Thursday, October 28, 2004 is the fruit of ATMA (Alam dan Tamadun Melayu), the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization, a part of UKM. As a general member - which is offered free-of-charge - users can view the digitised resources of photojournalist and restoration architect, N. A. Halim; PADAT, the Malay World Database - a collection of 30,000 to 40,000 articles in publications about the Malay world; Khamus Peribahasa Melayu or a Dictionary of Malay Proverbs built into a searcheable database; Pantun Baba or Peranakan Poetry, again a searcheable database; Karya Jawi or Jawi Literary Works; Serials which are fully digitised articles; the SARI Journal , the publication of ATMA available online; Suara Atma; another serial; Malay Dictionary of Affixes; Tenas Effendy's Collection, a collection of previously orally transmitted Malay sayings and proverbs; and Malay Dictionaries by non-Malays. Quite a number of the publications including the Peranakan poetry are publications published in Singapore.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Literature, Culture and Society of Singapore

The Literature, Culture and Society of Singapore is part of the Post-Colonial Web of the University Scholar's Programme. A comprehensive landscape of post-colonial Singapore is outlined including its geography, demography, economics, history, politics, religion, science & technology, the visual arts, literature, and aspects about gender.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Singapore on

The entry on Singapore at is extensive. It captures Singapore's earliest history , its colonial founding and beginnings, its establishment as a free port, then as Crown Colony, developments during World War I and World War II, and post-war, concluding with independence and post-independence.'s goal is to offer authoritative educational resources on an open platform.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Singapore on Wikipedia

Wikipedia has several entries on Singapore. Singapore history is of course covered but so are interesting places such as the zoo and Changi Airport. Certain schools such as Raffles Institution and Chinese High, and certain religious institutions like Sakya Muni Temple, are somehow included. The encyclopedia entries are after all written and edited by its own users. So do add entries to Wikipedia about our humble red dot so others can get to know us better.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

A History of Malaya

A History of Malaya is the creative outcome of Sabri Zain, a journalist, communications manager and amateur historian all rolled into one. The site covers early Malayan history, and its colonisation, with promise of more history articles related to later developments from the Federated Malay States, to Japanese Occupation and Independence. In the segment on early history, Sabri captures the essence of early Malays, and influences from Buddhist empires, Chinese traders, and the coming of Islam to the region. He paints a picture of Parameswara and the Melaka Kingdom. In the segment on colonisation, Sabri describes the Johore Empire, the Dutch East Indies and the Straits Settlement. Each article is colourfully illustrated and has fascinating sub-articles for a deeper insight to Malayan history. Sabri has another beautiful site linked to photographs of past Malaya, entitled Classic Malaya. His site is also linked to the Sejarah Melayu discussion group.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

A Sense of History

A Sense of History is an online bibliography on Singapore's history, based on a 1998 print version collated by staff of the National University Library. The online version is updated by Tim Yap Fuan and has a comprehensive listing of resources. Particularly extensive is its segment on books, chapter-in-books and journal articles on Singapore's history.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Tan Wee Cheng's Singapore

Tan Wee Cheng's Singapore gives visual insights to Tan's perspectives on cultural festivals, natural landscapes and common activities in Singapore.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Singapore Infomap

The Singapore Infomap , gives great insights to Singapore particularly the segment on history, national symbols, and her people. Check out the multimedia section for more interactive material on Singapore's history. This website is a portal created by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

Thursday, October 07, 2004


Knowledgenet is an integrated portal on Singapore's history. It includes a mini-encyclopeadic resources, the Singapore Chronicles , resources for researchers, for teachers and students. The site is brought to you by the National Archives, the Singapore Heritage Society and by publishers Landmark Books.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Singapore Pages

The Singapore Pages allows you to read online rare books from the National Library's Heritage Collection and similar resources from the British Library. Articles about Singapore's history and communities and guides to the National Library collection on Singapore's history are also available. This website is brought to you by various teams of librarians at the National Library dealing with digitisation, metadata, heritage collections and content packaging. Register on elibraryhub first and have fun exploring Singapore's fascinating history!