Wong Ah Fook:Immigrant, Builder and Entrepreneur
P.Lim Pui Huen
Through this biography of her great-grandfather, the author, a professional historian, charts Wong's transformation from a carpenter into a master developer when Singapore began to grow as the capital of the Straits Settlements and the spur for the opening up of Johor on the mainland. This biography is also rich in the schizophrenic social history of Chinese immigrants making their new homes overseas while maintaining family ties with China. Illustrations of the buildings constructed by Wong and the important family and public figures intersperse the text. 185 pages including a glossary, bibliography and index
Weight: 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. There is a gift dedication by one of Wong Ah Fook's descendants, possibly the author, on the half title page. The binding is tight, text clear and there is no tanning throughout.