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Take Control Of Your Sales Now! Building Your Sales Pipeline In The 21St CenturyTake Control Of Your Sales Now! Building Your Sales Pipeline In The 21St Century by Yeo, Norman

Take Control of Your Sales Now! is a book about Lead Generation in the new age. The techniques shared by Norman in this book are from actual experiences. Norman shares his proven process, having worked with multiple clients in growing their businesses. Business owners who are serious about the growth about their businesses need to take control of their sales and scale quickly, and this book provides effective advice and tips.

Same But Different: A Legal Guidebook For Lgbt Couples & Families In SingaporeSame But Different: A Legal Guidebook For Lgbt Couples & Families In Singapore by Rajeswari, Indulekshmi

This is a legal guidebook for LGBT families, focusing on Singapore's unique legal landscape and challenges. It does not aim to replace legal advice or work rendered by practicing lawyers, but simply provide a starting point. It is written in a layman-friendly manner, to break down complex legal concepts and nuances for the layman. The guide covers: Marriage & Cohabitation Contracts, Property & Finances, Wills & Inheritance, Medical Decisions, Children, and Miscellaneous topics such as sexual assault and domestic abuse.

League Of AngelsLeague Of Angels by Tan, Thomas

They said that God didn't exist. They said that the time for religion was over. If mankind was to progress, the human race had to be purged of superstitions. Like everyone else, Chelsea Shields believed the Lumen Corporation, even when they hunted the faithful to extinction. But the grisly death of her brother was about to change all that. Freed from bondage and forced on the run, her only hope for salvation lies with three mysterious priests known as the Archangels. League Of Angels is an adrenaline-pumping ride into the supernatural, combining heart-stopping action with mystical folklore and facts, truth and fiction to create a compelling tale of loyalty, faith, courage, and sacrifice.

South East Asia Spaces Of The Curatorial Raume Des KuratorischenSouth East Asia Spaces Of The Curatorial Raume Des Kuratorischen by Ute Meta Bauer; Brigitte Oetker (Eds.)

The curatorial challenges of working in Southeast Asia are explored in the new Jahresring journal, an annual series of interdisciplinary, discursive readers. Southeast Asia is experiencing accelerated global visibility and strong nation- and institution-building. Given this dynamic, how do curators engage with the intricacies of each place? How do they respond to the specificities of a location in the context of the international art world? The diversity of voices in this issue mirrors the complexity of the region itself: its various curatorial spaces, infrastructures and political systems. What emerges is a highly diverse art system that shifts away from traditional formats to embrace new or alternative platforms from symposia to fieldwork with the aim of emphasizing curating as a process of critical thinking that goes beyond presentations and representations. Featured contributors include Ute Meta Bauer, Zoe Butt, Kevin Chua, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Tony Godfrey, Yin Ker, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Seng Yu Jin, Simon Soon, Nora A. Taylor David Teh.

Becoming PalmBecoming Palm by Gill, Simryn; Michael Taussig

Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig, addressing the complexities of palm oil and "the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders" (Taussig) in two disparate geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

Turkey-Singapore Relations: Building A Smart Strategic PartnershipTurkey-Singapore Relations: Building A Smart Strategic Partnership by Yildirim, Binali

The Singapore Lecture is designed to provide an opportunity for distinguished statesmen and leaders of thought and knowledge to reach a wider audience in Singapore. The 41st Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Excellency Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, on 21 August 2017 under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore.

Local Encounters In A Global City: Singapore StoriesLocal Encounters In A Global City: Singapore Stories by Paul, Anju Mary (Ed.)

What is the impact of a constant flow of people and capital in one of the most globalised cities in the world? In this collection of essays, the authors pursue an ethnographic approach to globalization, and while they were informed by official statistics and social theory, they relied mostly on first-hand observations of life and experiences in Singapore. From iconic Singapore locations like the Botanic Gardens, Raffles Place and ION Orchard Shopping Mall to the seamier side of globalisation in the red-light district of Geylang and disused factories housing migrant workers, the authors relate their narratives in telling details and street insights. There is no single position for or against globalisation in this collection. The diverse views show the complex effects of global capital and labour flows on the culture and cityscape of Singapore at a time when sustained challenges are emerging to the global economic and political order of a past generation.

Why You Should Fail: Practical Wisdom From Twenty-Three Of Singapore's Top EntrepreneursWhy You Should Fail: Practical Wisdom From Twenty-Three Of Singapore's Top Entrepreneurs by Ng, Vincent; Grace Lin

Learn the exact business strategies that helped 23 of Singapore's best and brightest entrepreneurs start and grow their companies to the multi-million empires they are today. From crafting a winning investment pitch to unleashing a consistent stream of customers, this is a book packed with tons of real life examples in every area you need to build a profitable company that lasts.

What Happened: Poems 1997-2017What Happened: Poems 1997-2017 by Pang, Alvin

This volume of selected poems surveys Alvin Pang's oeuvre over the past two decades, and includes significant new, previously unpublished material. Singapore's 2005 Young Artist of the Year for Literature, Alvin Pang is active internationally as a poet, writer, editor, and translator. He has authored over a dozen books, including several anthologies of Singaporean literature. His poetry has been published worldwide in more than 20 language.

Poems For The Sound Of The Sky Before ThunderPoems For The Sound Of The Sky Before Thunder by Topaz Winter

poems for the sound of the sky before thunder is a collection that tiptoes the infinitely blurred lines between hurting, hoping, & healing. It speaks of sleepless nights & softened tongues, telling a story dreaming & bone-bright & out of focus in the rain. These poems are only as much for losing as they are for finding, only as much for despair as they are for the light scattered within it, only as much for leaving as they are for finally coming home.

Infinite Library And Other Stories, TheInfinite Library And Other Stories, The by Ocampo, Victor Fernando R.

A boy creates monsters from nanotech clay and programs them by reciting stories. A young woman finds the secret to save their doomed generation ship inside a children's primer. Residents of Bukit Batok face a slow-motion disaster that threatens to turn them into living mathematical equations. Three Filipino siblings enter a black hole to save humanity from an enemy that uses words as weapons. The seventeen stories in this loosely-connected collection push the limits of form and trope, from realism to genre and experimental fiction. All speak of the unease of being between two worlds, of not quite fitting in, and also of the comfort of words and books, which illuminate our way through the darkness.

Regrettable Things That Happened YesterdayRegrettable Things That Happened Yesterday by Durai, Jennani

A teenager discovers his grandfather's secret identity only after his death. A young immigrant to 1940s Singapore is convinced the end-times are nigh. A man is tasked with bringing the corpse of his estranged brother home from Phuket. A reporter is torn between doing her a job and respecting her friend's privacy. From obituaries and job ads to crime reports and horoscopes, Regrettable Things That Happened Yesterday is a collection of ten short stories connected by the motif of newspapers, and the unexpected ways they end up affecting our lives.

Living In Babel: Singapore Literature In TranslationLiving In Babel: Singapore Literature In Translation by Tan Dan Feng (Ed.)

Botak. Yau siew. Akka. Baris sedia. Singaporeans are bombarded every day by a babel of voices speaking different languages. The multilingual marrow of the island both binds and divides her people. The literatures of the four main language communities in Singapore reflect not just their individual realities but also the shared experience of living on an island of many tongues. This collection features some of the best Singapore writers in Chinese, Malay, and Tamil, ranging from national treasures such as Mohamed Latiff Mohamed and Yeng Pway Ngon to emerging talents such as Tang Jui Piow and Elancharan Gunasekaran. Translated into English for the first time, these works provide a rare and valuable glimpse into the island’s rich non-Anglophone worlds. A Hakka girl goes on a prata adventure in her housing estate. An old fisherman ponders his future life in an HDB flat. A villager covets the organs of a black panther so he can father an heir. A housewife tosses a pistol into Rochor Canal in the middle of the night. Poignant, humorous, occasionally heart-breaking, these literary gems present Singapore in all her multicultural colour.

Birthday Book 2017, The: What Should We Never Forget?Birthday Book 2017, The: What Should We Never Forget? by Pakir, Sheila; Malminderjit Singh (Eds.)

An annual publication, The Birthday Book examines emerging challenges and opportunities for Singapore, based on a selected prompt. The number of writers each year matches Singapore's age-52 for 2017, 53 for 2018, and so on. This edition presents 52 responses to "What Should We Never Forget?" The contributors have drawn from personal encounters, academic and professional experiences, and cornerstone values in their lives. Read their stories for a glimpse of our nation's spirit-mortal, vulnerable, restless, resilient, and aspirational. What's your response?

Non-Existent Lover And Other Stories, TheNon-Existent Lover And Other Stories, The by Yeng Pway Ngon; Goh Beng Choo (Trans.)

Featuring a selection of short stories written between the 1960s and 2000, this collection charts Yeng Pway Ngon's evolution in subject matter and style over time. The earlier stories, written at a time when Yeng was known for his modernist poetry, exude solitude and melancholy, and deal with themes such as the wanton rebelliousness of youth, or the poet's shuttling between death and dream. From the 1970s onwards, he turned his attention to societal concerns- depicting a lonely writer who falls in love with one of his own characters, an unhappy man yearning for life abroad who ends up in a mental hospital, an unemployed man who finds joy in his friendship with a white bird, and another, who worries that he might turn into a flower.

10 Inspiring Fathers: Inspirational Stories Of Love And Sacrifice Of Everyday Fathers (In English And Malay)10 Inspiring Fathers: Inspirational Stories Of Love And Sacrifice Of Everyday Fathers (In English And Malay) by Sawi, Norman

10 Inspiring Fathers: Inspirational Stories of Love and Sacrifice of Everyday Fathers is a bilingual book containing 10 inspiring stories from fathers who, in their own unique ways, have made the lives of their children and those around them better. Written in both English and Malay, the book includes stories from everyday fathers as well as prominent members of the Singapore Malay community, such as former Cathay head honcho turned grassroots man Suhaimi Rafdi. It also showcases valuable insights from Singapore's Mufti, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram. Through the stories of these 10 fathers, readers will gain a deeper understanding of fatherhood and learn lessons of perseverance, resilience and strength.

Singapore Chronicles: MalaysSingapore Chronicles: Malays by Noor Aisha Abdul Rahman & Azhar Ibrahim

The vicissitudes of history, from Raffles' purchase of the Singapore island from a Malay sultan to the short-lived merger with Malaya, have left a lasting mark on the Malays of Singapore. This book offers a glimpse of the community as it adapted to its minority status and responded to the myriad challenges of historical, social and political changes. Unlike among the Chinese and the Indians, there is remarkable cohesiveness within the community as most speak Malay and practise Islam. Yet, like the other communities, it struggles to retain its culture, tradition and values against the onslaught of urbanisation and Westernisation. With a focus on Malay leadership, education, religion, Syariah laws, language and literary tradition, this book evaluates how these aspects have evolved over the decades. Problems pertaining to the community's socio-economic progress and future challenges are also discussed. This primer is an introduction to one of Singapore's small yet resilient and remarkable communities.

Singapore Chronicles: ReligionSingapore Chronicles: Religion by Lai Ah Eng

Singapore is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. This feature gives multiple layers and combinations of richness, hybridity, complexity and fluidity to its landscape of religious communities, orientations and interactions. This book provides an overview of Singapore's religious diversity and focuses on some of its contemporary complexities. While recognising the positive - vibrancy and richness in religious diversity - it highlights problems and challenges posed by some religious trends and developments. The book foregrounds three religious/faith traditions and orientations - Islam, Christianity and secularism - which have become significant in recent times. It highlights some challenges of growing religiosity and religious diversity, assesses how they can be expected to evolve in the near future, and discusses how they might be navigated.

Singapore Chronicles: Pre-Colonial SingaporeSingapore Chronicles: Pre-Colonial Singapore by Kwa Chong Guan

The conventional and dominant view of Singapore's history is that it began with Stamford Raffles' arrival on the island in January 1819, and that nothing of significance, if at all anything, happened on this island before that. This book attempts a re-examination of the existing evidence in conjunction with excavated archaeological evidence and Portuguese and Dutch archival records to argue that there were significant developments on and around the island. They shaped Singapore's historical development after 1819 and could alter our understanding of what Singapore is about in history.

Tomas Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam SessionsTomas Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions by Ute Meta Bauer & Anca Rujoiu (Eds.)

This is an inter-species encounter between arachnids and anthropos mediated by sound. This audio publishing project is conceived as a continuation and circulation of internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno's eponymous exhibition at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore in 2015. Exploring the arachnids's sophisticated mode of communication through vibrations, Saraceno developed several instruments that were able to amplify the vibrations of spiders, rendering them audible to other species. Various instruments, ranging from strings to percussion, were incorporated into the artist's exhibition at NTU CCA Singapore, and used within a series of Jam Sessions between arachnids and musicians.