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ReminiscenceReminiscence by Ang Ah Tee

This volume was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Reminiscence" held at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. With an essay by Bridget Tracy Tan.

Forming/ UnformingForming/ Unforming by Huang, Jeffrey; Erwin Viray

This book features student works from SUTD's Architecture and Sustainable Design programme. It documents the ideas and thought experiments of the school - the trending intellectual preoccupations. The book presents a compilation of raw artifacts produced in the various courses and design studios by students in their pioneering years and gives you a first glimpse of the experiments and projects and the underlying intentions and intellectual currents flowing at the school. It also serves as a map or orientation device for future generations to build upon.

Flowers For No. 29Flowers For No. 29 by Jo Gee Ho

2 women. 2 worlds. 2 broken lives. Looking for love, comfort and sanity in the most unlikely of places. For Toni, it was a journey home to reconnect with family and friends after ten years in Shanghai. Much had changed. Her mother now a widow and she, single again. Her best friend, a once-abandoned dog. Alcohol, her drug and painkiller. The other, a young lady from China. Leaving her country and dreams of playing in a world-class orchestra to work in a place where men wooed the women of their fancy, with flowers worth tens of thousands. Their paths crossed and the two strangers became friends. Forming a bond thicker than blood. Falling in love and into a world ruled by shady characters. Getting caught in a web of lies, cover-ups and a series of events which eventually led to the disappearance of the top performing girl. In a country, renowned for its strict rules and squeaky clean image, would the law be able to protect them from the consequences of their choices in life?

Woon Keen: A Creative Life UnfurledWoon Keen: A Creative Life Unfurled by Ma Peiyi

This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition that featured over 30 exhibits in different media by Wong Keen. Wong Keen (b. 1942, Singapore) grew up in a Chinese literati environment and was a highly acclaimed teenage painter in the early Singapore art scene. His departure for the Art Students League of New York in 1961 marked him as the first Singaporean to venture into the flourishing post-war American art scene. Wong Keen's unique body of work, which encompasses oil, ink, acrylic and collage since the 1960s to the present, is a powerful embodiment of the elegant expressivity of Chinese ink wash aesthetics and Abstract Expressionism.

Brief History, A: The Development Of Chinese Calligraphy In SingaporeBrief History, A: The Development Of Chinese Calligraphy In Singapore by Tan Yong Jun

This book was published with an exhibition that celebrated the cultural journey of early Chinese calligraphers in Singapore. Featuring calligraphy pieces, including oracle, seal, clerical, walking and cursive scripts, by Singapore's pioneer artist-educators Chan San Sheh, Tsue Ta Tee, Pan Shou, and See Hiang To, among others, the essay and exhibits attest to the fluent styles mastered and handed down by these early calligraphers and their significant contribution to Singapore's cultural heritage.

Love At The GalleryLove At The Gallery by Ow Yeong Wai Kit & Genevieve Wong

Art becomes a muse for most of the 26 love poems in this collection. Those poems are ekphrastic - that is, they engage in the imaginative act of describing, narrating, or re?ecting on situations limned in paintings or sculptures, expanding and amplifying on the meaning that they evoke. The artworks that inspire these poems belong to the National Gallery Singapore. The 26 love poems are arranged according to common threads based on the four different kinds of love as ?rst outlined by the ancient Greeks: éros, storge, philía, and agápe. We hope that readers will be continually led back to the poems and their respective artworks.

Team Skills For High PerformanceTeam Skills For High Performance by Ho, Joshua

The premise of this Human Resource guidebook is that organisations are healthier and more productive when staff relationships are strong and people understand how to work together. This guidebook can be used individually or as a basis for team training. When used for team training, team members will have fun while learning principles, making decision and maintaining a positive social environment. Readers will: Value perspectives different from their own; Know how to listen and understand other points of views; Understand the importance of two-way communication; Learn how to handle conflicts directly and in a win-win way; Understand several skills for solving technical problems together.

Future Cities Lab IndiciaFuture Cities Lab Indicia by Cairns, Stephen; Devisari Tunas (Eds.)

This book, the first in a planned series, reports on the Future Cities Laboratory and its ambitious mission to shape sustainable future cities through science, by design, in place. It offers a global perspective on cities from the vantage point of Asia, where the laboratory is based. The first volume in the series focuses on the challenges that future cities pose to sustainability. The second will concentrate on the innovative approaches necessary for addressing those challenges. The third will present concrete scenarios and action plans that emerge from such approaches.

Ostrich, The Ah Long, The Con Woman, And The Creep Guy, The: The Story Of Crime Prevention In SingaporeOstrich, The Ah Long, The Con Woman, And The Creep Guy, The: The Story Of Crime Prevention In Singapore by Sim, Susan; Majeed Khader

Since the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) was first established in 1981, it has played a valuable role in keeping Singapore safe. Yet what exactly is crime prevention? What are the theories and behavioural insights that inform the island-wide, multi-platform campaigns rolled out by the NCPC? This fascinating and eminently-readable study of the art and science of crime prevention interrogates these questions, and more.

Lee Kuan Yew: One Man's View Of The WorldLee Kuan Yew: One Man's View Of The World by Lee Kuan Yew

With over 100,000 copies sold in hardcover since its publication in 2013, the geopolitical insights of Singapore's late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew are as trenchant and relevant as ever amid the societal and political upheavals of today. Now released in paperback, the book features a new postscript by The Straits Times editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang, reflecting upon the changes that have unfolded since Lee first made his incisive observations.

Hunger Management: Easy Recipes For The Lazy And Ravenous CookHunger Management: Easy Recipes For The Lazy And Ravenous Cook by Tan Hsueh Yun

Tan Hsueh Yun is editor of the Life section of The Straits Times and The Sunday Times, and also writes about food. This book is a collection of some of her favourite recipes from her fortnightly cooking column, Hunger Management, which has been running in The Sunday Times since 2008.

Guilty As Charged: 25 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965Guilty As Charged: 25 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965 by Abdul Hafiz Abdul Samad (Ed.)

Murder. Dismemberment. A shooting. A stabbing. Cheating. Murder for gold bars. Murder for a Rolex. Murder. This book recounts 25 infamous crime cases that have taken place in Singapore since 1965. Some of the victims' names are still remembered today. Jenny Cheok, 22, killed by her apparently devoted boyfriend Sunny Ang during a diving trip near the Sisters' Islands. Nine-year-old Agnes Ng and 10-year-old Ghazali Marzuki, killed by self-styled medium Adrian Lim, his wife and his mistress. Huang Na, nine, murdered at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale centre by vegetable packer Took Leng How.

Puan Noor Aishah: Singapore's First LadyPuan Noor Aishah: Singapore's First Lady by Tan, Kevin Y L

Noor Aishah Mohammad Salim was all of 26 years old when she became Singapore's first First Lady in 1959 as the wife of Yusof Ishak, Singapore's Yang di-Pertuan Negara and later first President. Puan Noor Aishah: Singapore's First Lady tells the story of how this shy, quiet girl who grew up in Penang was catapulted into the public limelight and into the role of 'mother' to a new state and nascent nation. Filled with a wealth of archival and private photographs, many of which have never been published before, Puan Noor Aishah: Singapore's First Lady traces the lives of both Yusof Ishak and Noor Aishah: from their younger days before and after the Second World War, to their first meeting in 1949, their happily married life in Kuala Lumpur, and then Yusof Ishak's call to duty in 1959, when he became Singapore's Head of State - and Noor Aishah became the first First Lady.

William Farquhar And Singapore: Stepping Out From Raffles' ShadowWilliam Farquhar And Singapore: Stepping Out From Raffles' Shadow by Wright, Nadia H.

When the achievements of great individuals are exaggerated, an enormous shadow is cast over the work of their subordinates. This has been the case in accounts of the founding of the British settlement at Singapore in 1819 - in which Sir Stamford Raffles has been aggrandised at the expense of Major General William Farquhar. Venerated by contemporary Bugis, Chinese and Indians for his character and accomplishments, Farquhar maintained that he was largely responsible for Singapore's rapid growth and commercial success. But his claims have been obscured for the most part by the glori?cation of Raffles. In this groundbreaking and carefully documented study, Nadia Wright re-examines East India Company records and other historical documents to offer a fresh analysis of the roles of Raffles and Farquhar in Singapore's founding and early development. William Farquhar and Singapore reveals new and sometimes startling insights into the achievements and personalities of both men, and explains why Farquhar has been overlooked for so long.

Vintage Singapore: 1950SVintage Singapore: 1950S by

This is the third of a series of exclusive postcard books featuring 20 iconic moments in mid-20th century Singapore. It contains 20 detachable postcards, each with local prepaid postage included. Mail them for free within Singapore. All images in the book were curated from Singapore Press Holdings' extensive archives. Get glimpses of little-known scenes too, such as the hole-in-a-wall provision store, and snake charmers plying their trade. They reflect the special moments of the everyday Singaporean who lived in a decade when the country was emerging from colonial rule, enroute to self-governance.

Harris Bin Potter And The Stoned PhilosopherHarris Bin Potter And The Stoned Philosopher by Suffian Hakim

11-year-old orphan Harris bin Potter thinks he is an average Singaporean boy - until he enrols at the magical, MOE-approved, Hog-Tak-Halal-What School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Sundays With SumikoSundays With Sumiko by Tan, Sumiko

Sumiko Tan wrote her first personal column as a young reporter in 1994. Over the next 22 years, her fortnightly column in The Sunday Times gathered a faithful readership and made her a household name. This is a collection of her most representative columns over the past two decades, exploring family, love, friends, career, dogs, death, and marriage. The book follows Sumiko's journey from horizon-broadening travels and singlehood woes of the Nineties, to musings about romance and ageing in the Noughties, to an exciting reunion with a junior college friend that culminated in marriage. In the last section of the book, Now, Sumiko explores married life, negotiates her new role as a stepmum, and reaffirms the importance of everyday moments of happiness. Her columns also explore the lighter side of things: whether it is learning to swim as an adult, waxing nostalgic about Yaohan supermarket, finally getting Lasik eye surgery, or the woes of having different air-conditioning preferences from her husband.

Practice Makes Po-Fect!Practice Makes Po-Fect! by

Po, the Raffles' Banded Lemur, has just started climbing, but it is not as easy as it seems! He does not want to be the slowest in his troop anymore, so he goes off looking for his friends for help. Join Po in his journey as he learns to work hard and never give up!

Dolphin Travel TroublesDolphin Travel Troubles by

The Tan family has always been a peaceful group of dolphins living in the waters near Singapore, until the day their home was contaminated by an oil spill. Fortunately, they meet Sam, a mysterious dolphin who brings promises of a wonderful place filled with food, space and lots of new marine neighbours! However, oil spills are not the only peril that they will encounter on their long journey there. Will they reach this new haven? What is Sam really up to? And is there truly a safe place that the Tans can finally call home?

Pollilymics, ThePollilymics, The by

Deep in the forest, there is a great pollination competition that few have heard of, and even fewer have seen. Join the pollinators on a fun-filled adventure to see who has what it takes to be crowned the best pollinator! But things don't go as planned…