Final Notes from a Great Island: A Farewell Tour of Singapore

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Final Notes from a Great Island: A Farewell Tour of Singapore
Publish: 2007
Genre: Humour
ISBN: 9812613188
Language: English

Final Notes from a Great Island: A Farewell Tour of Singapore

4.5 rating

The country's best-selling author is back. After spending the best 10 years of his life in Singapore, Neil Humphreys has decided to move on to the land Down Under because he really wants to spend time living among the world's most poisonous snakes and roo poo.

But the British writer doesn't want to leave the island he fell in love with a decade ago without taking one final, kaypoh look around the place. Embarking on a valedictory tour from his Toa Payoh home, Humphreys explores Singapore as he did when he first arrived—on foot and unaware—taking in his favourite places, the ti/u haunts, the green spots, the clean parts and the dirty bits, and the nation's underbelly and its belly dancers.

Honest, insightful and funny, Final Notes From a Great Island is a warm, uplifting tribute to Singapore and every Singaporean (and tourist, employment pass holder and permanent resident for that matter) should read it.


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Neil Humphreys is Singapore's best-selling author. His books have consistently ranked No. 1 on The Straits Times Bestsellers list. His book, Return to a Sexy Island: Notes from a New Singapore, was one of the most popular books of 2012. His novels also received critical acclaim in the UK. A devoted father, he hopes to give children brighter, funnier books to read.

Neil Humphreys grew up on the world’s biggest housing estate in East London. On his first day at school, he took all his clothes off and ran around the nursery. From such an inauspicious beginning, Neil went on to become one of Asia’s best-selling authors.

He has written 26 books, including humorous social commentary titles, crime thrillers, a children’s series and illustrated eco-adventures.

The award-winning writer is also a media columnist, radio and TV host, podcaster and emcee. He gives talks, lectures and workshops on the writing and publishing process.

More importantly, he no longer takes off his clothes in public.

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