If We Dream Too Long
Written by the famous writer Goh Poh Seng, ďIf We Dream Too LongĒ was the first real novel written by a Singapore author. The book talks about various aspects of Singaporean life. The plot takes the reader through the life of Kwang Meng, an eighteen year old boy who dreams too long and in the end, remains a passive person.
The characterization and the way the story has been spun in a simple manner makes a profound effect on the reader and brings him close to Singaporean way of life, thereby making it a very interesting read. The novel won the Fiction Book Award given by the National Book Development Council of Singapore.Abrahamís Promise
Abrahamís Promise is a book written by Philip Jayeretnam. The book, with Abraham Isaac as the main character, is based on his personal experiences in Singapore. Abraham, unfortunately, is always unlucky in life and meets with several failures. Yet, he maintains his self-respect and holds his head high. In the beginning, the book seems ordinary but as you read through the initial chapters, the story becomes extremely engrossing with characters coming out powerfully.
Fistful of Colors
Following the Wrong God Home
Tangerine is a very unique book because of the unique style in which it has been written. The author, Colin Cheong has written the entire book like a travel diary.
The story is about Nick, a young man who travels to Hanoi from Saigon by himself. The intention is to meet some old friends. The book is about his experiences. Interestingly, the focus is not on the place itself but on the people he meets and the influence which they have on him throughout the journey.
Singapore has brought some great literature into the world arena. Many of these books have won international awards as well and have been declared best sellers. So, this time you feel like a having a good read, try some books from Singapore..
A special mixture combining shell lime, egg white, sugar, water and coconut husks was used. Later on, it was rubbed with rock crystals and powdered with fine soapstone. This construction is one of its kinds.The church played a major role in catering to the wounded and needy at the time of Japanese violence. When the hospitals and clinics were crammed with people and there was not enough space, this church provided shelter. The Cathedralís nave was used for this purpose. Daily prayers and communion services took place without much obstacle even during the harsh times of the World War II.
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