Artist Anita Ryanto's set of two food-sketching titles: "Street Food" and "Desserts" were successfully launched this week at two venues –
(a) Private launch at Lien Ying Chow Library at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Thursday 7 December; and
(b) Public launch at Old School Delights' new branch at The Esplanade Mall, Saturday 9 December.
The books are now available from major bookstores, including Kinokuniya and BooksActually, and at Naiise outlets.
Author of our bestselling title, Shiok, Sia!, is releasing a new title this holiday! Tentatively called Shiok, Sia! – Sweets, the book will feature Anita Ryanto's personal collection of favourite Singapore desserts, including ice kacang, burbur chacha and, best of all, ice cream bread. The good-to-eat book will prime you for the sweetest time of the year. Pre-order now at S$10 until 1 December 2017.
Shiok, Sia! (2) – Sweets
Planned Specs: Paperback with flaps, 15x15cm, 96pp
The 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur have just ended, and Team Singapore has proven their mettle with their best away medal haul since Thailand 1997 – 57 gold, 58 silver, 73 bronze. To commemorate the event, we partnered with blogger Fiona Seah for a special giveaway: a copy each of Great Lengths will be mailed to three winners of the contest. Follow the instructions on Fiona's blog or Facebook wall. Contest ends 15 September 2017.
Secrets of Singapore’s swimming pools: The team behind "Great Lengths" speak to Singapore residents about their memories of public pools. Click here to read the full report by Going Places (URA).
We launched the second edition of GREAT LENGTHS: SINGAPORE'S SWIMMING POOLS on 25 March 2017 at the Sports Hub Library. The book is now available for sale at major bookstores, as well as from this website. It is also available for loan from all branches of the National Library Board.
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(p37) Neo Chwee Kok trained at the Chinese Swimming Club, not Farrer Swimming Complex.
(pp172–173) The images of the Singapore Swimming Club are from old postcards in our collection; images courtesy of Lim Kheng Chye.