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Godalisation - Singapore Painted: A Personal Primer To Collecting Singapore ArtGodalisation - Singapore Painted: A Personal Primer To Collecting Singapore Art by Teng Jee Hum

Written by veteran art collector Teng Jee Hum, this book offers a wealth of insights and observations on art collecting amassed over a period of 25 years. Sharing his personal framework to considering Singapore's art history, the book presents works by Singaporean artists that narrate the "Singapore Story", spanning the 1950s to the present. In this alternative framework proposed, Teng introduces five original and distinct categories that chart Singapore's art history: the Colonial Period (pre-1965), Nation Building Period (1965-1988), Globalisation Period (1989-2000), Paternal Production Period (2001-2015), and a new era (post-2015). A well-explained collecting methodology grounded in an in depth study of the times, with 60+ coloured images.

Caged Birds Of Phmom Penh, TheCaged Birds Of Phmom Penh, The by Lipp, Frederick

A young Cambodian girl saves her money to buy a bird on which to make a wish for her poor family's future. Releasing a caged bird is a tradition in Asia.

Caged Bird Of SingaporeCaged Bird Of Singapore by Gaborit, Helene

On her home from school, Anika discovers a mysterious injured bird on the banks of the Singapore River. The 8-year-old little girl, with her mission to save the bird, helps us discover the customs of everyday life in Singapore: close-to-nature-town-country. At the same time she discovers the meaning of true friendship.

Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And StatesmanRaffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And Statesman by Murphy, Stephen ; Naomi Wang; A. Green

Sir Stamford Raffles is known for establishing Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions have changed over time: he has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser. This catalogue accompanies the Raffles in Southeast Asia exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which was co-curated with the British Museum. It shows that Raffles' legacy is more complex than often understood. The catalogue contains five essays, dealing with Raffles collecting in Southeast Asia - what he did and didn't collect and why, the history of his reputation, and the politics and art of Java and the region before and during Raffles time, and full-colour illustrations of all the exhibited objects.

Introduction To The Culture And History Of The Teochews In Singapore, AnIntroduction To The Culture And History Of The Teochews In Singapore, An by Gia Lim Tan

This book is one of the first few books written in English on Chaozhou culture and history. It compiles information from Chinese and English sources including archive material, newspapers, academic works and publications. It presents a panorama view of the Teochews in Singapore. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the history of Chaozhou, the Chaozhou culture, the Teochew ethnicity and the migration of the Teochew people to Southeast Asia. The second section covers the history, activities and contributions of the Teochews in Singapore from the 19th century. The third section covers core elements of the Chaozhou culture, including customs and practices, cuisine and tea culture, performing arts and craftworks.

Unintended Consequences In SingaporeUnintended Consequences In Singapore by Chan, David (Ed.)

When policymakers, communities or advocates make decisions and take actions, they do so with the purpose of achieving some desired goal. But sometimes, unintended consequences occur. These are outcomes that are not the ones intended, anticipated and foreseen by the purposeful decision or action. This book, based on the proceedings at the Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2017, explores various issues about unintended consequences in Singapore. Part 1 provides an overview of issues involved in thinking about unintended consequences. Part 2 examines unintended consequences in the context of Singapore's goal to become a smart nation and compares the perspectives between public and private sector organisations on dealing with uncertainty. Part 3 analyses the relationships linking unintended consequences to healthcare outcomes and the management of race relations in Singapore. Part 4 addresses specific questions on unintended consequences in Singapore in terms of the nation's history, immigration, education, meritocracy, civil service culture and mindsets, and relationships between people and government.

Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In SingaporeFulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore by Norshahril Saat (Ed.)

Muslims constitute about half a million or 15 percent of Singapore's multiracial and multireligious population. In 1968, the Singapore Parliament passed the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), which led to the formation of Muis or the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore). The formation of Muis has brought about better administration of Muslim affairs in Singapore in meeting the religious needs of the Muslim community in areas like the issuance of fatwa (religious rulings), provision of halal food, management of haj (religious pilgrimage), collection and disbursement of zakat (charity tithe), running of madrasahs (religious schools) and having access to sound Islamic education. This is the first book that comprehensively studies the development of Muis' policies over the last 50 years since its founding in 1968. It offers an insight into the multi-faceted considerations and the overall context of the development of such policies, providing a wide-ranging and evaluative analyses of their evolution in the various work domains.

Public Trust In SingaporePublic Trust In Singapore by Chan, David (Ed.)

It is clear that public trust plays a critical role in developing a vibrant economy and a strong society. This book is organised into four parts. Part 1 provides an overview of issues involved in thinking about public trust. Part 2 examines public trust in the context of upholding public accountability and discusses specific issues of public transport in Singapore. Part 3 analyses the relationships linking trust to social media analytics as well as healthcare. Part 4 addresses specific questions on public trust in Singapore in terms of social harmony, race and religion, education, civil society, social inequalities, dealing with differences and disagreements, political leadership, and relationships between people and government.

National Service In SingaporeNational Service In Singapore by Shu Huang Ho & Graham Ong-Webb (Eds.)

National Service (NS) is one of Singapore's foundational public policies. First implemented by the British in 1954, amended in 1967 to provide a means to defend a fledgling independent nation, and codified into its present form in 1970, NS is a key pillar of Singapore's defence. Its significance, however, goes beyond defence. With over 1 million male Singapore citizens and permanent residents having served NS, and consequently involving many more in different ways, NS is deeply woven into Singapore's political and social fabric. This volume brings together a range of scholarly perspectives on NS which explore its past, present and future in four sections: The history of NS, NS in practice, debates on NS and an international perspective.

GustosingaGustosinga by Maclean, Maguerite

This biographical novel takes place in Singapore and Africa. Based on truth and told with imagination, the story has an intercultural message, teaching us a strong respect for wildlife.

Somewhere Else, Another YouSomewhere Else, Another You by De Rozario, Tania

False starts, chance encounters, careless mistakes, strokes of luck: Are we the sum of our actions, or of our possibilities? Somewhere Else, Another You is a literary game-book inspired by theories of the multiverse: Each time the reader makes a choice, the universe of the narrative splits, creating a story in which all outcomes exist at the same time but cannot be experienced concurrently. A cross between a Pick Your Own Path novel and an existential crisis, this book invites you to meander through its paths, and towards your own conclusions.

Brand Playbook: 88 Game-Changing Strategies And Ideas To Win In The Marketplace by Joseph, Jerome

Global speaker, best-selling author and Brand Strategist Jerome Joseph takes you through various strategies and ideas that he has used in his 22+ years of brand consulting, unearthing some of the secrets of the world's best brands as well as strategies that he has used in his career.

Flavours Of Singapore: Eat, Drink & TravelFlavours Of Singapore: Eat, Drink & Travel by George, Jonnette (Ed.)

Written for passionate cooks, culinary tourists, chefs, restauranteurs, and anyone with a grumbling stomach, Flavours of Singapore has encapsulated the best of what Singapore's culinary scene has to offer. This book being a practical guide to all things food, you will find our top picks for the latest restaurant hot spots, specialty coffee cafes and trendy bars to discover the latest creations in cuisine. Whether you keep this book on your kitchen bench or take it to the streets of Singapore, use this guidebook to explore over 55 destinations using different cuisines from all around the globe including many of Singapore's specialty dishes.

Navigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural ResistanceNavigating Pull-Back Effects: Leading Growing Churches In The Midst Of Cultural Resistance by Huan, Philipp

When a leader seeks to bring change in a church, there may be a "laden baggage"-a cultural resistance-that could pull back on leadership efforts and resist positive change. Many external leadership methods, while important and needful, often advocate pushing through the resistance, moving resistive elements to the periphery so that positive change can occur. Yet, such an approach alone may result in hurts and suppressed emotions which could inevitably return to haunt at a later stage. How may a leader lead differently, using internal leadership methods, to navigate cultural resistance in the hearts and minds of people? Philip seeks to share cultural resistances he has observed that often block positive leadership change. Through this book, Philip hopes to: Increase the awareness of church DNA/Cultural issues in a leadership setting; Share and recap the top five cultural resistances observed in churches; Provide a framework for navigating values in tension.

Art And Soul: 80 Years Of The Nanyang Academy Of Fine ArtsArt And Soul: 80 Years Of The Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts by Leong Wen Kam

From humble art school to renowned international institution in 80 years - this is the awe-inspiring story of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Told through text, photographs and illustrations, it will relate its tumultuous but exhilarating journey from a Geylang shophouse with 14 students to the present-day Bencoolen Street campus with a 12,000-strong enrolment. It will chronicle its evolution from a private school teaching only the visual arts to a government-funded, full-fledged art academy which offers myriad courses including music, dance and theatre.

President's Young Talents 2018President's Young Talents 2018 by Toh, Joyce; Andrea Fam Et Al.

The President's Young Talents exhibition and awards series is Singapore's premier mentoring and commissioning programme. Inaugurated by the Singapore Art Museum in 2001, it recognises young Singaporean artists whose practices chart new dimensions in contemporary art. President's Young Talents 2018 is the seventh edition of the series, and features new commissions from Yanyun Chen, Weixin Quek Chong, Debbie Ding, Hilmi Johandi and Zarina Muhammad. This catalogue features a dedicated section for each of the five finalists; it includes interviews or essays by the artists' mentors, the curator's illustrated reflections on each artist's working process, and statements from the artists on new commissions and past works, offering insight into the practices of Singapore's most exciting and visionary young artists.

Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art From Private CollectionsCollectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art From Private Collections by Lee, Sarah (Ed.)

The catalogue is published on occasion of the exhibition Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections , organised by the Singapore Art Museum to coincide with Art Stage Singapore 2011, a new international art fair. The exhibition presented some of the most interesting works of recent art to have been brought into private collections across the region. Themes include 'Seeing Anew; In The Name of Progess'; 'Transforming Tradition'; 'Picturing Humanity' and 'Apocalyptic Visions'.

Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum 2007Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum 2007 by

This publication is published in conjunction with the second edition of the Asian Art Museum Directors' Forum (AAMDF), held in 2007 at the Singapore Art Museum. The AAMDF was inaugurated in Beijing to recognise the important role of art museums in the development of culture, and to underscore the importance of interactions and collaborations among Asian art museums for the advancement of art and museums in Asia. The past two decades has seen a growing visibility of Asian contemporary art and a proliferation of international platforms, exhibitions and institutions in the region. Art has become an immense, internationalised industry, and public museums have to rethink the fundamentals of their roles and futures. What is the relationship between the art museum, mega-exhibitions and the cities that house them? This edition of the AAMDF attempts to address these issues and more. The publication is a compilation of the presentations made at the forum, which was attended by museum directors and art professionals from 28 institutions and across 14 countries.

File Not Found/Nouvelles Vagues At Palais De Tokyo, ParisFile Not Found/Nouvelles Vagues At Palais De Tokyo, Paris by Khairuddin Hori; Naomi Wang (Eds.)

The Singapore Art Museum is proud to co-produce File Not Found with Palais de Tokyo (PDT), Paris, as part of the latter's highly anticipated Nouvelles Vagues exhibition, a platform to showcase new curatorial strategies. File Not Found is an experimental presentation to highlight Singapore's important contemporary artists and the various art practices of our generation. It features works by Singaporean architect Randy Chan and artists Zaki Razak, Joel Yuen and Lee Wen. Negotiating on one hand historical past, ideas of spirituality, mortality and death, and positioned within institutional dialogue, File Not Found challenges and puts into context why we collaborate, the intention for co-existence and the result of cultural participation.

200 Years Of Singapore And The United Kingdom200 Years Of Singapore And The United Kingdom by Koh, Tommy; Scott Wightman (Eds.)

The 200th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar in Singapore is an opportunity to tell afresh the story of the relationship between Singapore and the United Kingdom, reflect on the major milestones through a long and eventful journey and imagine future possibilities.