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Welcome Home: A Year Of Loving SingaporeWelcome Home: A Year Of Loving Singapore by Ng Koon Seng

Welcome Home: A Year of Loving Singapore is a book that invites the reader to explore, rediscover and reflect on Singapore and everything Singaporean. Over the course of 365 days, facts, personal anecdotes and vignettes of Singapore's history, heritage, economy, geography, arts and culture are presented in the format of a daily journal. The book is a co-creation of the collective memory and aspiration of the Singapore we love and one which we hope to achieve greater heights in the next 50 years.

Narrating Presence: Awakening From Cultural AmnesiaNarrating Presence: Awakening From Cultural Amnesia by Ibrahim, Azhar

In addition to celebrating the intellectual tradition of a past generation of Singaporean Malay thinkers, social and cultural activists, this series provides unique insights and perspectives into the lived-experience and collective memories of the Malay community in Singapore. This book investigates and raises questions on the background and social-historical conditionings that have shaped and coloured Malay thinking and world view, from the past to contemporary thought, through its literary heritage and letters.

Potret Puisi Melayu SingapuraPotret Puisi Melayu Singapura by Kamari, Isa

In addition to celebrating the intellectual tradition of a past generation of Singaporean Malay thinkers, social and cultural activists, this series provides unique insights and perspectives into the lived-experience and collective memories of the Malay community in Singapore. Written in Malay, this book features the works of 44 Singapore Malay poets, from the post-independence era to the present, and shows how the historical context, community and the individuality of the poet have given poetry written by Singaporean Malay writers its own distinctive identity.

Warm Nights, Deathless DaysWarm Nights, Deathless Days by Liew, Sonny

Warm Nights, Deathless Days: The Life of Georgette Chen is Eisner-nominated comic artist Sonny Liew's response to the legacy of one of Singapore's most prominent pioneer artists Georgette Chen (1906-1993). The result is a moving portrait of Chen's life, thoughts, and dreams, a charming chronicle of her days as a precocious young painter to her winning of Singapore's prestigious Cultural Medallion in 1982. Richly illustrated in a soft, milky palette, the comic captures the quiet space of art and friendship that Chen sheltered amid a turbulent backdrop of political turmoil and personal hardship.

Xxii Or Twenty-TwoXxii Or Twenty-Two by Yang, Joshua

Exploring the theme of time, memories and relations between persons and their surroundings, Joshua Yang composes a script made up of excerpts from found writings by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Zizek, Georg Lukacs, Ricardo Piglia and Jorge Luis Borges amongst others and invites the reader to recreate in her mind, the experience of entering an exhibition of paintings from a particular scene in space and time, gradually uncovering the mystery behind the numerous paintings of those two figures in an indistinct landscape.

Payday Loans: Poems By Jee Leong Koh by Koh Jee Leong

Warning: in 2006 the Singapore government banned the reading of Koh's poem "Come on, straight boy, and make gay love with me." That poem is now available, with 29 other sonnets, in a beautiful new edition by Math Paper Press, which includes an interview with Jee Leong Koh, and a new preface by Joshua Ip. Don't read this book if you do not wish to have sex with your sex. Don't read this book if you do.

Stranger's Stranger, The by Ong, Terry; John Clang

"For several years, Mani Rao has been cutting her own fiercely singular path through the thickets of our language; with each new book her compositional values become both more light and more precise, and her gestures - for this is a poetry of intense ellipsis - more sure, more instantaneous, more stunning." ~ Vivek Narayanan"

Urban Sketchers Singapore by

This inaugural compendium of sketches documents the escapades of the locally based Urban Sketchers Singapore group while reflecting on urban context and city planning through the eyes of a diverse group of artists and sketch hobbyists. Anchored by the work of the earliest members, the book aims to represent the island city-state through a varied selection of sketches that show off the wide spectrum of skill, techniques and experience found amongst the urban sketchers of Singapore.

Echolocation by Mani Rao

"For several years, Mani Rao has been cutting her own fiercely singular path through the thickets of our language; with each new book her compositional values become both more light and more precise, and her gestures - for this is a poetry of intense ellipsis - more sure, more instantaneous, more stunning." ~ Vivek Narayanan

I Didn't Know Mani Was A Conceptualist by Kon, Desmond; Zhicheng-Minde

"Here is a book few of us think a Singaporean could write! For proof, pick it up and read almost any section/para.... and believe me, you will be astounded! Kon is a consummate artist here, weaving strands of knowledge, wisdom, humor so porously that as readers we are left baffled but wiser, perhaps even sadder. I don't know how best to describe this book - perhaps the word *fable* might well do the trick! Like the wizards of old, he weaves magic into words seamlessly making us marvel and wonder. This is a book all educated men and women will find thoroughly rewarding and refreshing. A damn good read!" ~ Kirpal Singh, author of Thinking Hats & Colored Turbans

Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The: Three Banned Plays by Elangovan

This book contains 3 of Elangovan's plays - Talaq (1999), Smegma (2006) and Stoma (2013).

Art Studio by Yeng Pway Ngon; Goh Beng Choo Et Al (Trans.)

Singapore, 1980s. Amid the tumult of political promise and upheaval, Yan Pei and his students struggle to pursue art in a rented studio. Yan Pei, a penniless artist, sacrifices more than his marriage to perfect his craft. His student Si Xian makes an irrevocable decision after Ning Fang, the subject of his unrequited love, leaves him for India. Jian Xiong gives up art - and his humanity - when communist politics force him to flee into the Malayan jungle. A story of disparate paths crossing continents over the span of forty years after Singapore's independence, Art Studio is a stirring meditation on art, politics and memory.

Wayang At Eight Milestone, The: Stories & EssaysWayang At Eight Milestone, The: Stories & Essays by Nalpon, Gregory

Gregory Nalpon was born in 1938 in Singapore. He embarked on a variety of peripatetic careers: disc jockey, journalist, trade unionist, and "gentleman of leisure". During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote numerous stories, essays, plays and novels. His short story, "The Rose and the Silver Key" was studied by thousands of Singaporean secondary school students. With his sudden death in 1978 at the age of forty, the majority of his writings remained unpublished for over thirty years. This long overdue collection gathers together sixteen of Gregory Nalpon's short stories, eleven of his essays and a selection of his sketches of life in coffee shops, hawker stalls and samshu shops. Through his writing, Nalpon poignantly records a lost, rich world: the colourful, exciting and sometimes perilous Singapore of half a century ago.

TroublemakerTroublemaker by Henson, Bertha

Troublemaker is a collection of Bertha Henson's columns from her blog, Bertha Harian, as well as the now defunct Breakfast Network. They represent her take on the news of the day, spanning political and social happenings in Singapore from the middle of 2012. Sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious, Bertha brings her own inimitable style to news commentary, raising questions and zooming in on issues that concern the citizenry.

Today I Am (Malay)Today I Am (Malay) by Mies Van Hout

Clear, strong lines, and radiant colours that seem to smile at the reader characterise Mies van Hout's drawings. In "Today I Am" Mies shows all the emotions a young child encounters. Each double page spread is devoted to one fish showing a particular emotion, along with its name in lettering that expresses the same feeling. This is the Malay edition.

Today I Am (Chinese)Today I Am (Chinese) by Mies Van Hout

Clear, strong lines, and radiant colours that seem to smile at the reader characterise Mies van Hout's drawings. In "Today I Am" Mies shows all the emotions a young child encounters. Each double page spread is devoted to one fish showing a particular emotion, along with its name in lettering that expresses the same feeling. This is the Chinese edition.

Mechanic Leigh: Growing Up In The 1960SMechanic Leigh: Growing Up In The 1960S by Alagan, Eric

Mechanic Leigh, recounts the tales of a precocious boy growing up in the 1960s. He is writing his memoirs - memories, as he calls them - with my help, the Ghost Writer. With a glib tongue and a sharp mind, Leigh embellishes his tales and creates a more acceptable world with himself as the star. As Leigh, living in his past, relates the stories, he engages me in the present. We banter, argue and laugh, crossing the time zones with seamless and boisterous ease. The dialogue is in script format and each episode is a standalone with a fine thread connecting and propelling the stories.

Performance Appraisal: A Scorecard Model For Staff EvaluationPerformance Appraisal: A Scorecard Model For Staff Evaluation by Alagan, Eric

Performance appraisals have obvious benefits, but everyone hates them - appraisers and appraised. Teamwork determines results, but most models review performance at an individual level. Traditional appraisal models are targeted at line functions (such as sales and production), but are poor at staff functions (such as human resource and finance). This book provides a scorecard model that will solve these issues.

Human Capital Growth Model: Build Best-In-Class TeamsHuman Capital Growth Model: Build Best-In-Class Teams by Alagan, Eric

How do you grow your talent pool? How do we measure pro activity or indeed, any subjective character traits - the traits that differentiate the winners from the starters? Established business-book author and consultant Eric Alagan takes his readers by the hand to develop a Human Capital Growth Model to help build Best-in-Class teams. The book is lean on theory, and rich on doing and getting things done. For the busy business owner and manager.