GREAT LENGTHS: SINGAPORE'S SWIMMING POOLS
In photos and hand-drawn illustrations!
Now available at major bookstores.
PRAISE FOR GREAT LENGTHS:
“This highly readable book on the history of swimming pools in Singapore – imagine, the first public pool at Mount Emily was converted in 1929 from a disused reservoir! – stitched together with fond memories of people who used them will appeal even to readers who’ve never dared to dip their toes into water.”
Francis Dorai, Editor-in-Chief, National Library Board
“Great Lengths: Singapore’s Swimming Pools is a worthy successor to its predecessor, 50 Metres. This delightful book’s old photos, wonderfully detailed sketches and reminiscences provide readers with a nostalgic glimpse into days gone by and what pools meant to ordinary people.”
ANDRA LEO, managing editor, PASSAGE magazine
“Great Lengths is an admirable expansion of 50 Metres, featuring an even richer trove of engaging facts and personal recollections of Singapore’s public swimming pools. In addition to the hand-drawn illustrations, the photographs included in this new edition enhance the charm and attractiveness of a very enjoyable publication.”
DR JAN UHDE & YVONNE NG UHDE, authors, Latent Images: Film in Singapore
“Building on the success of 50 Metres, Great Lengths expands on the history and development of swimming pools in Singapore. Of particular interest to me was the inclusion of British Forces swimming pools and what became of them after the British left. Another addition to the book is swimming as a sport, with interviews and recollections from some of Singapore’s leading aquatic athletes. Throughout, there are lots of photographs and beautiful illustrations. A fascinating read for reference or pleasure.”
TOM O’BRIEN, Memories of Singapore
2015: SG50 CELEBRATION FUND PROJECT
The SECOND EDITION of this book includes old photographs of pools and new stories and interviews.
Book Specs (2nd Edition)
210 x 170mm (Portrait)
Paperback with flaps
New foreword by
(formerly Singapore Sports Council)
ANG PENG SIONG and
JOCELYN LAU and