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Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels)Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) by Low Sze Wee; Seng Yu Jin

Iskandar Jalil is celebrated as one of Southeast Asia's most prominent ceramicists. Known for his high level of discipline, tenacity and dedication, this Colombo Plan scholar is a recipient of multiple accolades including the Cultural Medallion and the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his outstanding achievement in visual arts. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, this catalogue illuminates Iskandar Jalil's enduring relationship with clay, his journey to become a master in his craft and the pivotal role he plays in expanding the practice of ceramics.

Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) (Collector's Edition) by Low Sze Wee; Seng Yu Jin

Iskandar Jalil is celebrated as one of Southeast Asia's most prominent ceramicists. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, this catalogue illuminates Iskandar Jalil's enduring relationship with clay, his journey to become a master in his craft and the pivotal role he plays in expanding the practice of ceramics. This collector's edition of the catalogue, hardcover and slipcase, bearing the artist's signature, has been produced to commemorate this landmark exhibition. Featuring exquisite hand-finished production techniques, no two covers in this numbered edition of 300 are alike.

Art In Transit: Circle Line Mrt - SingaporeArt In Transit: Circle Line Mrt - Singapore by Zhuang, Justin; Andrew Mead; Koh Hui Ting

The Land Transport Authority's Art in Transit programme is Singapore's largest public art programme, integrating artworks by the country's leading artists with the stations of its Mass Rapid Transit system. The Circle Line MRT features 32 artworks commissioned by the Land Transport Authority that are integrated into the fabric of the stations. Conceived and created by artists practicing across a variety of disciplines, the artworks connect people to local histories, geographies and communities. This book describes how each of the artworks on the Circle was conceived and produced, with insights and comments from the people who made it possible.

Art In Transit: North East Line Mrt - SingaporeArt In Transit: North East Line Mrt - Singapore by Tan Su Yen

The artworks that grace the stations and link ways of the North East Line represent a broad spectrum of artistic style and mediums created by the hands of the best and brightest of Singapore's art world. Unlike freestanding artworks in existing MRT stations, the artworks on the North East Line are fully integrated into the station's spaces to allow commuters to appreciate their rich colors, shapes and textures afresh each time they travel. Art in Transit tells the story of the creation of the artworks on the North East Line and the many outstanding individuals who made it possible.

Chinese Education In Singapore: An Untold Story Of Conflict And ChangeChinese Education In Singapore: An Untold Story Of Conflict And Change by Zhang Zhixiong

The story of the conflict in Singapore's Chinese community was always told from the viewpoint of the British colonizers. A coolie's perspective was never written down. Until now. Set between the founding of Singapore and the shuttering of Nanyang University, this narrative is a colorful account of secret societies and their wars, of Sinitic languages and dialects, and of suppressions by a colonial government in a free port. Its pages are not crammed with historical facts and dates, but filled with the experiences of Chinese migrants over a 200-year period. It is an impression of their achievement and a witness to their weakness of character.

Histories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader In Singapore Contemporary ArtHistories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader In Singapore Contemporary Art by Say, Jeffrey; Seng Yu Jin (Eds.)

What are the ideas, practices, issues and institutions that have shaped contemporary art in Singapore? Histories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader in Singapore Contemporary Art presents an anthology of writings on Singapore contemporary art since the 1970s. Editors Jeffrey Say and Seng Yu Jin have selected 33 wide-ranging essays by leading art historians, art critics, curators, artists, playwrights and academics. Comprising texts that reflect diverse writing styles and modes of expression-from personal narrative to theoretical texts to manifestos-this book is an essential resource for students, researchers and art lovers alike.

Recollections Of Life In An Accidental NationRecollections Of Life In An Accidental Nation by Alfred Wong Hong Kwok; Lai Chee Kien (Eds.)

Alfred Wong Hong Kwok is an architect whose working career spanned more than half a century. He was deeply involved in the birth of our local architectural institutions, and was the President of the Singapore Institute of Architects for four years. He has designed many significant buildings that paralleled the physical and social developments of modern Singapore. From the SATA clinic in Changi and several parish churches, he subsequently designed the National Theatre, the Marco Polo Hotel, the Singapore Polytechnic campus, Saint Joseph's Institution, the PSA Keppel Distripark, and many other important buildings and building complexes. This book chronicles a lifelong passion for architecture and music, two themes that recur in the book chapters. It also details a life that has been interwoven into significant eras of Singapore's development beyond its status as an accidental nation.

Simple Beginnings: Building A Life Of Integrity, Resilience And ServiceSimple Beginnings: Building A Life Of Integrity, Resilience And Service by Tan Eng Liang; Lynn Tan

This is the autobiography of Dr Tan Eng Liang, who was Singapore's first Rhodes Scholar, a former Senior Minister of State, an Olympian, and is the current Vice-President of the Singapore National Olympic Council.

Kampung Tempe: Voices From A Malay VillageKampung Tempe: Voices From A Malay Village by Yahaya Sanusi & Hidayah Amin

The product of primary oral history research that spanned several years, this book captures glimpses of Kampung Tempe's varied history and records stories of life in the kampong, and of how the villagers produced tempe or fermented soya bean cakes. Kampung Tempe was a Javanese/Malay kampong located at Jalan Haji Alias in Bukit Timah. The only remaining trace of the kampung is the presence of the kampung's mosque, Masjid Al-Huda, which was in the past referred to as Masjid Kampung Tempe.

Say It With Poems: Remembering MiloSay It With Poems: Remembering Milo by Chong, Stella Vee

Say It with Poems is a light-hearted way of using poetry to perceive and feel what's happening around us. The first section - "All about Life" - has 26 poems that take you on a journey where you can identify with feelings of love, frustration, joy, and patriotism in uniquely Singaporean-style. The second section - "All about cats" - has 17 poems depicting the struggle of cats around Singapore. This is told through the rescuers' and fosterers' relationship with them and their aspirations for them. The third section - "Remembering Milo" - includes 7 poems dedicated to the author's beloved cat, Milo, who passed unexpectedly at the age of twelve.

Chronicler, The: One Man's Diary On LifeChronicler, The: One Man's Diary On Life by Koh Chye Hock

The unexamined life is not worth living," declared Socrates. In this collective journal, Koh Chye Hock opens the window of his mind as he distils for readers what he believes constitutes a purposeful, meaningful life, based on his 35 years of observing his own life, and others'. Succinct, perspicuous and provocative, the rich array of 225 aphorisms - on life valleys, plains and highlands - will set you thinking, contemplating and envisioning about your own life, and what it could potentially be. Readers will also be captivated by the life of Chye, who grew up as an orphan in the quiet town of Ipoh, Malaysia, to become a successful corporate lawyer in a multinational firm. Live an examined life. The Chronicler will unquestionably evoke your innermost voice, yearning for the profoundest human essence.

Crab, A Shell, And A Little Help, ACrab, A Shell, And A Little Help, A by Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme

Hershie the hermit crab has outgrown his shell. With great determination, he embarks on a journey to find a new shell. Along the way, he meets new animals and discovers more than he expected. Will his effort be rewarded? This book is part of a series of children's books based on Singapore's local wildlife and nature published by Raffles' Institution's Ecological Literacy Programme, and beautifully illustrated by their fellow schoolmates from the Raffles Art Institute.

Tale Of Two Cats, ATale Of Two Cats, A by Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme

It is the middle of the night, and Gus is fast asleep. Thump! Thump! Who could it be? Join in the adventure as two strangers meet, and learn more about each other and their homes. This book is part of a series of children's books based on Singapore's local wildlife and nature published by Raffles' Institution's Ecological Literacy Programme, and beautifully illustrated by their fellow schoolmates from the Raffles Art Institute.

Egrets' Estimated Time Of ArrivalEgrets' Estimated Time Of Arrival by Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme

Hello! We're Ellie, Timmy and Alex but you can call us ETA! We are cattle egrets and right now, we're getting ready to leave! Where are we going? We are heading south the for winter. Come join us as we take in the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia on our first-ever migration! This book is part of a series of children's books based on Singapore's local wildlife and nature published by Raffles' Institution's Ecological Literacy Programme, and beautifully illustrated by their fellow schoolmates from the Raffles Art Institute.

Nonya Heritage Kitchen Origins, Utensils And RecipesNonya Heritage Kitchen Origins, Utensils And Recipes by Ong Jin Teong

The Peranakan or Baba and Nonya culture is the result of intermarriage, from the 15th century, between Chinese immigrants and the local population of Indonesia and Malaya. The resulting fusion of cuisines, however, is not just of China and the Southeast Asian archipelago, but also from Portugal, the Netherlands and England, as well as the places they colonized. Nonya Heritage Kitchen brings together the stories of how popular food, cooking techniques, ingredients and utensils from these spheres of influence interacted to create Nonya cuisine. This telling is via the background and recipes of both well-known and rare dishes such as Bak Chang, Rempah Udang, Sugee Cake, Kiam Chai Ark, Kuih Bahulu, Cheek Bee Soh, Sesargon, and Kuih Koci.Also included is a list of stores and online shops for Nonya kitchen utensils. Here is an extraordinary and practical cookbook that reveals new information about the wide-spread and global roots of Nonya food.

Singapore Malay/Muslim Community, 1819-2015: A BibliographySingapore Malay/Muslim Community, 1819-2015: A Bibliography by Hussin Mutalib, Rokiah Mentol & S. Rosdi (Eds.)

Singapore's Malay (Muslim) community, constituting about 15 per cent of the total population and constitutionally enshrined as the indigenous people of Singapore, have had its fair share of progress and problems in the history of this country. While different aspects of the vicissitudes of life of the community have been written over the years, there has not been a singularly substantive published compendium specifically about the community - in the form of a Bibliography - available. This academic initiative fills this obvious literature gap. The scope and coverage of this Bibliography is manifestly comprehensive, encompassing the different sources of information (print or non-print) about the many facets of life of the Republic's Malays/Muslims - such as education, economy, politics, culture, history, health, language, religion, arts, and more.

Population Policies And Programmes In Singapore (2Nd Ed.)Population Policies And Programmes In Singapore (2Nd Ed.) by Saw Swee Hock

The second edition of Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore presents an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the government's initiatives to influence the course of fertility, and hence the rate of population growth in the island-state of Singapore since the 1960s. The varied population issues and consequences associated with the prolonged below-replacement fertility are discussed in detail. The strength of the book lies in the author's intimate familiarity with the subject acquired through some personal involvement in the formulation of population policies for the country.

From Bukit Larangan To Borobudur: Recent Drawings By Jimmy Ong 2000 - 2015From Bukit Larangan To Borobudur: Recent Drawings By Jimmy Ong 2000 - 2015 by T.K. Sabapathy

This is the first detailed study of Jimmy Ong's art by renowned art historian T. K. Sabapathy. It springs from lengthy, intense conversations between the artist and the writer, excerpts of which are included. Borobudur and Bukit Larangan are thematic drives for examining his recent pictures. Images of 14 drawings from the period will be reproduced on double-spread pages, in addition to 21 illustrations. Jimmy Ong's creative practice is defined by the human figure and by drawing. Whereas figures in earlier works are autonomously dominant, now they dramatise events and encounters between individuals derived from history and mythology; these representations require elaborate depictions of landscape. When we examine these aspects, Jimmy Ong's pictures may be connected with the historical art traditions in Southeast Asia in which narrative is predominant. In looking at these aspects too, Jimmy Ong's works may be related to modern and contemporary representations of narrative in Southeast Asia which have yet to be explored. Intimations of these connections are proposed here.

B For Bear: A Change In Perspective Involves Our ChoicesB For Bear: A Change In Perspective Involves Our Choices by Michelle C; Laura Uy (Illus.)

Will we let our fears define the way we thing? Follow this bear on an adventure as he learns how to see things in a new perspective, with the help of a mythical friend. This charming story is accompanied by dazzling, hand-painted illustrations for all to enjoy!

Our City, Our Home: Singapore Eurasians 1965-2015Our City, Our Home: Singapore Eurasians 1965-2015 by

In celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday, the Eurasian Association published this SG50 book which features 50 Eurasians from diverse fields of expertise who have contributed in one way or another to Singapore's nation-building over the last fifty years.