Secret Singapore

“Every history buff of Singapore should get a copy of this book”

Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador at Large

Released in May 2021, Secret Singapore is the Singapore volume of Jonglez Publishing’s ‘Secret’ guides and is currently selling very well in Singapore. The book which is written by Heidi Sarna and me offers a look at 160 ‘secrets’ in SIngapore and the stories behind them. You may contact me for further information, or should you be interested in placing orders for the book in Singapore.

Secret Singapore is also available at leading bookstores in Singapore and also online at Booktique and Epigram, and at sites such as and Book Depository.

Secret Singapore has been among the best-selling non-fiction titles in Singapore!

About Secret Singapore

A lighthouse on the top of a 25-storey apartment block, a unique rocky area that looks like Guilin in China, the remains of a Shinto shrine built in the jungle by prisoners of war, houses from the Ming and Qing periods donated by Jackie Chan, the bottoms of soya-sauce bottles used to decorate the Sultan Mosque, the “leaning tower” of Singapore, the last remaining stretch of natural beach, a forgotten bomb shelter under a national monument, the beautiful modernist door of a former biscuit factory, a hidden kampong (rural village) dwarfed by residential towers, the splendidly preserved old Changi prison gates, the stately Masons Hall inside the Freemasons’ headquarters …

Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Singapore still has a number of hidden treasures for people who know how to wander off the beaten track.

This is an indispensable guide for those who think they know Singapore … or who want to discover another side to the city.

Media Coverage

The Straits Times, 9 March 2021
Business Times, 25 June 2021
Money 89.3 22 May 2021
Expat Living April 2021