Singapore Sucks! by Singa Crew (Ed.)
Through an eclectic collection of short stories, essays and poems, Singapore Sucks! Is a bouquet of sarcasm, humour, and insolent honesty and the discerning reader may even recognise a hint of patriotic fervour.
Memoir Perjuangan Politik - Syed Husin Ali by Syed Husin Ali
Memoir ini merupakan kenangan hidup penulis tentang perjuangan politiknya untuk menegakkan keadilan, kebajikan dan kebenaran bagi rakyat. Ia menceritakan mengenai penyertaan, kegiatan, pengalaman dan pandangan beliau terutama berhubung beberapa peristiwa politik yang melibatkan rakyat.
Wayang Indonesia: The Fantastic World Of Indonesian Puppet Theatre by Angst, Walter
'Wayang' means Indonesian rod puppet theatre and its derivative forms of folk theatre. In recognition of the cultural and historical significance as well as the great aesthetic sophistication of Wayang, UNESCO included this theatre tradition in its list of world cultural heritage in 2003. This book provides a new systematic introduction to and overview of Wayang puppets - in particular shadow puppets - and illustrates this with a unique richness of colour images.
Non Returnable: My Special Child From Heaven by Wati Knussi
This is a book about a mother's love and care for her special needs daughter. It presents her thoughts as she tried to cope with what was happening in her life in those months - from the day she first heard the prognosis up to the moment she finally accepted her daughter for what she was and the fact that her life would never be the same again.
No Other Way Out: A Biography Of Ong Seok Kim A Pioneer In Chinese Education In Malaysia Social Worker And Philanthropist by Wang Jianshi: Ong Eng-Joo
This book traces Ong Seok Kim's long and arduous journey from the depths of poverty in China to wealth in his adopted country, and how his credibility and personal motto of abstinence from gambling, alcohol, smoking and debauchery were instrumental in him becoming one of Malaya's leading philanthropists.
Migrating To Australia: Good Meh?? by Soong, Ken; Michael Soong
Written by two brothers who have been living in Australia for some time, this book presents the bitter sweet - and sour - truth based on the authors' experiences as Malaysian migrants living in Australia - from the perspectives of not only Malaysians but also Southeast Asians.
Singapore Sucks! by Singa Crew (Ed.)
This is a follow-up volume to a collection of short stories, essays and poems about Singapore and its idiosyncrasies.
Living To Be A Hundred: Voices From Lives Well Lived by Sashidhara, Meera
If there is one book which spans generations with the common thread of collective wisdom, it is this one. Nineteen centenarians from different countries and a cross-section of society, share their memoirs, intertwined with the history of their century, as they experienced it. They were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. In these pages, they share their values, beliefs, habits, attitudes and lessons learnt from living to be a hundred.
China's Vanishing Worlds: Countryside, Traditions, And Cultural Spaces by Messmer, Matthias; Hsin-Mei Chuang
Just a few kilometers from the glittering skylines of Shanghai and Beijing, we encounter a vast countryside, an often forgotten and seemingly limitless landscape stretching far beyond the outskirts of the cities. Following traces of old trade routes, once-flourishing marketplaces, abandoned country estates, decrepit model villages, and the sites of mystic rituals, the authors of this book spent seven years exploring, photographing, and observing the vast interior of China, where the majority of Chinese people live in ways virtually unchanged for centuries.
China's Vanishing Worlds is an impressive documentation in images and text of modernization's effect on traditional ways of life, and a sympathetic portrait of lives burdened by hardship but blessed by simplicity and tranquility. The scars of China's recent history and the decay of centuries-old traditions are made visible in this volume, but so is the lure and promise of technology and another life for young people. In the next twenty years, an estimated 280 million Chinese villagers will become city dwellers, leaving their ancestral homes in search of urban jobs and opportunities.
In striking and evocative color photographs, we see picturesque villages set against a background of rolling hills, planned centuries ago according to the principles of feng shui; a restaurant with bright pink resin chairs and a wide-screen television; traditional buildings preserved by the accident of poverty and isolation; ramshackle rooms decorated with portraits of Chairman Mao; backpack-wearing children walking to school; festivals with elaborately costumed performers; old men playing cards; buyers and sellers at open-air markets.
China's Vanishing Worlds offers readers a rare opportunity to glimpse China as it once was, and as it will soon no longer be.
Matters That Matter: Ageless Wisdom From Chinese Idioms by Lai Lai; Xin Kai
Emergency physicians eating together while off-duty led to this illustrated selection of pithy Chinese proverbs, tales and idioms.
Don't Forget The Soap - And Other Reminders From My Fabulous Filipina Mother by Moore, Marie Claire Lim
These autobiographical anecdotes tend to centre on the Canadian-Filipina-American author's mother who clearly has had a major influence on her life and high-achieving career in Canada and the US. All kinds of sidelights on family relationships, personal value systems and immigrant attitudes and achievements are part of these stories and a relaxed account of family achievements in Vancouver, New York, Yale and now at Citi in Singapore. Black-and-white photographs.
Have We Lost It? Gracious Driving by Foo, Kevin
Here black-and-white cartoons and drawings with insightful and caustic comments highlight many of the habits and attitudes of Singapore drivers. While the approach seems lighthearted, the humour is wry and most of us are likely to find reading his little softback a salutory experience.
Storytelling On Steroids: 10 Stories That Hijacked The Pop Culture Conversation by Weich, John
Storytelling is pop culture's 'weapon' of choice to connect, engage and ultimately convince. Every TV ad a compelling movie? Every Facebook post a contagious piece of content? Every infographic a work of art? Yes, please. Tell me where to sign up!
Right now, this very minute, a junior copywriter is adding "storyteller" to his Facebook profile. There is a gaming developer doing the same on LinkedIn. A PR agent is casually including "teller of stories" in his Twitter bio. Graphic designers, journalists, editors, broadcasters, coders, model makers, set designers, ginormous brands, ocean explorers, astronauts, schoolteachers, CEOs, marketing directors, creative consultants and trend watchers are peppering their websites, blogs and email signatures with the word "storytelling."
In Storytelling on Steroids, editor and adman John Weich finds out why. Where did all this storytelling come from? Why are so many professionals suddenly so eager to spread the storytelling gospel? And who blazed the trail for an Age of Storytelling in mainstream communication?
In his compact, fast-moving book, Weich explores the iconic brands, cultural movements and social technologies that have contributed most to storytelling's rise in mainstream creativity and communication. Along the way, he calls out countless pop culture darlings to make his case: Batman, Banksy, Tomb Raider, TED Talks, Radiohead, Jay-Z, BMW and New York Times infographics.
Kansai Cool: A Journey Into The Cultural Heartland Of Japan by Whelan, Christal
In Kansai Cool, anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland. The western region of Japan is known as Kansai-centering around the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and the sprawling, modern port cities of Osaka and Kobe. Kansai is Japan's "second region" after Tokyo-and is at once home to Japan's most traditional cultural centers and its most modern culture.
Peranakan Museum Guide (Revised) by Tahir, Ibrahim; Valerie Ho (Eds.)
This guide to the Peranakan Museum in Singapore features over a hundred fully illustrated entries written by the museum's curators, independent academics and researchers. It provides the reader with glimpses into the lifestyle of the Peranakan Chinese community, in all its facets and expressions. These include everyday household objects, distinctive crafts such as beadwork and embroidery, colourful porcelain, textiles, jewellery and the fine gilded furniture that graced the homes of the wealthier Peranakans. Intangible aspects of the culture such as language and poetic forms are explored as well.
Cubicle Life by Wai, Chun (Photos)
In the gutters of Hong Kong, it's not only down-and-outs who evoke sympathy, but also those who dwell crammed into cubicle apartments. In his latest feature photography project, Chun Wai - the author behind Under Heaven - 'puts flesh' on the everyday lives of Hong Kong's disenfranchised. In the process of documenting cubicle-dwellers' lives, Chun challenges mainstream ideology and the doctrine of elitism. Unlike the subtle poetic style of Chun's previous works, Cubicle Life presents readers with a highly cohesive collection with dynamic colour for a hard-hitting translation of life and existence.
Far Better Thing I Do, A by Berrini, Andrea; Joan Rundo (Trans.)
A Far Better Thing I Do is the English translation of Noi Siamo La Classe Operaia. It is a tale of disillusionment, told through the stories of Italian workers who left for another country with the hopes of building a socialist world. The book explores the nature of their intentions, the workers' resilience, and the times which made them so. Their sentiments, poignantly illustrated in this book, are likely shared by immigrants all over the world seeking a new life, whether driven by poverty, ideals, or other motivations.
Encyclopedia Of The Sri Lankan Diaspora, The by Reeves, Peter (Ed.)
This is a comprehensive social, economic, and cultural analysis of the Sri Lanka diaspora. Over one million people of Sri Lankan-origin live outside of their homeland. This is the first comprehensive study of the lives, culture, beliefs and attitudes of immigrants and refugees from this South Asian island. "The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lanka Diaspora" focuses on the socio-economic and political developments of the Sri Lanka diaspora over time and in different places, addressing core issues of demography, economy, politics, culture and future development. It also discusses topics such as long distance nationalism, citizenship, Sinhala, Tamil and Burgher disapora identities, religion and the spread of Buddhism, as well as the Sri Lankan cultural impact on other nations.
Scenes: A Hundred Years Of Singapore Chinese Language Theatre 1913 - 2013 (Chinese) by Quah Sy Ren
Chinese language theatre in Singapore has gone through a century of ups and downs. It was borne out of a mission to inspire public discourse and to aid disaster relief in the beginning of the 20th century, and developed in the post-war era of multivariate aesthetic and political currents. A century of Singapore Chinese language theatre has not only contributed to the painting of Singapore's cultural landscape, it is also closely associated with the turbulence in the world. Beginning from modern drama's first emergence in 1913, this volume traces the centennial history of Chinese language theatre in Singapore in the socio, cultural and political contexts. Through a survey of historical records accompanied by rare images, the book is a reflection on the cultural ethos and social development of the different periods.
Five Minutes: Portraits By Paul Gadd People Of Malaysia by Gadd, Paul(Photo); Chua Siew Ching(Text)
Five Minutes, a Photographic Portraits book of People of Malaysia gives us a true insight to how people live in Malaysia, from the rich and famous to the local fisherman in the most Northern parts of the country. Each thought provoking image has a short story of that persons life, from their dreams to their regrets.