About the book:
The journal of Donald Moore, a writer, publisher, bookseller and patron of the arts who spent more than 20 years in Singapore. In this journal he writes sketches of his life – the people he meets, his travels, as well as the social concerns of the day. Issues he raises include Malaya’s ability to govern itself, the Communist threat, the education system, the racial tension and others. With numerous photographs taken by the author, of Singapore and the region. His entries also include interesting experiences in the “dying houses” of Chinatown, the leper colony and Sembawang and the post-war ruins. Some entries describe his travels to Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan.
About the author:
Donald Moore was a journalist, publisher and bookseller who made Singapore his home and contributed much to the development of the arts in Singapore. Their activities included the promotion of concerts, drama and fine art in Singapore, as well as helping to establish the handicraft industry in Singapore, which produced, among other things, silk and other Southeast Asian textiles. He was responsible for bringing international acts to Singapore, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Muhammad Ali, and started the Singapore Arts Theatre. He started the Donald Moore Art Gallery in Liat Towers, which sold artefacts.