Guides Categorised: Singapore and Southeast Asia

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    Modern Art in Singapore

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    Introduction Since Europe entered the nineteenth century, the meaning of the ‘modern’ itself has been a constant point of contention in art-historical and scholarly discourse. This has certainly been no less true in Singapore and Asia at large, where what ‘modern’ and ‘modernism’ designate are further complicated by larger issues such as the history of… Read more »

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    Lim Tze Peng

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    Introduction Born on September 28, 1923 in Singapore, Lim Tze Peng is recognized as one of Singapore’s most pre-eminent visual artists, particularly within the Chinese ink and calligraphic tradition, and a second-generation member of the Nanyang Artists. Over the course of his six decade-long artistic career (following an equally impressive tenure in the public education… Read more »

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    Georgette Chen

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    Introduction Georgette Chen, neé Chang Li Ying, was a Singaporean artist most well-known for her still-life and figure/landscape portraits in oil. She also worked with other mediums such as watercolour and pastels. Chen’s official recognition as a Pioneer Singapore Artist and her being awarded the Cultural Medallion for Fine Art in 1982 testify to her… Read more »

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    Chua Ek Kay

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    Introduction Chua Ek Kay (1947–2008) was a Singaporean visual artist and a Cultural Medallion recipient for Visual Arts in 1999. Chua worked primarily with ink as a paint medium and his works both constituted and later departed from the Chinese ink painting tradition. His iconic works include Song of the Cicada (1995), Street Scene at Jalan Sultan… Read more »

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    新加坡国家图书馆中文数据库使用指南

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    1 – 介绍 中国期刊全文数据库 (China Journal Full-Text Database) 读者可以在新加坡国家图书馆和公共图书馆内通过图书馆的多媒体电脑使用万方数据的《中国数字化期刊全文数据库》检索相关电子期刊文章。 该电子期刊数据库涵盖的学科包括人文科学、社会科学、基础科学、经济财经、医药卫生、农业科学、工业技术等领域。   商业新闻信息库 (Factiva.com) 道琼斯和路透社共同拥有的商业新闻信息库 Factiva.com 提供世界级的全球新闻和商业信息。其中中文内容来源于中国大陆,香港,台湾,马来西亚,新加坡等地的100多种中文报纸及行业必读公司报告, 如读者可以检索从1999年1月20日以来的新加坡的《联合早报》文章和2007年3月5日以来的《联合晚报》文章。   数据库使用操作步骤: i. 使用位于国家图书馆和遍布全岛的公共图书馆内的多媒体电脑(Multimedia Stations) ii. 通过图书馆的e-Kiosk自助机申请数字图书馆的用户名和密码: 选择More Services > “Sign up for myLibrary” > “Prepaid Account”, 储钱进你的个人预付帐户(“Prepaid Account”),这是因为使用图书馆的多媒体电脑 是收费的,每分钟$0.03元, 即3分/分钟。 iii. 如何找到“中国数字化期刊全文数据库”和Factiva.com 进入网站:http://www.nlb.gov.sg/ 选择 Research 选择 eDatabases 选择By A-Z 选择 Other Languages -> 找到“中国数字化期刊全文数据库” 或点击F -> 找… Read more »

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    Singapore’s Public Housing

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    Introduction Singapore is hailed as having achieved unparalleled success in providing low-cost affordable public housing for the masses; and is admired the world over for its town planning and urban management policies. Through them, Singapore transformed its housing landscape from one of slums and squatters into a well-planned distribution of residential townships throughout the island state. The… Read more »