Posted in General, Upcoming Programmes! on 11/15/2010 03:44 pm by athena_aziz
A Stroll Through Old Singapore
Saturday, 11 December, 9.00 am – 11.30 am
Meeting Point: Information Counter, Level 1, National Library Building
Join us for a relaxing stroll this December as we unwind and relive moments of old Singapore in a walking tour.
Based on the book A Stroll Through Old Singapore by Pugalenthii, the writer will bring you on a walking tour around the Padang. Chance upon interesting discoveries about places you thought you knew enough about as the writer reveals to you interesting facts about these places found in his book.
We will begin our journey from the middle of the Padang and make several stops, among some, Queen Elizabeth Walk, The Victoria Memorial Hall and the Lim Bo Seng Memorial. What stories do these places hold? What stories or memories do you have of them?
As places are limited, please register at here at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg, ‘Singapore’. Open to 14 years and above.
As this is an outdoor walking tour, please be in comfortable attire and footwear. The tour ends at the last stop around the Padang and participants will disperse from this location.
Posted in Literature scene on 11/12/2010 05:48 pm by athena_aziz
Singapore – a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927 and three young people are starting to question whether this in between island can ever truly be their home.
Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions; Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British; Raj fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman.
A Different Sky is published by Harvill Secker and is set against the backdrop of pre-Independence Singapore.
3 Dec 2010, 7pm @ Earshots, the Arts House
Join the Singapore Book Club for ‘A Different Sky’ by Meira Chand on 3 Dec 2010. The author and Dr Koh Tai Ann from NTU speak at the event which is facilitated by Deepika Shetty.
More information can be found at the Book Council’s site here. To register, email to email@example.com.
The programme is presented by the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and the Arts House.