How My 8 Year-Old Son Scored An A For Igcse Physics by Sim Lim Onn
The author's son sat for the IGCSE O level physics in November 2014 when he was 8 years and 3 months old. The result which was released on 21 January 2015 saw him score an 'A'. The author wrote this book with the aim of sharing the importance of the alignment of mind-sets to turn a boy of ostensibly average intelligence to one who holds a Singapore record.
Singapore At 50: The Business Of Nation-Building by Wong, Adina; Alvin Lee Et. Al.
Published by SMU's Centre for Management Practice, this 300-page coffee-table book chronicles the journey and key milestones of 17 major Singapore organisations and industries that were integral in shaping modern Singapore. It is the culmination of many months of field research and interviews with key people in business, government and academia. The book pays tribute to both industry stalwarts and ordinary folks who have made a difference. It seeks to learn from the past in order to embrace the future - thereby providing a legacy for many generations to come.
Battle For Hearts And Minds: New Media And Elections In Singapore by Tan Tarn How, Arun Mahizhnan Et Al (Eds.)
The Singapore 2011 General Election was dubbed by some as the first "Internet" election. How far is this true and to what extent did old and new media influence voting behaviour and political participation? What was the role of Facebook, Twitter, party political websites, political discussion and the alternative and conflicting information offered online? This edited volume provides an in-depth analysis of these questions through a first-ever survey of media use, political traits, political participation and attitudes towards media, and through experiments, content analysis and interviews.
Fascinating Visions by Ang Ah Tee
Ang Ah Tee is a second-generation Singaporean artist who was accorded the Cultural Medallion in 2009 by the government of Singapore. Under the tutelage of Cheong Soo Pieng and Georgette Chen, Ang has since created numerous paintings of different mediums. Amongst all, he is known for his acrylics works which allows him to paint spontaneously with speed. Coupled with the use of a knife palette, it creates a textural art form that is unique to Ang. Fascinating Visions was published in conjunction with his 10th solo exhibition, in 2010, at the Nafa Academy of Fine Arts. Featuring over 70 works all painted in different parts of the world from Ang's travels, this book bring about not only a painting but also the artist's travel experiences.
Comet In Our Sky: Lim Chin Siong In History (New Edition) by Tan Jing Quee; Jomo K.S. (Ed.)
Lim Chim Siong was the most prominent left-wing leader in Singapore for a decade until he was eliminated from the political scene by the infamous Operation Coldstore on February 2, 1963. This book is an account of Lim's significance in Singapore's political developments in the decade preceding. It also contains tributes by his friends and colleagues in Singapore and Malaysia. This new edition features an essay by Dr Poh Soo Kai and an extract from Lim's posthumous manuscripts. It will redefine the debate on the post-war history of both countries and the legacy of continuing political repression in them.
Dp Design: Designing Spaces by
Designing Spaces showcases the finest work from DP Design. This comprehensive book is packed with inspiration, ideas and details on designing spaces and infusing soul and character into vast spaces. This unique and engaging book illustrated how designing for an interior space can be a direct, strategic response to a building's intrinsic architectural form, functionality and user experience. Over 20 unconventional examples illustrate how, rather than treating interiors as isolated design projects, they are seen as extensions of the building architecture.
Story Of Cheong Soo Pieng, The by Ho Sou Ping
This is the first bilingual publication on the life and art of revered art master, Cheong Soo Pieng. A pioneer of the Nanyang art movement and an eminent figure in the development of fine art in Singapore, Cheong Soo Pieng (b. 1917 - 1983) is widely regarded as one of the most prolific artists of his generation. The book contains up to 200 artwork illustrations, including a large number of never-been-seen works in various private collections. Apart from discussing Soo Pieng's multifaceted practice, the content has been chronologically outlined to help readers understand the diverse styles that emerged and were synthesized during the different periods of the artist's career.
Singapore's Heritage Through Places Of Historical Interest (Revised And Updated) by Samuel, Dhoraisingam S.
Updated edition of the 1991 illustrated commentary on selected buildings and sites of historical interest to Singaporeans and visitors. Photographs with historical notes and informal comments or anecdotes are given for some 180 of Singapore's well known or less-noticed buildings, monuments and sites. This is the hardcover version.
Eden's Adventure At The Forgotten Fort by Tan Hui-Yi Isabel; Erica Lauren Soong Et. Al
Eden thinks Labrador Park is going to be a boring place - a quiet, lonely and abandoned space. However, the more time she spends there, the more she wants to know. What creatures can grow in this forgotten glade? The park hides many untold stories, with its battered old guns blazing past victories and glories. With newfound friends, Eden sets off to explore, crossing hill and dale to reach sea and shore.
Walking In Great-Grandpa's Tracks by Beh Wei Chen; Teo Rui En Nicole Et. Al.
This is a story about the old railway line that ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands and then onwards to Malaysia. Ethan travels back in time, and goes on a magical journey with his great-grandfather, who was the Station Master at Bukit Timah Railway Station. Through his great-grandfather, Ethan learns about the history of the railway and the many creatures which have long called Singapore home. Ethan discovers that many of these animals, such as birds, butterflies, snakes and other insects, can still be found all around him.
Boar At My Door, A by Wo, Keith; Ailica Lee Et. Al.
In this book, we follow the journey of Finn - a young boy whose love for his beloved pet wild boar, Billy, led him to return it to its home in the forests. While they are rarely sighted today, wild boars are actually native to tropical Singapore. They were spotted around our island from as far back as the late 19th century. Journey with him as he tries to find his family, meeting awesome new friends and also a fearsome foe along his way.
Babel Via Negativa: Hybrid Scripting by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde
Babel Via Negativa is a collection of hybrid scripting, described by Lily Hoang as a "menagerie" with "tweets suspended in hypotaxis, an intertextual roundtable about the chicken that couldn't cross the road, and essays that smash poetics with Kon's distinctive transnational sass". Dive into the invented form of the asingbol, assorted poetic ruminations, lost acts of translation, or the five critical essays that speak of the ultimate limits of language - what it means to say and unsay. The book has also been described by Richard Collins as "a feast of juxtapositions" and "an impossibility of conversations".
Faith In Architecture: 50 Houses Of Worship In Singapore by Gul Inanc (Ed.)
Often we are not fully aware of the artistic, diverse and divine features of more than a thousand houses of worship, which surround us in this small, culturally diverse city-state. This semi-photobook is a humble attempt to give 50 of these sacred sands/stones the voice required to share their stories with us and for us to move a little closer to understanding and appreciating the art and culture of major faiths being practised both locally and globally. Complementing the reflections and photography in the book are astute sketches by renowned Singapore artist, Dr Ho Chee Lick.
Biodiversity: Nature Conservation In The Greening Of Singapore by
In a small city-state where land is considered a scarce resource, the tension between urban development and biodiversity conservation, which often involves protecting areas of forest from being cleared for development, has always been present. In recent years, the issue of biodiversity conservation has become more prominent in Singapore, both for the government and its citizens. This study documents the evolution of Singapore's biodiversity conservation efforts and the on-going paradigm shifts in biodiversity conservation as Singapore moves from a Garden City to a City in a Garden.
Sustainable Environment: Balancing Growth With The Environment by
In spite of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, Singapore has enjoyed a high quality 'Clean and Green' environment. This was achieved by maintaining an intricate balance between development and sustainability. Over time, the balancing act has turned into an economic advantage and a virtuous cycle. This study presents a historical account of the environmental and economic policy objectives, including the trade-offs required and the implementation of adaptive environmental policy to meet changing economic demands.
Housing: Turning Squatters Into Stakeholders by
An immediate task facing Singapore's first independent government was to fix the housing problem. The housing landscape in the post-war 1940s and 1950s was a melange of slums, overcrowding, unhygienic living conditions and a lack of decent accommodation. Singapore now boasts high standard of living with over 80 percent of Singapore's resident population living in public housing. How has Singapore managed this in a mere half-century? Drawing from first-hand interview material with urban pioneers and current practitioners, this study traces the evolution of Singapore's public housing story. Beyond the brick and mortar, it interweaves and fleshes out how Singapore has managed to use public housing policies to achieve wider social and nation building goals - to root an immigrant population and build a home-owning democracy; eradicate ethnic enclaves; meet the aspirations of Singapore's growing middle class; care for the less fortunate; and foster a sense of community.
Singapore In A Post-Kyoto World: Energy, Environment And The Economy by Tilak Doshi (Ed.)
Singapore had, by the 1980s, emerged as one of the world's great oil refining and trading centres. The city-state's policy-making went against the grain in much of its practice of economic development. It ensured that energy products were bought and sold in the domestic market at essentially global prices, in contrast to the common practice in developing countries of subsidizing energy fuels for social equity. The purpose of this book is two-fold. It is intended to introduce a host of energy-related discussions relevant to a wider group of readers who do not "do energy" for a living, yet are keenly interested in understanding the many complexities of modern industrial societies which need to balance economic, environmental, and security priorities of ordinary citizens. It is also meant to serve as an introductory assessment of key energy-related issues, with a particular relevance for small advanced countries such as Singapore.
Our Lives To Live: Putting A Woman's Face To Change In Singapore by Kanwaljit Soin; Margaret Thomas (Eds.)
This book explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years; how women, from all sectors of society, have helped to shape the Singapore we know today. The 31 chapters, some with a more academic slant, others with a distinctly personal tone, reflect the rich diversity and depth of women's contributions to Singapore's evolution in the last half century, and also point to the problematical areas that still need attention.
Singapore 2065: Leading Insights On Economy And Environment From 50 Singapore Icons And Beyond by Quah, Euston (Ed.)
This book adopts a forward-looking perspective, contemplating Singapore's distant future. It is a collection of key insights from 50 iconic individuals of Singapore and beyond, and contains reasoned arguments, speculations and visionary expectations of Singapore's future in 50 years' time. It discusses the distant future of Singapore's economy and the environment. Are there trends or scenarios common to the various discussions? If there are, how big would be the impact of some of these trends? What and how should the government respond to these projections, expectations and informed visions of tomorrow? In sum, what would Singapore's economy and environment be like in 2065? The book explores a range of possible answers to these questions and more.
Lee's Legacy by Chan, Fiona (Ed.)
Compiled for the first time in Lee's Legacy, this selection of incisive viewpoints displays a wide range of perspectives on Lee Kuan Yew's contributions to Singapore and beyond, spanning the sustainability and applicability of the "Singapore model" to Lee's influence on the policies of foreign countries. The result is a thought-provoking anthology that presents a balanced overview of the complex and far-reaching legacy of Lee Kuan Yew.