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Dr Nadia H. Wright's latest book, The Armenians of Singapore: A Short History is packed with thoroughly researched and highly readable information on a small but highly significant sector of Singapore's early population, which established themselves following settlement by the British East India Company in 1819.
The true story of the Armenians in Singapore is little known and poorly understood. Yet they played an important role in Singapore's development and society. Many of Singapore's most notable icons, such as Raffles Hotel, The Straits Times, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and St Gregory's Church, all owe their existence to the pioneering Persian Armenians.
This is quite a story!
Size: 23.5 x 15.8 x 1.5 cm, 144 pp, 475 gm
Dr Wright is a retired teacher and active historian living in Melbourne, Australia. Her research focusses on the Armenians in Southeast Asia as well as the founding of Singapore. She is also the author of Respected Citizens: The History of the Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia (2003); William Farquhar and Singapore: Stepping out from Raffles' Shadow (2017) and The Armenians of Penang (2018). She co-authored Vanda Miss Joaquim: Singapore's National Flower & the Legacy of Agnes & Ridley and has published numerous scholarly articles.