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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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VINTAGE LEE - Landmark speeches since 1955
In his 60 years as a politician, 31 of them as Prime Minister, Mr Lee delivered
thousands of speeches. This book contains 33 that stand out because
they are the clearest and most hard-hitting on issues he considered of
fundamental importance – race, language, good government, defence,
talent and succession. Some mark milestones on Singapore’s journey
to independence and success. Others are plain inspiring because Mr Lee
speaks of facing life with courage and fighting for what one believes in.
This selection was made after consulting SPH editors past and present,
including Cheong Yip Seng, Patrick Daniel and Han Fook Kwang.

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WHAT’S INSIDE THE RED BOX?
This is a story about a box that holds big dreams for a little country.

There is a man whose red box is always by his side. What’s inside the red box? Three children are determined to find out. Little could they have imagined what’s inside it!

This book is inspired by Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his red box, which he used while he was in political office. It contained his work – papers, speech drafts, letters, readings, notes and cassette tapes with his recorded instructions.

Today, the red box has become a symbol of his unwavering passion for and dedication to Singapore. What’s Inside The Red Box? gives children a peek into the big dreams Mr Lee had for the nation.

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One Man's View of the World - Lee Kuan Yew (CHINESE)
In this book, Lee draws on that wealth of experience and depth of insight to offer his views on today’s world and what it might look like in 20 years. This is no dry geopolitical treatise. Nor is it a thematic account of the twists and turns in global affairs. Instead, in this broad-sweep narrative that takes in America, China, Asia and Europe, he parses their society, probes the psyche of the people and draws his conclusions about their chances for survival and just where they might land in the hierarchy of tomorrow’s balance of power. What makes a society tick? What do its people really believe? Can it adapt?

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One Man's View of the World by Lee Kuan Yew
In this book, Lee draws on that wealth of experience and depth of insight to offer his views on today's world and what it might look like in 20 years. This is no dry geopolitical treatise. Nor is it a thematic account of the twists and turns in global affairs. Instead, in this broad-sweep narrative that takes in America, China, Asia and Europe, he parses their society, probes the psyche of the people and draws his onclusions about their chances for survival and just where they might land in the hierarchy of tomorrow's balance of power.

What makes a society tick? What do its people really believe? Can it adapt?

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Lee Kuan Yew - A Life in Pictures
Mr Lee Kuan Yew turns 90 this September. To commemorate his birthday, The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao – flagship newspapers of the Singapore Press Holdings – have put together a unique collection of photographs in a pictorial book capturing his public and private life. This pictorial is a carefully-curated collection of about 480 photographs, including more than 100 never-before-published pictures selected from over 35,000 photographs from a wide range of sources, including Mr Lee’s personal albums.

Published in large format on high-quality art paper, Lee Kuan Yew: A Life in Pictures brings readers on a visual journey with rare glimpses into the life of the man who helped build Singapore. Organised in six chapters, this pictorial is a snapshot of Mr Lee’s life from his early childhood to his entry into the rough and tumble of politics in the 1950s, through the battle for the hearts and mind of Singaporeans and the nation building years that transformed this country into what it is today.

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Singapore Raw:25 Stories from 25 years of news, emotion, wow
Published in commemoration of The New Paper’s 25th anniversary,Singapore Raw: 25 stories from 25 years of news, emotion, wow contains 25 of its most memorable stories over the years. These are stories of love and hate, joy and despair, sacrifice and loss. Some you’ll remember, others you may have forgotten, and then, there are
those which you may have missed. Time has passed since these individuals and their stories were first published in The New Paper. How are they? Where are they now? Have they moved on? What are their plans? The New Paper team fanned out island-wide and beyond, retracing old steps and breaking new grounds as they checked in with the various persons to find out how they have been. Those featured include Singapore’s favourite football son Fandi Ahmad; eight-year-old Bryan Liu, who found a kidney donor through The New Paper; the infamous former international porn star Annabel Chong; disgraced ex-diplomat and former Romanian chargé d’affaires in Singapore Silviu Ionescu, among many others. They comprise of recaps, as well as the latest updates. Weaved in between the pages are also stories not in the traditional
sense of the word, but are nevertheless, narratives that make up the rich, unique tapestry of The New Paper. These include the history and evolution of The New Paper Big Walk, visual coverage of news, movies and of course, its very passionate, fever-pitch expert coverage of football – from the Malaysia Cup, the S-League, the English Premier League, to even the European Championships and the World Cup. Whether it is a piece of breaking news, an issue, a controversy, an incident or a dispute, at the very core, The New Paper always tells stories. Stories of people and human emotions engaged and played out in the daily drama of life. This is where The New Paper has its roots – deep in the hearts of the everyday man.

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Small Change- Investment Made Simple
SMALL CHANGE : INVESTMENT MADE SIMPLE tells you how to grow your nest egg simply by adjusting your approach to making investments. Goh Eng Yeow, who has spent decades around financial markets and writing about investing, reveals why some people make millions while others fail badly; how financial disasters can be golden opportunities for those with the right attitude; and how to apply common sense in making investment picks.

In 30 incredibly easy-to-read chapters, we learn how to, among other things, get lucky by thinking positive; find your way out of a financial maze; adopt an investment strategy for all seasons; go on the trail of smart money. Also not to let emotions cloud your judgment; or to invest by numbers; or bank on the "greater fool" theory.

As Magnus Bocker says of this book, Goh Eng Yeow makes the important distinction between investing and speculating. This he does by using anecdotes including his own investment history. An inspirational book that can be read in one sitting, before making the next New Year's resolution on growing your money.

THE AUTHOR: Goh Eng Yeow, The Straits Times senior markets correspondent for almost three decades, also spent some years as a stock market dealer with Morgan Grenfell Asia Securities and did a stint as executive director in a public-listed company. For a while, he helmed the "Market Talk" column for US wires agency Dow Jones Newswires.
He has spent much of his life educating the investing public on financial literacy through his "Small Change" and "Cai Jin" columns in The Straits Times. In 2006, he was named the Best Financial Journalist of the Year by the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (Sias). Business Times, in writing about his award, observed that he was known to be a champion of minority shareholders. In 2013, he received the SIAS Outstanding Commentaries Award.

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Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

Why is Lee so hard on his political opponents? Could the PAP ever lose its grip on power? Are the younger leaders up to the mark? Will growing religiosity change Singapore for the better of worse? How will rising giants China and India affect Singapore’s fortunes? Why is rich Singapore so parsimonious when spending on the poor and disadvantaged? Why the drive to attract immigrants despite Singaporeans’ discomfiture? Lee, fielding these and many other questions in the book and on DVD, is combative, thought-provoking and controversial. You may not agree with Lee, but you will find yourself challenged to consider the reasons for his views.


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Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going (CHINESE)

Why is Lee so hard on his political opponents? Could the PAP ever lose its grip on power? Are the younger leaders up to the mark? Will growing religiosity change Singapore for the better of worse? How will rising giants China and India affect Singapore’s fortunes? Why is rich Singapore so parsimonious when spending on the poor and disadvantaged? Why the drive to attract immigrants despite Singaporeans’ discomfiture? Lee, fielding these and many other questions in the book and on DVD, is combative, thought-provoking and controversial. You may not agree with Lee, but you will find yourself challenged to consider the reasons for his views.


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