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This evocative collection of more than 150 picture postcards offers insight into Japanese society in Singapore in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from the Lim Shao Bin Collection in the National Library, Singapore.
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Suratman Markasan: Puisi-Puisi Pilihan, is a chapbook presenting a selection of works by the Singapore Malay literary pioneer Suratman Markasan.
Paperback, 84 pages
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Catalogue (Call no. Malay 899.281 KAR)
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