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Our Modern Past: A Visual Survey Of Singapore Architecture 1920S-1970S by Ho, Weng Hin;Dinesh Naidu; Tan Kar Lin

It is not obvious to many that Singapore boasts an exemplary modernist architectural legacy. Built during the mid-twentieth century, these structures were the result of progressive, even utopic, impulses to shape a new society - a vision of the future, built to last. But that future turned out to be startlingly short-lived. Relentless development is rapidly depleting the built heritage of the nation-building period in particular, which is relatively less well studied or protected. The Singapore Heritage Society's decade-long project, Our Modern Past, constitutes a sustained effort to document the city-state's modern heritage, promote appreciation of this architecture, and present a case for its selective conservation. The first of two volumes, Our Modern Past: A Visual Survey of Singapore Architecture 1920s-1970s provides a photographic guide organised into three parts: interwar period (1919-1942), post-war years (1945-1965), and post-independence (1966-1980). Each part begins with a survey of that period's architectural elements, illustrating how locally typical modern expressions of form, type, materiality, and detail have been shaped by their contexts. feature buildings then complete each part, providing a closer look at definitive works that capture the times. The book contains a total of 649 photographs, 34 elements, and 44 feature buildings, including several that have since been demolished.

Quaint Quarterly Issue #02: ProgressQuaint Quarterly Issue #02: Progress by Gonzalez, Jonathan (Ed.)

Quaint Quarterly is an independent print journal curating curiosities from the four corners of the web. Primarily focused on long-form articles and eye-catching illustrations, all the content is handpicked for readers who want to read challenging and insightful materials in a well-crafted format. Issue #02 includes the work of writers and visual artists who greatly contributed to imagining the future, be it from a literary standpoint - science fiction - or from an institutional perspective. From new modes of transport and communication machines to transformed social norms, these thinkers defied the unwritten laws of academia and the known limitations of technology to envision countless advances that would, for better or for worse, completely change the way we live.

Luminous Depths: A Contemporary Project On The MuseumLuminous Depths: A Contemporary Project On The Museum by Lee Mingwei; Alan Chong

This book chronicles, through photographs and an extended interview with the artist, an installation at the Peranakan Museum. Artist Lee Mingwei that explored issues of archaeology, memory, connoisseurship, and rebirth in this work of art that invited visitor participation. Lee's creation was inspired by his first visit to the museum: upon entering, he recalled his grandparents' home, where light cascading from the skylight, sounds, and aromas coming from different floors, "became a sort of multisensory symphony in my mind".

Journey In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao HuaJourney In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao Hua by

To record the artist's 40 years' journey in painting, this book is published on the occasion of Journey in Art: Retrospective Exhibition by Fan Shao Hua, organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, from 21 March - 8 April 2015. This richly illustrated publication contains extensive writing from art critics, and includes many pages of artworks from the artist's early works as well as his sketches and paintings in various mediums and themes.

Journey In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao HuaJourney In Art: Retrospective Exhibition By Fan Shao Hua by

To record the artist's 40 years' journey in painting, this book is published on the occasion of Journey in Art: Retrospective Exhibition by Fan Shao Hua, organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, from 21 March - 8 April 2015. This richly illustrated publication contains extensive writing from art critics, and includes many pages of artworks from the artist's early works as well as his sketches and paintings in various mediums and themes.

Teacher Thinker Rebel Why? Portraits Of Chee Soon JuanTeacher Thinker Rebel Why? Portraits Of Chee Soon Juan by

This book attempts to present the real side of the SDP leader the Singaporean public seldom reads and hears about. Ten contributors, including Joshua Chiang, Joshua Chiang, Constance Singam, Sir Graham Watson and Wong Souk Yee, have come together to tell us the Dr Chee they know.

Singapore Business Gurus Volume 3Singapore Business Gurus Volume 3 by Ali, Liana (Ed.)

This third book in the Singapore Business Gurus series features another era of new-breed entrepreneurs - bosses of small and medium-sized enterprises. The life journeys and success stories that they share in this volume will be an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs young and old.

Multiculturalism Through The Lens: A Guide To Ethnic And Migrant Anxieties In SingaporeMulticulturalism Through The Lens: A Guide To Ethnic And Migrant Anxieties In Singapore by Gomes, Catherine

This book weaves together critical studies of Singaporean films, compelling personal reflections, and analysis of the contemporary socio-political discourse. It probes into issues that arise from the dilemma of globalization and transnational migration in cosmopolitan Singapore and examines the angst of contemporary Singaporeans against the prevailing political order beyond the veneer of multiculturalism and government-sanctioned displays of social cohesion, inclusion, and harmony. Through analyses of Singaporean films, Catherine Gomes writes about Singaporean anxieties concerning race, ethnicity, and identity construction. She writes honestly of dealing with being Eurasian, the 'Other' in Singapore, where ethnicity becomes a defining label. Her book is a great read while dealing with important issues of labour migration and ethnicity. This book will prove engaging to all Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans.

Lighting People's Cities by Gay, Joanne; Ong Swee Hong Et Al

Asia's first and only sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay is organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, and celebrates the sights and sounds of Marina Bay, one of the focal points of Singapore's cityscape. The third edition of the festival was held March 7th through 30th in 2014, with the theme Light+HeART. As festival curator, the focus for the ONG&ONG team was to bring out the key message, that the awareness of sustainability through light is only possible if it resonates deep in our hearts -an enlightenment from within. This book will attempt to document the spirit and motivations behind the works made for the festival, through interviews with and personal essays by the artists, as well as those of our other collaborators. These will also include their thoughts about the lighting of urban spaces in general, bringing together their personal experiences and work as practitioners of the craft.

Play Things: Michael Chiang, The Complete Works: 1984-2014Play Things: Michael Chiang, The Complete Works: 1984-2014 by Chiang, Michael

This anthology of Michael Chiang, widely recognised as Singapore's most successful playwright, contains all his plays, shorts and full-lengths, and includes updates and additional scenes previously unpublished.

This Is My Family: New Singapore Plays Volume 2This Is My Family: New Singapore Plays Volume 2 by Ho, Lucas (Ed.)

Features six vital and original Singaporean plays that address themes of family in all its complexity and diversity.

Memoirs Of A Community Cat! (Rojineko Nikki)Memoirs Of A Community Cat! (Rojineko Nikki) by Rei Kimura

This is a heartwarming story told by Abby, a veteran stray cat who insists "We are not strays, we are community cats!" It brings to life the many stray cats who live in almost every community giving each cat featured in this book a face, a heart, feelings, thoughts and the same fears and happiness of the humans who can make their lives a blessing or a curse. Abby, the macho yellow male cat walks us through his very colorful adventures and experiences as he and his siblings and friends live each day to the fullest of their nine lives, never knowing whether they will be alive at the end of the day! There is never a dull moment and some harrowing matching of wits with those who hate their very existence and believe that community cats should neither be seen nor heard!

Faith, Authority And The Malays: The Ulama In Contemporary SingaporeFaith, Authority And The Malays: The Ulama In Contemporary Singapore by Saat, Norshahril

This book examines the nature of religious life among the Malays of Singapore by researching into the nature of religious elite and the basis of their authority or legitimacy. It examines the social-historical background of the ulama, their family roots, education, career paths, elements of thinking, and various forms of contribution towards enriching the religious lives of the Malays. While furnishing useful information on the institutionalization and administration of Islam in contemporary Singapore, the author raises many pertinent questions on the religious lives of the Malays and Muslims in contemporary Singapore, as well as their relations with the wider world of Islam and Muslims elsewhere.

Absence - PresenceAbsence - Presence by Song, Geraldine

By merging physical theatre with a realist narrative, Absense-Presence presents the complexities of human relationships, and the dynamics that cement or destroy these relationships. These plays intend to elicit sympathetic and compassionate responses from the readers, and to re-direct these responses back to their hearts and minds. It is hoped that readers who read Absence-Presence will remember to re-explore their own innate human values as they close the book or leave the theatre; and that they will dip into these deep resources and seek paths to nourish their own lives and their relationships.

Three Comedies:Rohini - Beg'um, Begum - MisprisionThree Comedies:Rohini - Beg'um, Begum - Misprision by Song, Geraldine

The three comedies are all about Rohinilatha Seethalakshmidevi, daughter of Balasubramaniam Shivaramakrishnan. Why are the three comedies all about Rohini? Who is Rohini and what is she? She is the star, the catalyst of misprision, the epitome of the map of mislaughing, and the prophylaxis for the anxiety of comedy.

Asian Spice Kids - Vol. 1 (Bundle Of 4 Titles) (English And Malay Ed.) by

This is a bundle of four books in the Asian Spice Kids children's book series, which features various asian spices are lovable characters, and which were designed to be bilingual. The books in this bundle are: Chilli, Sharp and Spicy!; Cinnamon, Swift and Smart!; Clove, Bold and Brave!; and Shallot, Strong and Steady! Bilingual in English and Malay.

Shallot, Strong And Steady! (English And Malay Ed.)Shallot, Strong And Steady! (English And Malay Ed.) by

The Asian Spice Kids move to a new home and they find their spice corner a little too small. Shallot annoys her friends by getting in their way and they chase her away. But when the Spice Kids come face to face with a giant, Shallot unexpectedly saves the day. This is a hearty tale about respect, friendship and the courage to stand up for what is right. Bilingual in English and Malay.

Clove, Bold And Brave! (English And Malay Ed.)Clove, Bold And Brave! (English And Malay Ed.) by

Clove always helps people with their problems. But now she has a problem-and nobody can help her. She has been chosen to speak at the Spice Town show and tell programme, but she is too afraid to speak! Can she help herself this time? This is a zesty tale about finding the courage to do things differently. Bilingual in English and Malay.

Cinnamon, Swift And Smart! (English And Malay Ed.)Cinnamon, Swift And Smart! (English And Malay Ed.) by

The Spice Kids' friends from overseas, the Herbs, have come for a visit. Everyone is excited! Everyone, except for Cinnamon. He is afraid the Herbs want to move in and take everything away from them. So he comes up with a plan to get rid of them. Will it work? Find out in this delicious tale about jealousy, trust and friendship. Bilingual in English and Malay.

Chilli, Sharp And Spicy! (English And Malay Ed.)Chilli, Sharp And Spicy! (English And Malay Ed.) by

Oh no! Chilli has lost her flavour! If she can't help the chefs make her dishes sharp and spicy, she might get tossed out of the Asian Spice Kitchen. What can Chilli do? Find out in this spicy tale about working hard and doing your best. Bilingual in English and Malay.