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Singapore street names : a study of toponymics

Author: Victor R Savage; Brenda S A Yeoh
Publisher: Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"Place names tell us much about a country - its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, 'toponymics', unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of colonisation, immigration and nationalism, have given rise to a complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Savage, Victor R.
Singapore Street Names : A study of Toponymics.
Singapore : Marshall Cavendish, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor R Savage; Brenda S A Yeoh
ISBN: 9789814484749 9814484741
OCLC Number: 868957283
Notes: Previously published as: Toponymics. Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (431 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; References; About the Authors.
Other Titles: Toponymics
Responsibility: Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh.

Abstract:

"Place names tell us much about a country - its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, 'toponymics', unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of colonisation, immigration and nationalism, have given rise to a complex tapestry of place names. Alkaff Quay, Coleman Bridge, Ann Siang Hill, Bukit Merah - how did these places get their names? Nee Soon or Yishun? Serangoon Road or Tekka? First published in 2003 as Toponymics, this updated and expanded edition of the book incorporates a wealth of new findings, from archival research and interviews, and sets out to answer these questions--and any questions that might be asked about the origin, meaning or significance of place names in Singapore."--Page 4 of cover.

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