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Eatsingapore 2016Eatsingapore 2016 by Chuah, Bethany

The EAT concept originated in Sweden and is now published in 16 cities around the world. EATSingapore features 12 lovingly curated restaurants in an exclusive and limited edition book that fits into a handbag. As holder of the book you will receive one of two main courses free for a table for two at each restaurant. The list of dining establishments include Bincho, BoCHINche, El Mero Mero, Kilo, Long Chim, Luxe, Oso, Saha and several others. At the end of the evening the chef or GM will sign the book to validate your visit and make the experience unique and exclusive. A new limited edition will be printed each year with the latest dining discoveries. Not only does each book become a collectible keepsake, it is also a trace of the year's gastronomic adventures.

Wu Guanzhong: Beauty Beyond FormWu Guanzhong: Beauty Beyond Form by Low Sze Wee (Ed.)

A master of contemporary Chinese art, Wu Guanzhong is celebrated for his distinctive synergy of Western oil painting and Chinese ink aesthetics, as well as his modernisation of Chinese ink painting. This catalogue accompanies the National Gallery Singapore's exhibition that showcases Wu's oeuvre over five decades, and inaugurates the permanent gallery dedicated to the artist. Accompanying essays within expand upon themes of the exhibition, and offer insight into Wu's beliefs in relation to the function of art.

Memories Of Chinatown by Lowe-Ismail, Geraldene

Memories of Chinatown is a Singapore classic and is now republished with a new visual interpretation by watercolour artist Graham Byfield. Both a memoir and a narrative guide to the vibrant spirit of a bygone Singapore, it is written by much loved "walking treasure" and heritage tour pioneer Geraldene Lowe-Ismail. Blessed with a rich trove of stories and personal knowledge stretching over 50 years, Geraldene delivers a unique insight into the glory and past of one of Southeast Asia's truly original Chinatowns. For anyone interested in heritage architecture and culture, this is a fascinating read.

President's Young Talents 2015President's Young Talents 2015 by

The President's young Talents exhibition and award series is Singapore's premier mentoring and commissioning programme. Inaugurated by the Singapore Art Museum in 2001, it recognises young Singaporean artists whose practices chart new dimensions in contemporary art. The 2015 President's Young Talents is the series' sixth edition, and features new commissions from Ang Song Ming, Bani Haykal, Ezzam Rahman, Loo Zihan and Ong Kian Peng. Coinciding with Singapore's 50th year of independence, the exhibition celebrates artistic innovation and the pioneering spirit of contemporary art. The catalogue features a dedicated section for each of the five finalists; it includes interviews, mentors' perspectives and a curatorial essay, as well as showcasing both the artists' past works and their new commissions, offering a comprehensive overview of, and insight into, the practice of Singapore's most exciting and visionary young artists.

Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art CollectionArt.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection by Helfer, Richard (Ed.)

This is a book about the unique and intuitive process of creating an art collection. It chronicles a three-year journey - from genesis of vision to the reality - of conceptualising and commissioning a rich collection. Over 700 original two- and three-dimensional abstract and contemporary artworks, 90 percent of them specifically commissioned for spaces where they have been installed, are by established and emerging artists from Greater Asia. Art. Lifestyle. Environment bears testament of the daring endeavour of The Farrer Park Company to present the possibility of how art can infuse style and life into a space.

Dutybound: A Singapore War Hero Remembered by Miller, David

This is a true story of a young police inspector, Halford Boudewyn, who joins an Allied spy ring in Occupied Singapore during World War II. His mission - smuggle classified documents out from a POW camp to prevent another major invasion by the Imperial Japanese Army. Now for the first time, his complete story can be told in his own words.

Memories And Musings: Wan Hussin ZoohriMemories And Musings: Wan Hussin Zoohri by

This memoir by former Singapore Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri tells about his early life in the kampong and how he had to sell kueh to survive. After becoming a teacher, he was awarded a schoarship to study at Oxford University. After teaching, he entered politics and became a PAP Member of Parliament. He talks about his unexpected entry into politics and his thoughts on a range of policies.

Eurasian Collection, TheEurasian Collection, The by

In celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday, the Eurasian Association published "The Eurasian Collection", a compilation of artefacts and family heirlooms, some more than 100 years old, displayed at the Eurasian Heritage Centre. Each item has its own symbolism, sharing Eurasian history, traditions and culture. Under the categories of family & home, jewellery & apparel, sports & music, religion, wedding and World War Two, this book features items such as household ornaments, kitchenware, pottery, old photos, books, traditional clothes, toys, jewellery and accessories, sports equipment, musical instruments, religious and wedding items, as well as documents, medals and swords from WWII.

Infectious Diseases And Singapore: Past, Present, And FutureInfectious Diseases And Singapore: Past, Present, And Future by Hsu Li Yang; Vincent Pang Junxiong

Singapore is a young nation at the crossroads of Asia and consistently faces the threat of infectious diseases. The infectious disease threats have changed with the times-it began with malaria, cholera and plague during the earliest days of the Straits Settlements; to vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio and smallpox; and now modern scourges including HIV, SARS, pandemic influenza, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Singapore has accomplished much to control and overcome the threat of infectious diseases. The collected stories and records in this volume provides and account of how Singapore's heathcare system has contributed to global and regional health and how hard-won is the protection from infectious diseases that we take for granted today.

Piano Pedagogy: The AnswersPiano Pedagogy: The Answers by Chia, Dorothy

Dorothy Chia has provided model answers to her previous book, Piano Pedagogy-The Questions. This will be an excellent guide book to all piano teachers serious about their private piano teaching. It also serves as a good reference material for young candidates working towards taking the Diploma in Piano Teaching exam.

Piano Pedagogy: The QuestionsPiano Pedagogy: The Questions by Chia, Dorothy

This is an excellent guide book to all piano teachers serious about their private piano teaching. It also serves as a good reference material for young candidates working towards taking the Diploma in Piano Teaching exam.

Wai Hui Gong Lue Zhi Du Hu Jiu Jian (Forex Strategies Beyond The Swords)Wai Hui Gong Lue Zhi Du Hu Jiu Jian (Forex Strategies Beyond The Swords) by Gi, Jeffrey

This book, in Chinese, addresses two aspecsts of Forex trading: trading strategies and psychological investment bias. It aims to provide a comprehensive overview of offensive and defensive trading concepts, and to allow the reader to understand the nature of mental errors, and how emotions, fear and greed can twist the original judgment and decision making. This book also introduces price action trading tools that are suitable for beginners.

Boo Sze Yang: Forever At Crossroads Conversations With The WorldBoo Sze Yang: Forever At Crossroads Conversations With The World by Wong Shu Yun

Boo Sze Yang, born in Singapore in 1965 has devoted his life to painting. His works have travelled the world in both solo and group exhibitions to Asia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. This first monograph on the artist documents his work from 1995 to 2014. It includes biographical details and a survey of his oeuvre. Essays by Kwok Kian Chow, Michael Lee, Seng Yu Jin, Ian Woo and Wong Shu Yan meditate on Boo's artistic expressions and preoccupations.

Singapore: A Portrait In DiversitySingapore: A Portrait In Diversity by Soper, Tom

Singapore is a melting pot of nations: people from all over the world come to this small island to live and work. Tom Soper captures 50 stunning portraits of people from 50 different countries, where they and Soper share their thoughts and feelings about Singapore, their home countries, photography and portraiture. A beautiful parting gift to the city-state on her 50th birthday, Singapore: A Portrait In Diversity is a photography project celebrating the incredible diversity within this pulsing, red dot.

Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, TheArt Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, The by Liew, Sonny

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a biography showcasing the life and work of Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan's work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore. Containing Chan's original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.

Making Of National Gallery Singapore, TheMaking Of National Gallery Singapore, The by Ang, Pauline Et Al

The National Gallery Singapore is one of the largest art institutions in the region. The buildings of the Gallery are themselves works of art, rich with culture and heritage. Housed in the City Hall and former Supreme Court, the Gallery was developed over a period of 10 years, including painstaking restoration and conservation of the two buildings. This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the making of the Gallery.

Seasons - Lim Yew KuanSeasons - Lim Yew Kuan by Tan, Bridget Tracy

Lim Yew Kuan's early paintings offer a rare glimpse into an archive of his unpublished earlier works, unfolding aspects of his training, practice and travels around Southeast Asia and the world. They open up to viewers Lim's personal development, change and culmination of experience as an artist, traced across 60 years of artistic practice. Of the works created during the art residency in Paris, Lim offers a fresh perspective for how his painting and vision have matured thus far. At 87 years, Lim Yew Kuan remains inspired, interested and involved. He is a consummate artist. His desire to keep developing his practice is telling of his perseverance as an exemplar, a key icon who continues to contribute to and expand the national canon.

Singpowrimo 2015: The AnthologySingpowrimo 2015: The Anthology by Yam, Darryl Qilin; J A Champion & J. Ip (Eds.)

Singapore Poetry Writing Month, or as we affectionately call it, SingPoWriMo. Write one poem a day for thirty days in the cruel month of April: that was the challenge we gave the Internet a year ago. This anthology brings together the best of the hundreds of poems that were submitted in 2015, with verses written in response to I've- woken-up- in-Bishan-Park-but-it's-3am scenarios, to impromptu poems written about desire in dark places. In the spirit of community, we are proud to feature first-time poets beside established ones, and poems written in code-speak beside the recently-revived form of the empat perkataan.

Deeds Of LightDeeds Of Light by Tse Hao Guang

The city is a prism through which ordinary life, at first a seeming undifferentiated white, splits into its constituent colours. In Deeds of Light, words are prisms through which experiences are revealed. Belying a desire to make new and bright the usual ways of talking about place and belonging, these poems in both form and content navigate the myriad ways in which the sound of speech and the habits of culture interact and assert themselves.

Unnatural SelectionUnnatural Selection by Bryant, Shelly

Across the story that unfolds in Unnatural Selection, Shelly Bryant pursues many of the impulses that speculative literature typically seeks to accomplish, along with the themes they explore. Her poetry has been described as 'a puzzle', 'thoughtful' and 'nuanced', which is able to 'work with the nature of humanity' and 'confront the human experience.' While all of this is certainly true, the secret ingredient is the sense of intelligent mischief that knits each poem together.