The Swiss in Singapore

The Swiss in Singapore

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Since the founding of colonial Singapore, the Swiss have been active on the island, whether as traders, naturalists, or tourists fascinated by the exoticism of the East. Discover the stories of Swiss-made sarongs, of Swiss globetrotters in Singapore and of the evolution of the longstanding Swiss Club from its early days as the Swiss Rifle Shooting Club. Historian Andreas Zangger also provides the background to the close economic and diplomatic relationship between the two countries today. This fascinating history is accompanied by an assortment of contemporary and archival images, photographs and documents. The Swiss in Singapore is the perfect guide to the past, present and potential of the small but important Swiss community in the country that is often described as the 'Switzerland of the East'.Recognised as one of the renowned watchmakers in Switzerland, Sarcar is among the very few companies that specialise in customised designs, a challenge that requires both great ... 1931 and its original area of business was watch repair. ... Typical examples are the coffee machine manufacturer Jura, Ricola with its.


Title:The Swiss in Singapore
Author: Dr Andreas Zangger
Publisher:Editions Didier Millet - 2014-02-28
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