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By Nigel Barley

In 1942 Japanese-occupied Singapore, the place violence and hunger stalk the streets, a extraordinary tranquillity reigns among warring countries within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This delicate and funny paintings of ancient fiction explores a true, and complex, bankruptcy of Singapore's background during which British scientists kept away from prison in the course of WWII and labored with their eastern opposite numbers within the pursuit of technology, in basic terms to be accused of collaboration following the struggle.

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