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Retrospect On The Dust-laden History, A : The Past And Present Of Tekong Island In Singapore - Leong Sze Lee

Retrospect On The Dust-laden History, A

The Past And Present Of Tekong Island In Singapore

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Published: 14th December 2011
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Chen Poh Seng's great grandfather lived in Pulau Tekong, his 50-over cousins were born and educated there. He lived in Changi Point which is 30 minutes away by ferry.Lee Leong Sze is a Malaysian, graduated from the Department of History, National Chong Hsing University, Taiwan, obtained PhD in Singapore. Two researchers met in August 2005. They shared the same interest in studying the history of Pulau Tekong. During the study, they had full support and encouragement from former residents.The book describes how Pulau Tekong Island developed during the early 20th century. It describes where the ethnic groups came from, how they settled down, worked and lived together, and the relationship among different ethnic groups, like the Malay and Chinese (including Hakka and Chouchouese) over the years. Finally, the book finds out how and why the villages vanished. The final chapter outlines the outstanding citizens from Pulau Tekong and reviews how they merged with the main stream of Singapore society after leaving the offshore island.

Preface
Preface
Introduction
From Desolation to Prosperity
Development of Villages
Life in villages
Conclusion
Composition and Relationship of Ethnic Groups
Ethnic Structure on Tekong Island
Relationship Between Chinese and Malays
Ethnic Relationship within Chinese
Conclusion
The Impact of World War II
Influence of World War II on Tekong Island
Tekong Island Under British Government and Self-Governance
The 1960s: A Period of Change
Conclusion
The Development of Tekong Island
Tekong Island Under Singapore's Development
The Disappearance of Villages on Tekong Island
The Achievements of Former Residents of Tekong Island
Conclusion
Conclusion
Appendix
Song of Rubber Tapper and Song of Picking Spiral Shells
A Brief History of Tian Kong Buddhist Temple
A Brief History of the Tuan Kong Beo Temple
Distribution of Stores in Kampong Selabin
References
Index
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ISBN: 9789814365963
ISBN-10: 9814365963
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 14th December 2011
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 16.26  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.3