The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Singapura

The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Singapura

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by Colin Goh

Synopsis

Sung by the ghost of the first British Resident and Commandant of colonial Singapore, William Farquhar, this is a complaint complete with classy rhyme. Farquhar gives his account of his struggle and work in developing Singapura, and the unreasonable demands of an absentee boss, one Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles.

About the Author

COLIN GOH is the co-creator of Dim Sum Warriors ???®, a graphic novel series about kung fu-fighting dumplings that has been featured by Fast Company, Time, the BBC and Publishers Weekly. In 2017, it was adapted into a stage musical with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Du Yun, which premiered in Shanghai before touring 25 major cities in China in 2018. Colin is also the founder of the pioneering Singaporean satirical website TalkingCock.com and the editor of the bestselling Coxford Singlish Dictionary.

He is also a filmmaker whose award-winning feature Singapore Dreaming (2006) has been sold to multiple territories and screened at numerous festivals and venues worldwide. Colin also composed all the cartoons for the New York Times bestsellers Search Inside Yourself and Joy on Demand. He is currently working on Little Dim Sum Warriors, a children’s storybook and app series that helps kids learn both Mandarin and English, which is supported by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism. Even with all this on his plate, he remains an attorney with qualifications from England, Singapore and New York because, you know, who needs enough sleep?

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ISBN: 978-981-14-3574-4 (e-book)
Published: 2020

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