Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Battle Box: Fort Canning - Singapore

I have visited many WW2 sites in Singapore and Malaysia, but nothing affected me the way that the Battle Box did.  While well restored, the underground bunker still retains its period characteristics, and the well constructed wax work figures really help to bring the past alive.  The photo shows Brigadier Arthur Curtis sitting in his office-  he was Commander, Fixed Defences of the Singapore Garrison from 6th July 1939 until the surrender of British and Imperial Forces on 15th February 1942.  His office has been put back togther exactly as it was (thanks to an old photo).

Monday, 17 December 2012

More reviews for 'Merdeka' on Amazon

Many thanks to Robert Grant Stewart and Ian Dee for reviews of 'Merdeka' recently posted on   Extracts from these reviews, other customer reviews and professional reviews can be seen on the Review page of this blog.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Can I Gift a Kindle eBook?

As the festive season approaches I have been asked if people can gift 'Merdeka' as a Kindle eBook to those that they know have a Kindle (or a Kindle App) and might have an interest in reading it.  That depends:  Outside the US Store ( it is not possible to directly gift an eBook and so Gift Certificates have to be used.  I'll tackle in reverse order: