Tiger Tales: Almost True Stories from Old Singapore

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Newly published children’s book Tiger Tales: Almost True Stories from Old Singapore brings to life a collection of seven almost true animal stories from old Singapore. This 96-page hardcover book is aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds, and comprises stories based on actual, documented events that happened more than a century ago. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, Tiger Tales is a fun and engaging read to discover a new perspective of Singapore’s history.

Singapore History in Tiger Tales

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Back in the day, old Singapore was covered in jungle, setting the scene for those who lived there to have encounters with animals. Revisit little-known episodes, from a crazy rain of fish and the discovery of a giant croc in the Rochor River to a conundrum with tapirs and the delights of a zoo in our very own Botanic Gardens.

Iconic historical figures

Readers will also see familiar names and icons such as the legend of Sang Nila Utama, Colonel, William Farquhar, the First Resident of Singapore, the famous Ming Dynasty admiral Zheng He, and Charles Phillips, the former principal of the Raffles Institution as he marches into these pages in his pyjamas.

Discover wildlife through Tiger Tales

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Although the stories in the book are inspired by true events, all the animals and insects that appear in Tiger Tales can be accurately identified, thus offering another point of conversation and discovery for children.

“The ultimate goal is to give our readers rollicking good stories that are perfect for bedtime reading or sharing aloud. Through these tales, they also discover a menagerie of animals—many native to our land—and learn to appreciate Singapore’s amazing biodiversity past and present.”, shares the team from Tiger Tales

Where to buy Tiger Tales

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Tiger Tales: Almost True Stories from Old Singapore is available for sale at major bookstores in Singapore, including Books Ahoy, Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, Books Kinokuniya, Museum Shops at the National Museum and Asian Civilisations Museum and Woods in the Books.

It is also available online at Closetful of BooksEpigram BookshopNatventure Books and Woods in the Books.