Singapore Business Gurus 2013: The First Chair Success Stories From Entrepreneurs Who Made It Happen by Dove, Angela; Jeff R. Cuellar (Eds.)
The First Chair features the success stories of 30 entrepreneurs from 30 different industries in Singapore. It is packed with valuable experiences and tips on starting and building businesses, and will be a source of inspiration for young adults and aspiring entrepreneurs. Featured entrepreneurs include: Jean Soh of Aamor; Mohd Nor of Amani Weddings; J.S. Gill of Gill Capital; Eldwin Chua of Paradise Group; Vincent Ng of R.J. Crocker Consultants; and others.
Convergence by Tay Wei Leng
Comprising 65 images, Convergence is an intimate look at segments of the Chinese community in Singapore and Malaysia. This book questions and records the changes current generations experience as they grow increasingly distant from their grandparents’ homeland, as attitudes and values shift with each generation. It also looks at how this Chinese community has evolved with characteristics shaped by the co-dependent history, and social landscapes particular to Singapore and Malaysia. Convergence explores the ways of life and relationships of these people and reflects the ideas of race, heritage and language that are ingrained in the community.
Where I Was: A Memoir From The Margins by Singam, Constance
Where I Was is a rich, entertaining and compelling account of the life of an extraordinary woman. In a land of many cultures, many races, many religions; in a state where politics and public policies impinge, sometimes callously, on the daily lives of its denizens, Constance Singam is an individual marginalised many times over by her status as a woman, an Indian, a widow and a civil society activist. Through humorous and moving accouts, Constance captures in words the images of the people, places and events that are the source of her most powerful memories. These images are connected to key turning points in her personal journey, set against or within the context of important historical events.
Xin Jia Po Fujian Xi Ji Shi (Collector's Edition) by Koh Eng Soon
This is a compilation of photographs and press clippings on Singapore's Hokkien opera performances, both on stage and on television. There is also a list of important performances and write-ups on important events. In Chinese. This is the collector's edition, with colour photos.
Xin Jia Po Fujian Xi Ji Shi (Black & White Photos) by
This is a compilation of photographs and press clippings on Singapore's Hokkien opera performances, both on stage and on television. There is also a list of important performances and write-ups on important events. In Chinese.
Religion And Governance For Social Harmony In Singapore: A Christian Reflection by Poon, Michael Nai-Chiu
How is the Singaporean society possible? This is a key question Singaporeans – new and old – need to face together, for the sake of their common home and nation.
The Clock Tower Story: The Beginnings Of Charismatic Renewals In Singapore by Michael Nai-Chiu Poon (Ed.); Malcolm Tan (Ed.)
The outpouring of the Spirit on some Anglo-Chinese School students in 1972 was the beginning of the charismatic movement in Singapore. It was arguably an unexpected
Men In White: The Untold Story Of Singapore's Ruling Political Party (Chinese Edition) by
This is the Chinese edition of Men in White, the inside story of one of the world's most successful political parties, the People's Action Party (PAP). Based on more than 300 interviews and 200 oral history interviews conducted in Singapore and the region, the story is woven together by three Straits Times writers. The result is a dramatic account of PAP - warts, blemishes and all - and of the pivotal moments in its history which changed Singapore forever. Narrated in three parts, the story is told in a journalistic mode and enlivened with anecdotes, quotes and stories of human interest. Part One tells how Lee Kuan Yew, a Cambridge-educated lawyer, and his anglicised associates collaborated with radical Chinese-speaking trade unionists to drive out the British colonialists and how they fought each other. It also chronicles the party's clash with the ruling UMNO which led eventually to separation from Malaysia. Part Two captures the agonies of leadership renewal and charts the ascent of Goh Chok Tong, who succeeded Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore's second Prime Minister. It ends with Lee Hsien Loong taking over from Goh in 2004. Part Three wraps up the PAP story by delving into the key principles that characterise Singapore governance and concludes with the intriguing poser: will PAP outlive Lee Kuan Yew?
Kiki's 3-Minute Mysteries by Tang M.L.
How do you tell when someone is not telling the truth? How do you figure out why something weird happens? Join Kiki as he solves 18 little mysteries. Young readers will be able to use their own analytical skills to solve the mysteries themselves. Parents can read these short mysteries with their children and compete to see who can solve the mysteries first.
President's Young Talents 2013, The by
Inaugurated by the Singapore Art Museum in 2001, the President's Young Talents is Singapore's premier commissioning exhibition, featuring the island's most promising artists under the age of 35. Selected by an independent curatorial committee of local art professionals, this year's PYT features new commissions from Boo Junfeng, Liao Jiekai, Zaki Razak, Grace Tan, Ryf Zaini and Robert Zhao Renhui. The catalogue features a dedicated section for each of the six artists, including curatorial essays and artist interviews, as well as showcasing previous works and the new PYT 2013 commission, offering a comprehensive overview and insight into the art-making processes of some of Singapore's most talented contemporary artists today.
Amber Road by Anderson, Boyd
It's 1941 and 17-year-old Victoria Khoo, daughter of a wealthy Straits Chinese family, lives in luxury in colonial Singapore. Her carefree days are spent fantasising about marrying Sebastian Boustead, scion of a great British merchant family, and becoming mistress of his imposing mansion on Amber Road. Not even Sebastian's arrival from London with his new fiancée, Elizabeth Nightingale, can dampen her dreams …
Then the war reaches Asia. First Malaya falls to the Japanese then 'Fortress Singapore' abruptly surrenders. As the inhabitants are deserted by Britain, Victoria is forced to protect both her family and her rival, Elizabeth, from the cruelty of the occupation. Victoria's old life has vanished in a heartbeat - but nothing and no one will stand in the way of her destiny. Not the war. Not Elizabeth. And certainly not Joe Spencer, the charismatic Australian who both charms and infuriates her at every turn . . .
With intrigue, romance and suspense, Amber Road tells an epic story of one woman's indomitable spirit against the backdrop of a world at war.
English Concubine, The: Passion And Power In 1860'S Singapore by Farnham, Dawn
In the fourth and final volume of the The Straits Quartet, Charlotte Macleod is the English concubine. Her love affair with Zhen, wealthy Chinese merchant, is an open scandal to both the English and the Chinese communities.
Singapore in 1860 is a vice-ridden town filled "with the dregs of humanity from two continents". Opium makes up half of the British Empire's trade in the East and, from Singapore, the Chinese triads control the vast distribution of chandu, the refined opium, which is spread through the south seas. Turf wars are fought on the high seas and on the streets of Chinatown to control the mighty profits of this trade. The colonial government, impoverished and ineffectual, can do nothing about it. Only the Chinese godfather, the Lord of the Kongsi, has that power through his control of the coolie, prostitute and opium trade.
When Zhen is forced to become the godfather of the Kongsi, cracks appear in Charlotte's world and when Alexander, her son, unaware of his true paternity, arrives from Scotland and begins a secret and incestuous affair with his own half sister, it explodes.
Opium, murder, incest, suicide, passion and love. A heady combination in the sin city of the south seas.
Behind The Camera: Personal Recollections Of Contemporary Singapore Cinema by
Behind the Camera is a snapshot of the contemporary Singapore film industry through the personal stories and photos of some of its most talented creatives, including Boo Junfeng, Chai Yeewei, Djinn Glen Goei, Colin Goh & Woo Yen Yen, Wahyuni A. Hadi, Eric Khoo, Adrian Pang, Jack Neo and others.
Reflect/ Refract: Essays On Photography In Singapore by Toh, Charmaine; Cyril Wong (Eds.)
This inaugural issue of Reflect / Refract: Essays On Photography In Singapore includes essays from Lee Weng Choy, Charmaine Toh, Yeo Wei Wei and Bridget Tracy Tan among others. The series aims to compile and put forward writings on photography over a range of concerns: the politics of representation, visual performativity and fiction, documentation and documentary etc.
Lee Kuan Yew: The Critical Years (1971-1978) by Josey, Alex
Facsimile softback of the 1980 second volume of Alex Josey's almost blow-by-blow account of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's crucial and eventful political and public career 1971-78. Black-and-white photographs and verbatim quotations highlight many of the crucial issues of the time, and make clear the steadfast, even implacable faith Lee Kuan Yew had for Singapore's independent future. Index.
From The Blue Windows: Recollections Of Life In Queenstown, Singapore, In The 1960S And 1970S by Tan Kok Yang
This thoughtful memoir offers descriptions of the author's life and upbringing in Queenstown in the 1960s and 70s. It highlights some almost-forgotten issues and patterns of family life in times past as well as some nostalgia for the early low-rise public housing which has now largely been replaced. Black-and-white photographs.
Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story by Haseltine, William A.
This systematic account of Singapore's healthcare by a US specialist in medical science and healthcare. It is clearly set out and makes clear how the challenge of financing, public health and individual patient care are being met, so that now Singapore ranks 6th in the world for heathcare while spending proportionally less than others high-income countries. Summaries, graphics, and charts contribute to easy comprehension. Some unresolved issues, such as increasing obesity and the provision of diabetes care, are highlighted but the general conclusions are congratulatory. In the Appendix, the Ministry of Health answers searching questions on the methods, adequacy and workings of the healthcare system. Bibliography and index.
Viva! Life Illuminated by Yeo, Adeline
ViVa! spotlights 50 of Singaporean visual artist and author Adeline Yeo's most exciting art pieces, embracing the trinity of life - love, joy and faith - and accompanied by captivating poems and writings that express her inner thoughts and life perspectives. This stunning, hard-cover coffee-table book is set to enthral readers with its eclectic, adventurous collection of contemporary works, fused with earnest literary works, and subtly encapsulated in each of the 100 pages.
Sambal Days, Kampong Cuisine (Singapore Memories) by Aziza Ali
This is a gastronomic memoir, not a recipe book. The author, the creator of a high-end Malay restaurant in Singapore, delights in sharing her early experiences of the food dimensions she enjoyed in her parents' home in Radin Mas in 1950s Singapore. The reader can share some of the aromas of memory - and also perhaps pick up a few hints for their own kitchen.
Nyonya Mosaic: Memoirs Of A Peranakan Childhood by William Gwee Thian Hock
Set in Singapore in the 1910s, A Nyonya Mosaic is the story of young girl growing up in a slowly changing world.
William Gwee Thian Hock relates the childhood impressions of his Nyonya mother through her own eyes - the scenes of happiness, birthdays and weddings; and the inevitable disease and death; the childish passions and fears woven through the mosaic of a strict and sometimes unrelenting culture; as intricate and as colourful in its every detail.
Much in the foreground is the family, her matriarchal grandmother, her dogmatic father and her siblings, all with their own stories, but always bonded by their love, their beliefs and superstitions. Illustrated with photographs from the family archive, A Nyonya Mosaic is not merely a chronicle of a passing culture. These are the precious memories of one who loves it.