Kent Ridge : An Untold Story

Kent Ridge : An Untold Story

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 316 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789814722810
  • DDC分類 508

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Everything you might want to know about Kent Ridge in one book. Kent Ridge, a corner of Singapore island, has been home to the National University of Singapore (NUS) since the 1980s, but the area entered the historical record centuries earlier. From the white sands of its shoreline marked on navigators' maps, to the Alexandra Barracks of the Singapore Mutiny, from tiger traps and plantations to kampong and rich men's seaside bungalows, the rocky ridge running parallel to Singapore's western seashore has formed one of the most memorable of the island city-state's landscapes.Extending from Clementi Road in the west to Alexandra Road in the east, and divided by the "ninety-nine curves" of South Buona Vista Road, Kent Ridge extends its imaginative pull on many Singaporeans and visitors, but especially those who have graduated-or are studying-at the NUS.This book helps you look beneath the shiny exteriors of today's institutions, to the area's geological past, and the wealth of flora and fauna that still can be found here: from indigenous plants such as the tembusu, tiup tiup, and sendudok, to monitor lizards, flying dragons and oriental green snakes. The book guides you through the changing human geography of the region, and tells the inside stories behind the original campus master plan drawn up in the 1970s.Richly illustrated with photos, historical maps and images, each chapter of this book is written by NUS faculty and staff who are passionate about the Ridge.

Table of Contents

Kent Ridge Park                                xiii
Edwin Thumboo
Preface xiv
Peck Thian Guan
1 The National University of Singapore at 1 (28)
Kent Ridge: Reflections on Changing
Landscapes
Victor R. Savage
2 The Geology of Kent Ridge 29 (20)
David Higgitt
3 The Biology of Kent Ridge: Vegetation, 49 (124)
Plants and Animals
Hugh T. W. Tan
Kelvin K.P. Him
Tan Ming Kai
Alex T.K. Yee
Introduction 49 (4)
Vegetation and Plants 53 (57)
Animals 110 (63)
4 Pasir Panjang, Kent Ridge and the 173 (70)
Singapore Story
Ho Chi Tim
Erik Holmberg
Tan Chye Guan
Pasir Panjang On and Off the Map 174 (16)
Barracks and Soldiers 190 (5)
Becoming a Suburb 195 (2)
War and Military Occupation in Pasir 197 (11)
Panjang
Old Pasir Panjang 208 (35)
5 The Building of the National University 243
of Singapore
Kevin Y.L. Tan
Peck Thian Guan
Lee Fook Ngian
Bibliography 293 (12)
Image Credits 305 (1)
Index 306