Lion City Narratives: Singapore Through Western Eyes
Assoc Prof Victor R Savage (Arts and Social Sciences ’72)
In this study of subjective Western impressions of Singapore’s 145 years of colonial history, from 1819 to 1963, Associate Professor Victor R Savage seeks to present a biography of Singapore’s evolution as a city. This book also provides cultural insights into Singapore’s population — both Western residents and transient visitors, as well as locals — and opens a window into Singapore’s development at a time when the UK and the West were at their cultural, economic and political zenith.
This work will appeal to Singaporeans who are interested in understanding the country’s colonial past, as well as Westerners interested in the European/colonial cultural persona in the development of Singapore.