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THE PRESIDENTS OF SINGAPORE: BENJAMIN SHEARES

THE PRESIDENTS OF SINGAPORE: BENJAMIN SHEARES

THE PRESIDENTS OF SINGAPORE: BENJAMIN SHEARES
He was a well-known doctor and professor, and was one of the leading names in obstetrics and gynaecology in Singapore for decades.

And when he was 63 years old, he was asked to be the second President of Singapore, after the first President Yusof Ishak died in 1970.

What was Benjamin Sheares like as a President? Did he continue practising as a doctor after he became President? And who described
him as “a perfect gentleman?”

The answers to these questions and more can be found in this easy-to-read book, which is targeted at upper primary and lower
secondary pupils.

It has many photographs of Benjamin Sheares and readers will enjoy seeing him in his early years, when he was a professor, and also in
more relaxed, unguarded moments.

About the series
This is the first book in a series on the Presidents of Singapore, beginning with the first three Presidents:
• The Presidents of Singapore: Yusof Ishak
• The Presidents of Singapore: Benjamin Sheares
• The Presidents of Singapore: Devan Nair

All three books come with facts about the Singapore Presidency, such as how the President is chosen and what his or her duties are.
The books will be of interest to all Singaporeans and are especially relevant in light of the Presidential Election, to be held in September.
With pages to scan for additional material To make the books more interactive and exciting for young readers,
Straits Times Press has for the first time teamed up with a Singapore headquartered company that runs an app called SnapLearn.

Users who download the free app on their mobile phones will be able to scan certain pages in the books to access additional material including videos. Each book comes with a page of simple instructions, and the pages to be scanned have an icon for easy recognition.

About the author
Edmund Lim is an educator and the author of Where’s Grandma, which won the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in 2013.
Details
Author Edmund Lim
ISBN 978-981-4747-51-6
Size 130mm X 196mm (portrait)
Extent 44 pp, limp cover
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
 
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