Handbook to Singapore : with map and a plan of the Botanical Gardens

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Handbook to Singapore : with map and a plan of the Botanical Gardens

About the Book

The handbook is the first guide book published on the Singapore Settlement. It was compiled for the benefit of visitors to Singapore and to meet a felt need at that time for a handy guide to provide some form of notes, providing historical, descriptive and scientific information on the town and island.

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Additional Details

Reith, G. M. (George Murray), 1863-1948
Singapore--Description and travel
Singapore and Straits Print. Office, 1892
National Library Board Singapore, 1892
Digital Description
application/pdf, 13046 KB, 159 p.
Table of Contents
ch. I. Historical introduction -- ch. II. The Government-The Garrison and defences-Justice-The Municipality of Singapore-Police-Revenue -- ch. III. General description of the town and environs -- ch. IV. Favourite walks and drives -- ch. V. Public buildings and places of interest -- ch. VI. Places of worship and hospitals -- ch. VII. The population of Singapore -- ch. VIII. Clubs, societies, banks, consulates, hotels shops, &c. -- ch. IX. Rates of hire for private and hackney carriages, with tables of distances -- ch. X. Steam communication between Singapore and other ports -- ch. XI. Currency, weights, measures, time, &c. -- ch. XII. Imports, exports, shipping, &c., Singapore -- ch. XIII. The fauna, flora, and geology of Singapore -- ch. XIV. Climate, monsoons, &c. -- ch. XV. The Malay language and literature -- Maps.
1st ed.
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