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LKY ON GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT, LIFE
“Why did I insist on Singaporeans all needing to learn their mother tongue? For the Chinese, why did I insist that they learn Chinese? ...
Because I believe language transmits values. Learning the Chinese language means imbibing the core items of Chinese history, tradition and culture. The Confucianist values of loyalty, honour, discipline, filial piety, emphasis on family, respect for authority – all vital for nation-building and for cultivated citizens with honourable personal attributes. These values will provide cultural ballast to our people as we adjust to a fast-changing world.”

– Mr Lee Kuan Yew,
quoted in My Lifelong Challenge:
Singapore’s Bilingual Journey

Politician, prime minister, statesman, husband, father: Lee Kuan Yew was all these things and more in a life spanning 91 years and a political career that lasted more than half a century. In that time, he and the other first-generation leaders of Singapore catapulted the country from the backwaters of the Third World into the ranks of the First.

This three-volume set brings together quotations from Lee’s speeches, books and interviews that sum up his views on subjects ranging from the political to the personal. LKY on Governance, Management, Life: A Collection of Quotes from Lee Kuan Yew serves both as an introduction to the man widely regarded as Singapore's founding father, as well as a reminder of what he stood and fought for. It is the most accessible compendium ever published on the man, capturing his most piquant aphorisms and views. For every section, relevant photographs of Mr Lee are also featured alongside the quotes.

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MAJULAH MOMENTS 50 YEARS OF NATIONAL DAY PARADES
A collaboration between Straits Times Press and Singapore Post

In 1966, a year after it separated from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, Singapore celebrated its first National Day as an independent nation. This year, in 2016, the country holds its 50th National Day Parade. To commemorate the occasion, Straits Times Press, in collaboration with Singapore Post, is launching Majulah Moments: 50 Years of National Day Parades – the first of a series of exclusive postcard books featuring 20 iconic moments from past parades. Within the book are unforgettable vintage images of crowds braving the pouring rain as the contingent marched through the streets during the first parade of 1968, soldiers standing ramrod straight under the scorching sun during the 1993 parade, and the young and old bonding over the Kallang Wave in 2015. They reflect the special moments and collective joy of a people proud to be identified as Singaporeans.

Only 1,500 of these limited edition Majulah Moments postcard books will be printed. Each book contains 20 postcards with local pre-paid postage. Grab your copy now.

About the NDP Postcard Book
Majulah Moments: 50 Years of National Day Parades is a limited edition postcard book containing 20 detachable postcards, each with prepaid local postage. The images were curated from Singapore Press Holdings’ extensive archives by Joyce Fang of The Straits Times Picture Desk.

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Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Secondary Edition

Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Secondary Edition is a workbook which

  • is based on the latest ‘O’-level English examination format
  • is aligned with the English syllabus 1128 issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • provides guided practice that help students prepare for the various components in actual examinations
  • contains authentic stories and photographs from The Straits Times that help build students’ vocabulary, improve their general knowledge and raise their awareness of current affairs
  • is filled with rich ideas and sound advice from teachers, better equipping students with the relevant techniques that help them in practical application
  • includes skills-based exercises that give additional tips on the challenging question-types such as summary, flow chart, language for impact and vocabulary questions

The workbook’s content is developed by Straits Times Schools – the team that publishes Little Red Dot and IN – award-winning educational supplements for primary and secondary schools, respectively. It is also the driving force behind successful events such as The Big Spell and The Big Quiz.


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Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Upper Primary Edition

Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Upper Primary Edition is a workbook which

  • is based on the latest Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) format
  • is aligned with the English syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • provides guided practice that help pupils prepare for the various components in actual examinations
  • contains authentic stories and photographs from The Straits Times that help build the pupils’ vocabulary, improve their general knowledge and raise their awareness of current affairs
  • is filled with rich ideas and sound tips from teachers, better equipping pupils with the relevant skills and techniques that help them in practical application

It also includes a visually attractive section on graphics idioms – a fun way for pupils to learn new English phrases! The workbook’s content is developed by Straits Times Schools – the team that publishes Little Red Dot and IN – award-winning educational supplements for primary and secondary schools, respectively. It is also the driving force behind successful events such as The Big Spell and The Big Quiz.


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Moving Towards A Brighter Tomorrow - Parkinson Disease (Chinese)
《迈向更美好的明天:帕金森病患和看护者的必备手 册》收录了有关帕金森病最全面和最新的资讯,并向 患者和看护者传授应付患病挑战的有效方法。

这本最新版的手册,包含了关于帕金森病和管理策略 的新章节,同时也提供了改善平衡感和预防跌倒的贴 士,以及保持脑筋活跃的技巧。它也收录了看护者自 我照顾的有用信息,并介绍了新疗法的最新研究结 果。

这本书包含了:
• 经过新加坡国立脑神经医学院神经科高级顾问医生陈秋生 医生审阅和李伟护士编译,由20多名跨学科医护人员撰写 的文章。
• 关于应付帕金森病病情的各种建议——包括诊断与病程,以及症状和应对方法。
• 关于进行日常活动和沟通、解决吞咽和营养问题,以及寻 求社会支持和社区资源的各种贴士。
• 每个章节的内容总结。
• 配有照片的步步详解,教导病患如何做运动、应付跌倒的 对策、克服身体冻僵问题的各种方式,以及更多。
• 方便读者查询的有用资源信息。

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SG100? Leading thinkers envision Singapore in 2065
Compiled into one exciting volume by Chua Mui Hoong, Opinion Editor of The Straits Times, leading thinkers give their take on trends that will shape Singapore in the next 50 years.

Will there even be a Singapore?
A Lee Kuan Yew-inspired New World Order?
How to face the ‘Chinese dilemma’ as China rises?
Politics in 2065: Primal or pragmatic?
Do you still need cows, if you can 3D print beef slices?
Can robot chefs serve quality char kway teow?
Cereal made from good bacteria, for your gut’s sake?
Will driverless cars become a reality?

Futurist guru Peter Schwart, leading “global city” sociologist Saskia Sassen, Prof Tommy Koh, Prof Wang Gungwu, diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, business guru Ho Kwon Ping and other opinion leaders explore the answers to these questions with thought-provoking musings that thrill, inspire and amuse.


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Show Me the Money (Book 1)
"Every investor owes it to himself and herself to think deeply on what it means to search for value when price grabs the headlines. Hooi Ling and SPH offer a tremendous service to all with this important series of books," —LIM CHOW KIAT, Group CIO, GIC

“Your articles have a good balance of keen analytics, observation and empathy for the failings of human nature.” —LOH CHIN HUA, CEO, Keppel Corp

“Hooi Ling’s column is a must read for fellow CFAs …given her depth and width of financial analysis.” —TAN CHIN HWEE, President, CFA Singapore

$how Me The Money is all about learning how to grow your money. In easy-tounderstand language, Teh Hooi Ling brings to both layman and seasoned investor important economic concepts and the investment strategies of the world’s leading financial experts.Using real data, Teh shows you how these strategies would have worked in the Singapore market over the years and signposts the lessons to learn and pitfalls to avoid. Given the cyclical nature of the market, the insights she shares are perennial gems. More than that, $how Me The Money teaches you how to invest in stocks that are most likely to grow in value, how to balance your portfolio so that you have little to fear whatever happens in the market, and how to be ready for the next bull market.

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SINGAPORE IN TRANSITION: HOPE, ANXIETY AND QUESTION MARKS
What dark secrets lurk in Singapore’s basement?

Are Singaporeans a weak people?

Do Singaporeans really deserve their wages?

Who is more out of touch – the people or their leaders?

Why did founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew change his mind about writing his memoirs?

Han Fook Kwang, the former editor of The Straits Times, provides provocative answers to these questions and more, in this collection of 40 commentaries.

It draws from some of his best works in Singapore’s main newspaper in which he writes regularly since stepping down as its editor in 2012.

Among them are pieces on his reading of the watershed 2011 General Election and the equally surprising GE in 2015, new challenges facing the economy, what ails the medical profession and the public transport system, and the importance of a vibrant civic society.

The book also features a selection of his writings on Lee, whom he worked closely with on three books, including the bestselling Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going and One
Man’s View Of The World.

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Small Change 2- Turning cents to Dollars
Goh Eng Yeow, author of the bestselling book SMALL CHANGE – INVESTMENT MADE SIMPLE, has written a second book to demystify investing and make it interesting to the layperson.

Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, says: “Eng Yeow has an unusual knack for offering simple solutions that get to the core of a difficult financial issue while cutting out distractions which could cloud judgment.” He adds, “Knowledge is power. Only when we are proactive in learning about investing, about our risk profile and the various investment products available, can we expect to make informed decisions on what we should or should not invest in. Prudent investing is for the long term and should be diversified to include stocks, bonds, funds, ETFs, etc. I know that the mere mention of such jargon induces trepidation among some people. This isn’t helped by the fact that we live in an age where information is abundant and at times excessive. Sometimes, it is also difficult to navigate and know where to find the right investment information.”

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SUNDAYS WITH SUMIKO

Sumiko Tan wrote her first personal column as a young reporter in 1994. Over the next 22 years, her fortnightly column in The Sunday Times gathered a faithful readership and made her a household name. With heartfelt honesty, her columns chronicled the ups and downs of singlehood, working life and, when it finally happened when she was 46, married life.

Sundays with Sumiko is a collection of her most representative columns over the past two decades, exploring family, love, friends, career, dogs, death, and marriage.


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