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Son of Singapore - Tan Kok Seng

Son of Singapore

Son of Singapore

3.79 19 5 Author: Tan Kok Seng Narrator: Benjamin Chow
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A publishing sensation in the 1970s and 1980s, Son of Singapore traces the extraordinary upbringing of an Everyman. As a Teochew farm boy coming of age during the Japanese Occupation, Tan Kok Seng enters the “university of the world” at only 15, becoming a coolie at the Orchard Road market. On his rounds to the homes of the “Red Hairs”, he befriends a group of Chinese dialect-speaking Caucasians who inspire him to improve himself beyond his humble roots.

Set against Singapore’s push towards self-governance, Tan’s engaging autobiography reflects the pioneering spirit of the times. Written in deceptively simple prose, notable for its English transliteration of Teochew adages, Son of Singapore sensitively captures fast-disappearing places, people and everyday ways of living.
Language: English Category: Biographies Translator:

More information about the audiobook:

Publisher: Storyside
Published: 2019-05-26
Length: 4H 6Min
ISBN: 9789178897551

More info about the ebook

Publisher: Epigram Books
Published: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 9789810768331
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