Extract from a new book by John Curtis Perry which offers an authoritative history of the island nation ranging from its Malay origins right up to the present day.Read More
The world's loneliest bovine has died. The Brahman cow of Coney Island Park, Singapore, is thought to have succumbed to a chronic illness after being sedated for a regular health check. No one is sure of the beast's age, but it is believed to have been quite old. The cow's life is one of Singapore's great modern mysteries, as intriguing as the story behind the odd little island where it spent many a lonesome day. Read more on the BBC.