ARMENIANS OF SINGAPORE, THE: A Short History
By Nadia Wright
The Armenians of Singapore: A Short History is packed with thoroughly researched and highly readable information on a small but highly significant sector of Singapore's early population, which established themselves following settlement by the British East India Company in 1819.
The true story of the Armenians in Singapore is little known and poorly understood. Yet they played an important role in Singapore's development and society. Many of Singapore's most notable icons, such as Raffles Hotel, The Straits Times, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and St Gregory's Church, all owe their existence to the pioneering Persian Armenians.