Furrie And Shortie - Issue #1: To Be The Most Wonderful You by Teo, James
Furrie and Shortie - Issue #1 : To be the most wonderful you, is about these 2 characters - one's shortcoming is being furry (therefore, not too good for weather in Singapore), while the other too short in the world in love with everything big and tall. Furrie is usually the pessimistic one, while Shortie became the ultimate optimist. They are old skool comic oddballs who stick out a little from everyone else. That's why Furrie in one chapter has an identity crisis and wanders into the jungle! And in another, they encounter some troubling behaviors in society today, and in their own small and hopefully funny ways, they act - for good! One thing for sure, we wanted people who read our book to believe that life - no matter how dark - can still get better if you allow yourself to be the most wonderful you. The book has very few text and is dual language.
Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Danh Vo by Toh, Charmaine
From November 2016 to August 2017, Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo presents a series of compelling new sculptures at National Gallery Singapore as part of his first outdoor installation in Singapore. Vo's work often draws upon personal experience to explore broader historical, social or political themes, particularly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the 20th century. A continuation of his existing practice, this installation explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values. This is the inaugural exhibition of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, which invites leading international artists to create site-specific installations at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, made possible by a gift from the family of Ng Teng Fong. Published to accompany this exhibition, this catalogue delves deeper into Danh's practice and broader discussions surrounding cross-cultural identity through essays by leading scholar Professor Nora Taylor and National Gallery Singapore curator Charmaine Toh alongside full-colour images of the commissioned work.
Differentiation: How To Win In A Discruptive Market by Chew, Wilson
The age of disruption has arrived fast and furious. Technological advances have revolutionised the global economy in ways not envisaged, engendering major established and traditional industries to wobble and slide. 'Is it too late to do anything?' According to Dr Wilson Chew, author and leading corporate strategist, the answer is an affirmative 'No'. A market that is being fiercely tested by disruptions is also a world bathed with opportunities. What is pivotal for leaders of enterprises big and small to ask is: 'What will the future global economy be driven by, where will it take place, and how do I get a piece of the action?' In Differentiation: How to Win in a Disruptive Market, Dr Chew underlines the imperatives for companies to differentiate in order to create value and win through a series of compelling strategies, bold innovation and perceptive branding. Peppered with case studies and infused with Dr Chew's insights gleaned from advising 250 fast-growing enterprises, this book aims to inspire enterprise leaders and readers to believe that it is possible to reap the fruits of differentiation in a disruptive market when you're determined to do so.
Netherlands, Singapore, Our Regions, Our World, The: Connecting Our Common Future by Rutte, Mark
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 presence of such eminent personalities allows Singaporeans, especially younger executives and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, the benefit of exposure to leading world figures who address topics of international and regional interest.The 39th Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on 24 November 2016 under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore.
Taking Flight: A Photo Journey Of Birds Across Singapore by Yong, James (Photo); Melvin Yong (Text)
Taking Flight is a personal look at some of the diverse species of birds we have in Singapore by 82-year-old James Yong, who only picked up his first digital camera at the age of 78. From dainty kingfishers to soaring eagles, this collection of over 250 photographs leads you on a journey not just through green reserves like Sungei Buloh but also takes a look at those feathered friends with homes closer to our own urban dwellings.
Balik Kampung 3B: Some East, More West by Tay, Verena (Ed.)
For an arresting mosaic of the great and complex metropolis known as Hong Kong - and an insight into what the people of the city live by and die for - a reader need look no further than the Collected Hong Kong Stories of David T. K. Wong. Wong, a native son of this once British Crown Colony and now Special Administrative Region of China, has drawn upon his own experiences as a journalist, educator, government official and businessman to assemble a range of memorable characters for his tales. They range from barmen to labourers, from jockeys to expatriate bureaucrats, from scholars to tycoons, and each is infused with insights into the collective soul of the edgy, anomalous and perplexing place he finds himself. These 18 stories are carefully crafted in the grand tradition of O. Henry, Maugham and Saki. Each has been individually published in a magazine or broadcast over radio in Britain, the United States, Hong Kong or elsewhere. They can be dipped into and savoured separately or feasted upon all in one go. Either way, the result can only be satisfying.
Nus Baba House - Architecture And Artefacts Of A Straits Chinese Home by
"Baba", "Nonya", "Peranakan" and "Straits Chinese" are terms that refer to the descendants of Chinese traders who settled in Southeast Asia centuries ago, and assimilated aspects of indigenous Malay culture into Chinese culture. Built between 1896 and 1897, the NUS Baba House was the ancestral home of the Wee family, who are part of the Straits Chinese community in Singapore. The building is now a museum that replicates the unique experience of a visit to a 1928 Peranakan home, featuring a range of beautiful and distinctive furniture, architectural decorations, ceramics and other household objects cherished by the Straits Chinese. NUS Baba House: Architecture and Artefacts of a Straits Chinese Home is an illustrated guide for visitors as well as a useful reference for people interested in the social history of Southeast Asia. Accompanied by detailed photography and carefully researched explanations of the symbolism behind the objects and ornamental motifs in the house, this guide is designed to provide an exclusive view into the colourful domestic lifestyle of the Straits Chinese people.
Honest Good Food: Bold Flavours, Hearty Eats by Teo, Benny Se
Chef Benny Se Teo is the creative force behind a highly successful chain of restaurants, known not just for its hearty, no-nonsense good food, but also for its continuing efforts to help ex-offenders and youths at risk. Himself an ex-offender, Chef Benny's inspirational life story is now the backdrop of his first cookbook, Honest Good Food, where he brings together a collection of comfort food recipes, inspired by his childhood memories and personal experiences, and most notably his internship at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in London.
Twentieth Singapore Economic Roundtable, The Nov. 2013 by Manu Bhaskaran; Faizal Bin Yahya Et Al.
The Singapore Economic Roundtable is a flagship programme of IPS. A select group of senior private sector economists, academics, business leaders and policy makers are invited to the roundtable which is held twice a year. The meeting is conducted along Chatham House rules and is intended to generate a frank discussion of major macro-economic policy issues facing Singapore. Each SER assesses current monetary and fiscal policy in the light of changing economic circumstances and provides a forum for non-policy makers to air their recommendations. In addition, each SER also looks at a longer term structural issue facing Singapore in detail. The special focus session of the 20th SER was on Singapore's Integration with the Region - A Malaysian Perspective.
Singapore Chronicles: Theatre by Loon, Robin; Kok Heng Leun
Theatre is the most active and vibrant of the performing arts in Singapore. This book surveys the beginnings, evolution and current state of theatre in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil against the backdrop of Singapore's rise as a nation and as a cultural polity. It examines issues of regulation, cultural linguistic imperatives, and the use of theatre as a mirror, asking the nation and its people to reflect on themselves and their contexts.
Singapore Chronicles: Language by Kuo, Eddie C Y; Brenda Chan
Understanding language use is particularly challenging in a cosmopolitan city-state such as Singapore, with its multi-ethnic society that recognises four official languages - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. This book reviews and discusses the changing language use patterns within Singapore society from Independence till today. It looks particularly at how they have been influenced by and, in turn, shape the state's language policies executed through education, language campaigns, mass media and so on. It also illustrates how language management by the Government is challenged by the emergence of colloquial forms such as Singlish, which is embraced by some citizens as uniquely Singaporean.
Singapore Chronicles: Water by Tan Gee Paw
Water is more than a basic human necessity in Singapore. Its supply was a strategic collaboration between two British colonies and, later, formed the core of the two independent nations' strategic relationship. This book traces the story of how Singapore was almost totally dependent on the Malay Peninsula to quench its daily thirst and how it has now become almost self-sufficient. Water is also a catalyst for a nation's economic development, and lies at the heart of a city's living environment. This book details the transformation of the water landscape made possible by judicious long-term planning alongside technology and policy innovation. It ends with a view of the nation's future opportunities, both economic and strategic, that have been created as a result of this transformation.
Singapore Chronicles: Environment by Er, Kenneth; Leong Chee Chiew; Khoo Teng Chye
This book documents Singapore's journey towards greater environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and public cleanliness. Its draws on the experiences of two government institutions: the National Parks Board and the National Environment Agency. It assesses Singapore's record in achieving for its residents a higher quality of life, greater environmental sustainability, and an aesthetically pleasant place in which to live and to work.
Singapore Chronicles: Demography by Yap Mui Teng; Chrostopher Gee
Singapore's population is a veritable mix of nationalities, ethnic groups, languages and religious affiliations. Its unique trajectory of size and composition is mapped out by various phases of migration. There also has been a demographic transition from high birth and death rates in the post-World War II years to the very low birth and death rates today. This book traces trends and developments in Singapore's population from the pre-Independence period, when there was relatively little control over migration and fertility; through the period of population control from Independence to the 1980s; to the more expansionary years from the mid-1980s until recently.
Singapore Chronicles: Governance by Ho, Peter; A. Shroff; C. Tan; H. See; L. Leong
Good governance is at the heart of Singapore's development, forged in the furnace of the early challenges that Singapore faced after Independence, and shaped by its leaders to reflect their long-term vision. This book chronicles key aspects of Singapore's governance - such as incorruptibility, pragmatism and meritocracy - and demonstrates how institutions, policies and strategies combined to play a critical role in Singapore's transformation from a Third to a First World nation. It offers references for readers to understand the origins of Singapore's public policy and principles of governance.
Singapore Chronicles: Transport by A P Gopinath Menon
This book traces the development of Singapore's land transport system since its modern founding in 1819. Until Independence in 1965, the provision of roads, traffic devices, and private, public and non-motorised transport were permitted to develop without any masterplanning. It was not until a sound and workable transport strategy was formulated in the early 1970s and implemented rigorously, that there was a marked improvement in the provision of transport services. Besides the tested methods of building roads, and implementing better traffic management and improved bus and rail services, Singapore is a pioneer in road congestion pricing. The safe and efficient movement of people and goods will always remain a top priority.
Singapore Chronicles: Energy by Tilak K Doshi; Lin Fangjun
Starting with a condensed history of the beginnings of Singapore's oil industry since 1870, this book describes how Singapore emerged by the early 1980s as the "East of Suez" hub for oil refining, petrochemicals manufacturing and trading, and an important supplier of offshore vessels, equipment and services for the oil and gas industries in Southeast Asia and beyond. By then, it had also consolidated its position as the oil price discovery centre for the Asia-Pacific time zone, attaining an importance to global oil markets comparable to New York and London. Critical policy issues facing government planners in energy security, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are also discussed to inform the reader of the key issues related to the story of oil in Singapore.
Singapore Chronicles: Central Provident Fund by Chia Ngee Choon
Since its inception in 1953, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), the mandatory savings scheme, has evolved to meet Singaporeans' housing and investment aspirations as well as retirement needs while Singapore progressed from Third World to First. The story of the CPF reflects the economic history and social development of Singapore. CPF policies are aligned with national objectives - economic growth, macroeconomic stability, asset-building and savings for health and retirement. The CPF's intricate connection with housing financing has made Singapore's social protection system a unique social innovation in the world. With an ageing population, the CPF will continue to explore more ways to stay relevant to retirement and other needs. As the choice architect, the CPF Board needs to anticipate behavioural responses and manage the expectations of its members.
Singapore Chronicles: Food by Tan, Sylvia
Singapore's reputation as a food paradise reflects its position at the intersection of four culinary cultures: Chinese, Malay, Indian and European. This book discusses these influences and traces the changes in cooking practices and eating habits that have produced a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city known for the variety of dining experiences it offers. These range from fish head curry and laksa to chilli crab, raw fish salad and mee goreng. Dishes such as these attest to a unique culinary heritage which lives on in both high-end restaurants and the hawker centres that dot the gastronomic map of Singapore.
Singapore Chronicles: Gateways by Ho Kim Hin, David; Ho Mun Wai
Singapore has leveraged on its strategic location and open economy to become a global maritime and logistics centre. In particular, the port has grown from being just a terminal for ships to berth in, to hosting a maritime industry. On the aviation front, Singapore has moved from a mere airfield in Kallang to Changi Airport, among the best in the world and connected to more than 200 cities. There is also a vibrant aerospace industry. However, intense challenges lie ahead. This book examines how Singapore needs to raise the bar to remain a strategic gateway to the region and the rest of the world.