Singapore Street Names: A Study of Toponymics by Victor R Savage, Brenda Yeoh
English | September 10th, 2013 | ASIN: B00F0N30AY, ISBN: 9814484741 | 774 pages | EPUB | 26.32 MB
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.