Remembering Mrs Rama
27 Dec 2016 [Articles]
We are so sad today upon the passing of Prema (or Mrs Rama as we called her), the wife of our Executive Director Mr Rama. In my five years at the Book Council, I met Mrs Rama several times a...
Year-end message from the Executive Director, NBDCS
20 Dec 2016 [Articles]
Dear supporters of The Book Council, Thank you for your kind support of our programmes and activities in 2016. This year has been really a good one for us at the National Book Development Council of Singapore. The following programmes,...
Letter to ST Forum remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s commitment to Singapore’s libraries.
4 May 2015 [Articles]
Credit for World-class libraries goes to Mr Lee Published on May 1, 2015 1:15 AM TO ME, as part of the pioneer generation, the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew is indeed very sad. I grew up with his towering presence and inspiring...
Have you been to Twilight Tales?
27 Apr 2015 [Articles, Literacy]
In this post, writer and blogger Damyanti chronicles her enlightening experience at the recent Twilight Tales session organised by NBDCS. Read her blog to find out her thoughts on the "intimate affair", her favourite bits from Ms...
The Living Tree Gallery Atop Yishun Hill
27 Apr 2015 [Articles]
In this article, Singaporean author Lee Seow Ser writes about her morning exercise experience in a verdant and charming neighbourhood park. The piece, "The Living Tree Gallery Atop Yishun Hill", was published in the...
An upcoming musical on Lee Kuan Yew is based on a story by Meira Chand
14 Apr 2015 [Articles]
The script is written by US playwright Tony Petito, the founding artistic director of the Singapore Repertory Theatre. It is based on a story by Singaporean writer Meira Chand, who had previously written books that look at issues surrounding culture...
A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot
10 Mar 2015 [Articles]
Singaporean author Lee Seow Ser has penned an article, "A Small Red Dot, A Big Melting Pot", for the March 2015 issue of the Singapore American newspaper. The article, which was published in the special SG50 issue, explores the multiculturalism...
Writing Children’s Books in Singapore
9 Feb 2015 [Articles, Children’s, Literacy]
Adeline Foo, one of Singapore's best-selling writers of fiction for young readers, shares her thoughts on how the children's book scene in Singapore has evolved since 2006. Read all about it in the February 2015 issue of the...