 online books on a range of issues, and these are now available to our readers in PDF format for you to download. Get them on your desktop, smartphone and tablet at http://str.sg/STebooks

The PDF release of the books is another step in the newspaper's efforts to boost its digital offerings.

Note the size of the books, which are best downloaded via a Wi-Fi network. On mobile devices, the downloaded books can be read in an e-book or PDF viewer such as iBooks (iOS) or WPS Office (Android). 

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Books available for PDF download

 The Man and His Ideas

1. Lee Kuan Yew: The Man And His Ideas

A collection of selected speeches and interviews from Lee Kuan Yew: The Man And His Ideas, published in 1997. 

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

See our Remembering Lee Kuan Yew interactive special.

 The Final Journey

2. Lee Kuan Yew: The Final Journey 

A recap of the seven days after the death of Singapore’s founding prime minister.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

More stories in our Remembering Lee Kuan Yew interactive special.

100 Hot Bods 

3. 100 Hot Bods

A compilation of the popular weekly Sunday Times column.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

View more hot bods here

 August 9, 2015

4. Home: August 9, 2015 

50 memorable moments from the year of Singapore's Jubilee celebrations.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

See our National Day 2015 stories

 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965

5. Guilty As Charged: Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965

A collaboration between The Straits Times and the Singapore Police Force, this e-book recounts some of the most famous crimes in the country. 

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

You can also read the Guilty As Charged stories on the Web

 170 Years of The Straits Times

6. Living History: 170 Years Of The Straits Times

A recap of the paper's evolution from an eight-page weekly in 1845, to a daily to 1858, to the paper of national record in the 20th century. 

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

More on The Straits Times here.

 A Runner’s Guide To Being The Best You Can Be

7. Personal Best: A Runner’s Guide To Being The Best You Can Be 

In conjunction with The Straits Times Run at the Hub race in 2014, the paper launched this e-book that contains 10 types of tips for a runner to run a good race.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

 60 Ways To Jazz Up Your Instant Noodles

8. Cook Mee: 60 Ways To Jazz Up Your Instant Noodles 

A collection of 60 instant noodle recipes from chefs.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

You can also find more food recipes published in The Straits Times here

 The Experts’ Guide To Looking Good

9. Beauty Tips: The Experts’ Guide To Looking Good

Tips and tricks that makes looking good a breeze.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

Get more beauty tips.

Ocean's Fury: Are We Ready?

10. Ocean's Fury: Are We Ready? 

A selection of articles from a print special produced with Asia News Network partners on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. 

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

See ST's interactive special on the 10th anniversary of the 2014 tsunami

50 Food Myths Busted

11. 50 Food Myths Busted 

Mind&Body writers address 50 common beliefs about the way food and drink affect your body.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

You can also read the story here.

Singapore's Jubilee Election: What Were Voters Really Saying?

12. Singapore's Jubilee Election: What Were Voters Really Saying? 

Highlights of the 2015 General Election.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

 How To Navigate The Food World Like A Pro

13. Cheat Sheet: How To Navigate The Food World Like A Pro 

A guide to ingredients and kitchen tools, collated from The Sunday Times Cheat Sheet columns

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

Get more Cheat Sheet tips

 Relive The Wonder

14. Solar Eclipse: Relive The Wonder 

Photographs and videos of the magic of the March 9, 2016, celestial event.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

Read more stories about the solar eclipse

 Singapore's First Unesco World Heritage Site

15: Historic Gardens: Singapore's First Unesco World Heritage Site

The story of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and its journey to becoming the country's first World Heritage Site.

Get the PDF at str.sg/STebooks

See ST's Web special on the Botanic Gardens' Unesco inception


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