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¢± '¦ó What’s Inside the Red Box?
小红箱 大梦想 What’s Inside the Red Box?

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10 Inspiring fathers: Inspirational Stories of Love and Sacrifice of Everyday Fathers - - in English and Malay -
10 Inspiring Fathers: Inspirational Stories of Love and Sacrifice of Everyday Fathers is a bilingual book containing 10 inspiring stories from fathers who, in their own unique ways, have made the lives of their children and those around them better.

Written in both English and Malay, the book includes stories from everyday fathers as well as prominent members of the Singapore Malay community, such as former Cathay head honcho turned grassroots man Suhaimi Rafdi. It also showcases valuable insights from Singapore’s Mufti, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram.

A collaboration between Malay daily newspaper Berita Harian, the Association of Muslim Professionals and the Centre for Fathering, 10 Inspiring Fathers/Kilauan Kasih is a heartwarming and engaging read.

The book is perfect for fathers, fathers-to-be, parents or simply anyone who wants a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the challenges some fathers face to become, well, proper fathers to their children.

Through the stories of these 10 fathers, readers will gain a deeper understanding of fatherhood and learn lessons of perseverance, resilience and strength.

The Author
Norman Sawi has been a journalist with the local Malay daily Berita Harian for more than a decade. To date, he has covered crime, entertainment, lifestyle, sports and more recently politics.

The Partners
Berita Harian is Singapore’s only Malay-language daily broadsheet, serving the community since 1957. Besides coverage of local, regional and world
issues, it also highlights topics of Malay culture and traditions, arts and heritage, family, and hobbies and leisure.

The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) is an independent, non partison organisation serving Singapore’s Muslim community. An Institution of Public Character, it runs various programmes for the benefit of the community in areas such as education, training, social development and research.

The Centre for Fathering is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower fathers to be involved in their children’s lives and be better role models.

It conducts father-child programmes and fathering workshops in schools, prisons, religious organisations and companies

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48 Values From The News: The Straits Times Guide To Building Character
Study the highs and lows of the human condition using stories which make the headlines. This book highlights how the newspaper can be used in the classroom to teach values such as acceptance, compassion, loyalty, integrity, resilience and sportsmanship, among others. Its creative ideas, based on news articles, infographics, photos and comics, will prompt students to reflect on their relationships and choices, and help them gain a better understanding of their emotions, as well as who they are in relation to their schools, families and communities.

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50 Things to Love about Singapore
As Singapore marks 50 years of independence, The Straits Times (ST) has put together a book about love. This intimate study of the things we know and love about Singapore is written by some of ST’s most authoritative beat reporters. It is a dossier of modern Singapore halfway through her first century, an often surprising composite portrait of the little quirks, incongruities and rhythms of life in Singapore, which we chortle, ruminate and worry over, with familial affection but sometimes also exasperation.

It delves into the ironies of nanny state policies and political instincts that die hard among rulers and ruled alike, pricey cars and real estate, a land-scarce city which prizes greenery to the point of fashioning vertical gardens, Singapore’s prowess at the most oddball sports and penchant for setting all manner of world records, her own brand of guided multi-racialism, her citizens’ preference to complain rather than protest, the fast-growing global cult that is Singapore maths, and the skilful codeswitching that makes it so natural for Singaporeans to eat across many cultural and culinary cost divides.But enduring love is not blind. The writers do not flinch from looking at where Singapore is showing her age and what she has had to leave behind in the quest for her next edge.There is much to love about Singapore at 50. But this has been no easy ask-noquestions, take-her-as-she-is love.

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50+ THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SINGAPORE *Hot!*
Hot on the heels of the success of 50 Things To Love About Singapore, which sold over 10,000 copies, comes this updated and abridged
version in paperback.

50+ Things To Love About Singapore, edited by Susan Long and abridged by Linda Collins, welcomes you to a new view of Singapore, at 50.

It tells the quirky story of Singapore 50 years on, celebrating all its offbeat, unexpected and unheralded sides.

Prepare to be surprised as the best Straits Times writers such as political correspondent Rachel Chang and sports correspondent Rohit Brijnath give their fresh, witty insider takes on a country you thought you thought you knew so well.

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A Hakka Woman's Singapore Stories (Chinese)
出生在新加坡最显赫家族的李玮玲医生,从一个女儿、医生和爱国者 的角度叙述自己的人生,并以平易近人的笔触,探讨影响新加坡人的 种种课题。此书内容凸显了她的个性、专业、情感和执著,也反映了她 对人生、新加坡和世界、以及至亲和挚友的种种观察。书中根据不同的 主题组成章节,而后记则以六篇文章概括了两件对作者个人,甚至也对 新加坡人影响至深的事件:作者父母的逝世。
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(一)自我>>>个人––大熊猫的女儿•拥有唐吉诃德的傻劲•让人受不了的精 英主义•不愿养尊处优•一个遵循佛法的无神论者•友情与孤独•外在美与内在 美•我是运动狂•我为什么选择单身•>>>家庭––欧思礼路的简朴生活•温馨而 快乐的生日•举家出游•父母的爱情故事•心疼母亲所受的苦•当逻辑在爱面前 崩溃•我的娘惹祖母•关于显龙的家书>>>学业和工作––父母从未给我压力•
虎妈式教育•我心目中最好的补习老师•所谓医者仁心•医疗体系助长的歪风 陋习•“人类最伟大的医院”没能教会我的事•医生不该走昂贵的捷径>>>与父 亲同行––与父亲同行•新加坡人到中国•不忘老朋友•蓦然想起沦陷岁月•经得 起时间考验的古老国度•华府寄简

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Ageing with Grace (Chinese) - Åt ¤ŒhKŒ
优雅老年:看护者完全手册》是一本全面的看护工作指南。它提 供实用方法、全面的信息与支援。身为一位看护者,你可以从 中更好地了解年长者目前所面对的问题,预见未来的挑战,并 为接下来的历程做好准备。年长者可以继续过着有意义和充实 的生活,而你也能安心的照顾亲人的需要。

本书包含:
• 超过40位医疗保健专业人员的献稿
• 管理年长者的慢性病、失智症、预防跌倒、疼痛治疗、慈怀护理,
以及自我护理等方面的建议
• “贴士一览”:网罗重要资料
• 照片:明确说明如何一步一步进行运动、饮食计划、导尿管护理等
• 实用资源

目录:
[第1部: 预防性老年医学] 1 准备好迎接改变 | 1.1 为退休做好准备 | 1.2 财务管理|1.3 体检|1.4 注射疫苗 |1.5 预防跌倒 | 1.6开车与出行 || 2 身体健康 | 2.1 吃得健康 | 2.2 运动 | 2.3 骨骼与骨质疏松症 | 2.4 皮肤护理 | 2.5 口腔护理 | 2.6 足部护理 | 2.7 感官障碍 | 2.8 慢 性病 || 3 社交、心灵与心理健康 | 3.1 情绪 | 3.2心理 | 3.3 社交 | 3.4 心灵 | | 4 实用的文书项目 | 4.1 遗嘱 | 4.2持久授权书(LPA)| 4.3 预先医疗指示(AMD)| 4.4 预先护理计划(ACP) [第2部: 面临衰弱] 5 常见健康问题 | 5.1 失智症与谵妄症| 5.2 跌倒与 平衡感 | 5.3 尿失禁 | 5.4 慢性疼痛 || 6 看护工作重要事项 | 6.1 营 养 | 6.2 吞咽 | 6.3 药物管理 | 6.4 肠道护理 | 6.5 皮肤与伤口护理 ||7 入院与复健 | 7.1 降低功能退化风险 | 7.2 物理治疗 | 7.3 职能治 疗与家居改进 | 7.4 辅助器与仪器 || 8 居家护理 | 8.1 居家护理服务 | 8.2 舒缓看护者压力 [第3部: 生命终站] 9 重要事项 | 9.1 临终过程 | 9.2 人工营养与水分 | 9.3 疼痛与鸦片类止痛剂 | 9.4 看护者自我护理 || 10 临终关怀 | 10.1 临终关怀 | 10.2 临终前出院 | 10.3 弥留之际

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café | sg: A Cafe Lover’s Guide to Singapore
Singapore’s food scene is renowned for its raucous hawker centres and world-class gourmet restaurants, but in recent years it is its cosmopolitan café industry that has been charting a caffeine-fuelled course to take over the country. The island is now bursting at the seams with dozens of coffee spots, from gleaming industrial-chic java joints in the centre of town to hole-in-the wall hipster hangouts dotting nearly all residential neighbourhoods. Even the city’s local kopi stalwarts are enjoying a resurgence, with millennials newly discovering the coffee houses that once provided their grandparents with butter-enriched brews with which to wash down their kaya toast and eggs.

café | sg: A Café Lover’s Guide to Singapore, the first book of its kind here, offers a timely snapshot of this java zeitgeist sweeping the nation. This handy guide profiles 50 of the best-known and best-hidden cafés on the island, all providing their own java juices to make Singapore the city that never sleeps. Written by award-winning, coffee-loving young
journalists from The Straits Times newsroom, this volume is guaranteed to give readers a caffeine high. Accompanying the succinct but richly detailed descriptions of each café are artistic photos as well as helpful information such as price guides, websites, opening hours, addresses and walking directions from the nearest MRT station.

Published by Straits Times Press, café | sg: A Café Lover’s Guide to Singapore will be launched this year at the very first coffee-centric festival celebrating Singapore’s unique café culture.


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DISRUPTION: WHAT LIES AHEAD

What has long seemed the province of science fiction is rapidly turning into reality. Intelligent robots, self-driving cars and automated homes are emerging into everyday life, bringing with them both excitement about the progress of humankind and uncertainty about its continued relevance and role in the future. Disruption: What Lies Ahead is a compilation of features, first published in The Straits Times – Singapore’s main English daily newspaper – between May and August 2016. It explores the trends that are fundamentally reshaping Singapore‘s economy, political landscape and way of life. 


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Eureka! Lessons From The News - Great Innovators

This book is uniquely positioned to provide lesson material in line with the 5 Core Competencies of the Ministry of Education's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programme - Self Awareness, Self Management, Relationship Management Skills and Responsible Decision Making.

Eureka! contains eight inspirational stories on famous innovators from various social and cultural backgrounds, supplement with activities formulated to give children a deeper understanding of moral values.

Eureka! is fully coloured and beautifully illustrated, and is written by LRD's resident teacher-journalist to suit children aged 7 and above. To help young leaders through the the character-building lessons in the book, Dot characters highlight key points in the story and guide them through the activities in each chapter. The eight dots are:

  • Persevering Dot - The Wright Brothers, who invented the first plane after many trials and errors. 
  • Determined Dot - Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone after decades of experiments and research. 
  • Purposeful Dot - Samuel Morse, who developed an efficient code of communication for the telegraph.
  • Adventurous Dot - Ferdinand Magellan, who led an expedition to the Spice Islands.
  • Creative Dot - Michelangelo, the renowned Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.
  • Resilient Dot - Marie Curie, who overcame poverty and social prejudice to become a two-time Novel laureate.
  • Motivated Dot - Louis Braille, who devised a system of writing for the blind.
  • Innovative Dot - Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu, who has over 3,200 inventions to his name.

Each story helps explain abstract moral values to children by showing them how these values were put into action, and lets them discover how displaying these virtues can benefit themselves and others.


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