7 books on The Islamic World

Ramadan, the month of the annual fast, is here again, and hundreds of millions of Muslims are abstaining from food and drink from dawn till dusk. For Muslims and non-Muslims alike, here are seven books relating to Islam and the Islamic world. The Koran The Qur’an, here spelled The Koran, is the holy book of […]

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February, the month to celebrate Mars

February has been an eventful month for Mars. In less than one month, spacecraft from three countries have arrived at the Red Planet. On 9 February 2021, the United Arab Emirates’ Hope probe – the country’s first Martian mission – entered the planet’s orbit. The very next day, China’s first Martian mission Tianwen-1 joined the […]

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Closure of retail store

Dear everybody, Our retail store at Burlington Square is now officially closed. We’ll be operating online only from now on, and all purchases will henceforth be mailed. Thank you for your support all these years, and it was wonderful to have met all of you who dropped by, to have forged friendships with many, and […]

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Books to tide you through Covid-19

We haven’t been able to open for quite awhile now because of the lockdown, known officially in Singapore as the “circuit breaker”, to the consternation of all electrical engineers and technicians. The official “Circuit Breaker Period” ended on June 1, but most restrictions are still in place.  For the time being, we’ll be operating online […]

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Operating online only

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be operating ONLINE ONLY until further notice. We are also revising the following shipping and delivery options: Cancellation of the ‘Collect at our store’ option, because our retail store has to be closed by law. Suspension of International Singpost Registered Airmail: Because of uncertainty in worldwide shipping, we will […]

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The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace

If there’s one book we recommend collecting on the Malay Archipelago, it’s The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace, probably one of the most important books ever written about the region. Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) is one of the most important underrated figures of the 19th century. A friend […]

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