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POSTCATS - Colouring Book
Straits Times Press, in collaboration with Singapore Post, is launching POSTCATS – the firs t of a series of exclusive postcard colouring books – filled with 20 beautifully illustrated images of cats in Singapore.

Featuring felines of all shapes and sizes, manner of expressions and poses, these ‘awww-esomely’ adorable and inquisitive creatures are depicted in various situations alongside quintessentially Singaporean items. Not only will they put a smile to your face, the quirky titles which accompany every piece – puns such as “MerCat”, “Meowcisians”, “Procatsination” and “Meow Shan Wang” – are guaranteed to tickle the funn y bone in you!

Only 1,800 of these limited edition PostCATS postcard colouring books will be printed. Each book contains 20 postcards with local pre-paid postage. It is the ‘purrrfect’ gift for you and your loved ones — we aren’t ‘kittying’ you. Grab your copy now!


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RAHSIA KELUARGA BESTARI 20 contoh dari Singapura lahirkan anak pintar

Sebuah buku yang mengisahkan kejayaan 20 keluarga Melayu/Islam Singapura. Cerita-cerita ini telah diterbitkan di akhbar bahasa Melayu Singapura, Berita Harian, dan telah diterima baik oleh pembaca, dengan ramai daripada mereka menyarankan agar siri ini dibukukan. Dalam cerita-cerita ini, ibu bapa berkongsi tip dan panduan tentang cara membesarkan anak-anak pintar, berkelakuan baik dan berjaya. Ibu bapa berkongsi cabaran yang mereka hadapi dalam membesarkan keluarga mereka dan bagaimana mereka mengatasinya. Adalah diharapkan bahawa cerita-cerita ini akan memberi inspirasi kepada ibu bapa dan anak-anak mereka untuk memburu kejayaan.

“Siri ini memaparkan laluan kejayaan 20 keluarga membentuk anak-anak mereka sehingga cemerlang dalam pelajaran dan kehidupan masing-masing. Saya diberitahu siri ini mendapat sambutan positif di kalangan pembaca. Justeru, penerbitan buku Rahsia Keluarga Bestari sebagai kompilasi siri tersebut, bertepatan kerana tahun ini Yayasan Mendaki meraikan 35 tahun perjalanan bersama masyarakat kita. Saya berharap pengalaman serta panduan yang dikongsi 20 keluarga ini dapat mencetus inspirasi dan menyemai iltizam di kalangan para pembaca.’’ —Dr Yaacob Ibrahim


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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : CIVIL SOCIETY
CIVIL SOCIETY

This book documents the development of civil society in Singapore from the colonial era to the present day. It examines the relevance of the concept to Singapore and examines the working arrangement that state and civil society have arrived at. It discusses the legal and other mechanisms that shape the functioning of civil society, and explores key trends that will influence governability and the tenor of democracy in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : CPF
CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND

Since its inception in 1953, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), the mandatory savings scheme, has evolved to meet Singaporeans’ housing and investment aspirations as well as retirement needs while Singapore progressed from Third World to First. The story of the CPF reflects the economic history and social development of Singapore. CPF policies are aligned with national objectives – economic growth, macroeconomic stability, asset-building and savings for health and retirement. The CPF’s intricate connection with housing financing has made Singapore’s social protection system a unique social innovation in the world. With an ageing population, the CPF will continue to explore more ways to stay relevant to retirement and other needs. As the choice architect, the CPF Board needs to anticipate behavioural responses and manage the expectations of its members.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : EMERGENCY
EMERGENCY

This book examines the origins of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) in the inter-War years and its subsequent development against the wider backdrop of the Cold War. The chameleon-like CPM, in its determined quest to set up a Communist Republic of Malaya and Singapore, mounted a violent rural insurgency in Malaya and later shifted to urban subversion of the bourgeoning anti-colonial left-wing movement in Singapore itself. It was a gambit that almost succeeded. Contemporary Singapore’s emphasis on law and order cannot be understood without reference to its long twilight struggle with the CPM, a fateful conflict that ended only in 1989.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : ENERGY
ENERGY

Starting with a condensed history of the beginnings of Singapore’s oil industry since 1870, this book describes how Singapore emerged by the early 1980s as the “East of Suez” hub for oil refining, petrochemicals manufacturing and trading, and an important supplier of offshore vessels, equipment and services for the oil and gas industries in Southeast Asia and beyond. By then, it had also consolidated its position as the oil price discovery centre for the Asia-Pacific time zone, attaining an importance to global oil markets comparable to New York and London. Critical policy issues facing government planners in energy security, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are also discussed to inform the reader of the key issues related to the story of oil in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : FOOD
FOOD

Singapore’s reputation as a food paradise reflects its position at the intersection of four culinary cultures: Chinese, Malay, Indian and European. This book discusses these influences and traces changes in cooking practices and eating habits that have produced
a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city known for the variety of the dining experiences it offers. These range from fish-head curry and laksa lemak to chilli crab, raw fish salad and mee goreng. Dishes such as these attest to a unique culinary heritage which lives on
in both high-end restaurants and the hawker centres that dot the gastronomic map of Singapore.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : GATEWAYS
GATEWAYS

Singapore has leveraged on its strategic location and open economy to become a global maritime and logistics centre. In particular, the port has grown from being just a terminal for ships to berth in, to hosting a maritime industry. On the aviation front, Singapore has moved from a mere airfield in Kallang to Changi Airport, among the best in the world and connected to more than 200 cities. There is also a vibrant aerospace industry. However, intense challenges lie ahead. This book examines how Singapore needs to raise the bar to remain a strategic gateway to the region and the rest of the world.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : GOVERNANCE
GOVERNANCE

Good governance is at the heart of Singapore’s development, forged in the furnace of the early challenges that Singapore faced after Independence, and shaped by its leaders to refl ect their long-term vision. This book chronicles key aspects of Singapore’s governance – such as incorruptibility, pragmatism and meritocracy – and demonstrates how institutions, policies and strategies combined to play a critical role in Singapore’s transformation from a Third to a First World nation. It offers references for readers to understand the origins of Singapore’s public policy and principles of governance.

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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE

Understanding language use is particularly challenging in a cosmopolitan city-state such as Singapore, with its multi-ethnic society that recognises four official languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. This book reviews and discusses the changing language use patterns within Singapore society from Independence till today. It looks particularly at how they have been influenced by and, in turn, shape the state’s language policies executed through education, language campaigns, mass media and so on. It also illustrates how language management by the Government is challenged by the emergence of colloquial forms such as Singlish, which is embraced by some citizens as uniquely Singaporean.

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