Hdb Homes Of Singapore by Miyauchi, Tomohisa; Keyakismos
Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki, with Japanese architect Tomohisa Miyauchi, started out focusing on artistically-renovated flats but later photographed flats that featured occupants hailing from "different races, different religions, different lifestyles, all kinds of age group", with every house they visited to be included in the book in chronological order. In total, they took 4,000 photos; 1,500 of them were selected to be in this book.
Speaking Out & Speaking Up: Xinjiao Perspectives by Pang Eng Fong & Arnoud De Meyer (Eds.)
This collection of essays by local and exchange students of SMU who were brought together to develop a deeper understanding of Singapore's extraordinary progress in the past half century arose from a new course, Singapore in the World, the World in Singapore. The diverse perspectives - Singaporeans interpreting their experiences through a wider lens and exchange students bringing their views from home to make sense of a new country - challenge and augment the national narrative absorbed by locals who have been through the Singapore school system.
Making Sense Of Life @ / & Smu: A Partial Guide For The Clueless by Pang Eng Fong (Ed.)
This extraordinary volume provides unexpectedly heart-warming and heart-breaking insights into the interior lives and thoughts of SMU business graduates. It is both a paean to and an indictment of Singapore's education system and its excessively powerful formative impact on individual lives, family relationships, and Singapore society as a whole. Their intensely personal reflections, unleavened by humour, lay bare the contradictory liberating and homogenising effects of an undergraduate business education (not peculiar to SMU or Singapore only), while refreshingly engaging the too-often-taboo topics of race, religion, sexual orientation and social class.
Periscope Magazine: The Hand-Made Issue by Chan Wei Chee (Ed.)
Periscope is a lifestyle publication that explores the stories of people and their passions. This issue features people and organisations who work with their hands.
Education, Industrialization And The End Of Empire In Singapore by Blackburn, Kevin
Singapore under the ruling People's Action Party government has been categorized as a developmental state which has utilized education as an instrument of its economic policies and nation-building agenda. However, contrary to accepted assumptions, the use of education by the state to promote economic growth did not begin with the coming to power of the People's Action Party in 1959. In Singapore, the colonial state had been using education to meet the demands of its colonial economy well before the rise of the post-independence developmental state. This book examines how the state's use of education as an instrument of economic policy had its origins in the colonial economy and intensified during the process of decolonization. By covering this process the history of vocational and technical education and its relationship with the economy is traced from the colonial era through to decolonization and into the early postcolonial period.
Shaped For A Purpose: Finding Beauty In Brokenness by Loh, Sherena; Pauline Loh
Meet Sherena Loh. Sherena has Muscular Dystrophy, a debilitating disease in which the muscles progressively weaken. Doctors told her that she would only live until 25 years old. But many years later, Sherena is still alive - and living a full life. She rose above her circumstances and did all the things she never imagined she would be able to do - she graduated with a degree and various diplomas, found fulfilling jobs and even got married. She also helped set up the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) (MDAS) and currently serves as its Executive Director, dedicating her life to helping other persons with Muscular Dystrophy find purpose beyond their limits. How did she do it? This book is not meant for people with disabilities and their caregivers alone, but for every one of us who has experienced adversity. Read about hoer Sherena developed a positive mindset that helped her conquer her physical, social and psychological struggles - and be inspired to conquer your own mountains.
Instant Legal Protection For Your Family: Protect, Preserve, Prosper by Lie Chin Chin
In this book, the author shares and explains your available options and alternatives to protect and prosper you and your loved ones. This book shows you how to protect your loved ones from harassment, and from hardship due to termination of employment, how to preserve your monies as a consumer against defective goods, how to preserve your assets using legal vehicles such as prenuptial agreements, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and deeds of family settlements. There is also step-by-step guidance to minimize pain and loss for individuals facing predicaments of potential separation, divorce and family violence.
6 Kids And A Pop-Up Camper by Sue Ong & Family
When Singaporeans, Dan and Sue, decided to take their six homeschooled children on an epic 6-month road trip in the USA, they never did imagine just how tremendous their experience would turn out to be! Travelling with their faithful Pop-up Camper, 6 kids in tow (15 - 3 years old), America has left them with a deeply enriching experience. A full-colour, 300-page book with many stunning and inspiring photographs taken by their eldest son Asher, this travelogue attempts to chronologically record the family's epic 43 state journey around the USA. The whole family contributes many candid thoughts and learning moments being on a daily shifting schedule and of their encounters in a vast country so different from their own.
Civil Society And The State In Singapore by Soon, Carol; Gillian Koh (Eds.)
Set within the context of rising political pluralism among the citizenry, bold ground-up conflict between the governing and the governed, and increasing adoption of the Internet and new media, the Institute of Policy Studies organised a Civil Society Conference on 11 November 2013. This collection provides a nuanced analysis of Singapore civil society's development over more than a decade and combines insights from experts from different domains, and sets out an agenda for the further development. The first section discusses the different approaches and philosophies that underpin civil society - engagement, collaboration, and ideological tensions. The second section examines change agents - technology, people, and politics - and their impact on civil society. The third section explores the future of civil society, in the areas of the non-profit sector, civic education, youth activism, legislation, and finally, ethnicity. The book provides the state-of-play in the civil society landscape and this should be of interest to watchers of political development in a soft authoritarian polity making its transition towards greater democratisation.
Singapore Perspectives 2016 - We by Siao See Teng & Justin Lee (Eds.)
In 2015, Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence. The Institute of Policy took stock of how the choices people made have led the city-state to where she is today. As achievements are being celebrated, a conversation about the road ahead also begins. With much nation-building efforts premised upon the existence of this imagined community known as "Singapore," it is an opportune moment to question and reimagine who "we" are. The book documents the conference proceedings at Singapore Perspectives 2016 where the fourth generation of government ministers presented their thoughts on the social, economic and political future of Singapore and engaged in dialogues with panelists and audience members on the directions the country should take.
Onstage Offstage by Lee, Bob
The getai is a live stage performance held each year during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore and Malaysia. It forms an integral part of the month-long festival: local Chinese would burn incense paper to appease the spirits and performances would be held at various neighborhoods. In the past, performances were Chinese opera or puppet shows but have since evolved into a kitschy and gaudy combination of songs, dance and stand-up comedy. In Onstage Offstage, Lee questions the longevity of these performances, how long would it be before it becomes just that - a memory ?
Abuse Suxxx!!! And Other Plays by Sharma, Haresh
Featuring five plays by Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, created over a span of two decades, Abuse Suxxx! and Other Plays is an audacious collection that casts a spotlight on LGBT lives and issues explored in The Necessary Stage's productions. Yet these plays go beyond being simply out, loud and proud. Rather, they deal with a range of topics and advocate tolerance and acceptance of difference in our midst.
This Is Singapore by Inglis, Kim; Jacob Termansen (Photo)
This book is much more than a round-up of Singapore's new urban cityscapes. Rather, it traces the development of the city-state, showing how so much of the old has been retained and celebrated alongside the new. In addition to an assessment of the downtown core, chapters include an analysis of Singapore's eco credentials as it strives to become a truly green City within a Garden; how its varied population contributes to its success (and how the various peoples came to its shores); a sober reflection on World War II and Occupation, and reminders thereof; a showcase of all things stylishly Singaporean; and finally, a short look back in time with a selection of evocative black-and-white photographs to Singapore's early days as a colonial city.
Meatmen Cooking Channel - Zi Char At Home Hearty Home-Style Singaporean Dishes by
Zi char (a Hokkien term, literally translated "cook fry") is widely recognised in Singapore to refer to a variety of dishes that one can order from any Chinese cooked food (zi char) stall in coffee shops across the island. In continuing their efforts to inspire others to have fun whipping up their own meals, the MeatMen share 30 popular zi char dishes including crab bee hoon, san lou hor fun, cereal prawns, har cheong gai and sambal kangkong in this second cookbook. All dishes are prepared in their usual effortless style that requires no fancy tools, equipment or special skills, and come with the promise that anyone with a passion for good food and cooking can be a zi char expert at home!
Portrait Of Singapore Malay Poetry, A by Isa Kamari; Abdul Rahman (Trans.)
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 is the English translation of Isa Kamari's Potret Puisi Melayu Singapura, which 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.
Haikuku by Gwee Li Sui
This volume could well be subtitled the social history of Singapore in 120 haiku. There are haiku about MRT breakdown, rat infestation, haze, 377A, hungry ghosts and cavorting community cats. There are also those of matters of socio-political import: 2011 GE, population management, personal data protection, leadership renewal and compassionate meritocracy. Gwee adds to his army haiku that won prizes from the SAF with others of a military theme in Purple Light and Tekong diarrhea. Then there are newsy haiku reporting on NIMBY, the royal visit, that Holland V bank robbery plus The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. He does not forget the newsmakers either - the otters, the Little India Riot hero, A-Mei, Subhas Anandan, Phey Yew Kok, Joseph Schooling and that si geena who shall not be named. Also remembered is our dear Ah Kong in a pair of death anniversary haiku, and a sad one about the empty parade chair. There are haiku about our places we love, the hawker centre, cenotaph, kopitiam, Sungei Road, Singapore River…. This is book of haiku, backed by a nation-wide haiku writing contest, for every Singaporean - kuku or not.
Meatmen Cooking Channel - The Meatmen Favourites: Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian Peranakan by
Having featured the most popular hawker foods and zi char dishes in their first two cookbooks, the MeatMen now share a brand new collection of their personal favourites in this third cookbook. Living in Singapore where they get to savour the best that Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian and Peranakan (Nyonya) cuisines have to offer, the MeatMen's favourites include some of the most awesome dishes from these different cultures.
Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery And Beadwork In The Peranakan World by Cheah Hwei-Fe'n
Cheah Hwei-Fe'n examines parallel techniques of embroidery, work with gold thread, lace, and drawn needlework in this profusely illustrated catalogue to accompany an exhibition at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, held from 24 June 2016 to 18 June 2017. In her careful analysis of the techniques associated with Peranakan objects, she reveals a complex network of cultural connections. The various types of needlework were practised by women and men, and drew upon techniques from Europe, India, China, and the Malay world. Religious and secular schools taught the techniques. There are many cross-cultural surprises within: gold embroidery derives not only from European military brocade but from ancient Chinese thread techniques of gold strips wrapped around paper. And many other techniques were long practised in remote islands of the Malay Archipelago.
Merlion & Mt. Fuji, The: 50 Years Of Singapore-Japan Relations by Tai Wei Lim
Anime, Manga, Sushi, Teriyaki, J-pop, Harajuku fashion ... these are just some of the cultural exports from Japan that the rest of the world have embraced and Singapore is one of Japan's biggest fans. There are similarities too between these two countries: an aging population, changing geopolitical realities, mature economies, and environmental challenges. 50 Years of Singapore-Japan Relations is not just a historical account of the bilateral cooperation but also includes honest narratives on what it is like being a Singaporean student on exchange in Japan, an anime and manga fan outside of Japan, and some omotenashi appreciation.
Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes And Dreams by Braga-Blake, Myrna; Ann Ebert-Oehlers Et Al (Eds.)
This book offers insight into the Singapore Eurasian community, one of Singapore's minority communities. This book is the definitive record of Eurasian history and heritage in Singapore, and serves to educate the younger generation of Eurasians about their roots, the community's achievements and its collective hopes and dreams for the future, as well as provide a useful resource for others to learn more about the Eurasian community. In addition, it also covers the growth and developments of the Eurasian community within the last 25 years, and how the Eurasian Association, as a Self-Help Group since 1994, has been helping the less fortunate through its programmes, as well as being the main force in driving the preservation and sharing of the Eurasian culture for its future generations.