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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.

Our price: US$22.90
Ageing with Grace -The Complete Caregiver's Guide
“This unique resource is a collection of information, experience and professional advice that is thoughtfully designed to assist the caregivers throughout the entire journey of caregiving, beginning from positive and active ageing, managing functional and medical frailty, right through to end-of-life issues where there is an appropriate shift in the goals of care towards comfort and dignity.”
— Associate Professor Chin Jing Jih Director, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing
Divisional Chairman, Division of Integrative and Community Care
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

"Ageing with Grace: The Complete Caregiver’s Guide" is a handbook on holistic caregiving that offers practical tools, comprehensive information and support. It helps the caregiver to better understand the current issues of the older adult, anticipate future challenges, and be well prepared for the journey ahead. The older adult can continue to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. The caregiver too, will be able to find peace of mind as he tends to his loved one.

This book contains:
• Contributions from over 40 multi-disciplinary health care professionals
• Advice on various aspects, from managing the older adult’s chronic diseases, dementia, fall prevention, wound care and terminal discharge, to self-care for the caregiver
• Quick tips – essential information at a glance
• Clear step-by-step instructions with photographs – in the areas of exercise, diet planning, urinary catheter management and many more
• List of helpful resources in the community

Be At The Table or Be On The Menu A Singapore Memoir
Picks up where Prof Jayakumar's book Diplomacy left off. It gives the broad range of his experience as an academic and Dean in the Law Faculty, as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and as a Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister in the Singapore Cabinet, serving alongside Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong and Lee Hsien Loong. The book also offers rare glimpses of the child and the student that perhaps hinted at his future roles. This part of the book will surprise even those who think they knew him well.

The book's subtitle "A Singapore Memoir" is apt, because Prof Jayakumar's story is very much the story of Singapore's challenges since the early years of independence. Typically, Prof Jayakumar does not simply tell a story; his intention is to show why he and indeed all of us have a part to play in keeping the Singapore Story going.

Our price: US$21.00
Can Singapore Survive?
This book poses the question that Singaporeans must wrestle with: can we survive as an independent city-state? Kishore Mahbubani believes that Singaporeans must always ask the question because constant reflection and self-examination should be a part of the core DNA of all Singaporeans. His goal in this book is to create and enhance this culture of reflection among all Singaporeans.

He gives three answers in this book: Yes, No & Maybe.

With these three answers, he attempts to sketch three different scenarios for Singapore’s future. There is logic behind this, as we cannot predict the future. We can, however, prepare for the future by telling stories about what the future could be like.

Besides his substantive Introduction, this book offers some of Kishore’s best essays on Singapore, taken from his Think-Tank and Opinion columns in The Straits Times, as well as contributions to Guardian News, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Davos World Economic Forum’s Forum News Daily, and the “Innovations for Successful Societies” Oral History Project of Princeton University.

Our price: US$25.00
Chasing Rainbows
Beautiful and elusive, rainbows have long been held as a symbol of hopes
and dreams. Everyone yearns to chase their own rainbows, reaching out as
far as their horizons can stretch. In the course of such pursuits, the wheels
of fortune and fate turn mysteriously ...
When Lau Chia Bing aspired to be a martial arts scholar serving the
Qing Dynasty court, he had no idea if it would lead to fulfillment or
Fueled by a burning passion for his motherland, Chu Chi Chok did not
expect the fervent pursuit of his ideals to lead him to the love of his life,
and also cost him the greatest loss he could ever bear.
Lau Lee Shiam hungered for education, but never dreamt that her quest
for knowledge would bring her much joy and hope, as well as much pain
and tragedy later in life.
Chasing Rainbows spans more than a century, tracing the adventures
– and misadventures – of four generations of a Chinese family that had
sunk roots in Singapore and Malaya. Told with heartfelt earnest, the true,
compelling accounts of this extraordinary family and their flaming desires
is an inspiring story about chasing rainbows that are close to their hearts.

Our price: US$22.40
Foul! The Inside Story of Singapore Match Fixers
A few years ago, Fifa’s then head of security, Chris Eaton, announced that Singapore “(seemed) to have an academy of match fixers”. This was followed by Europol’s revelation that 680 football matches worldwide had been fixed with strong roots to a Singapore-based syndicate. Just who are these match fixers – or “Kelong Kings”, as they are locally known – whose deeds have placed Singapore on the world map for all the wrong reasons? Foul! The inside story of Singapore match fixers unveils the untold story of prominent Singaporean match fixers who have so boldly plied their trade on the international football scene.

How long will The Beautiful Game be tainted? Will the fight against match fixing ever be won?

This book will let you know the odds.

• a comprehensive, non-fiction account of the situation
• inner mechanisms of a match-fixing syndicate
• trade secrets and tricks on and off the pitch
• manifold layers of a dirty business steeped in violence and trickery
• assault, suicide, murder and other deadly repercussions
• undercover sting-ops by private investigators
• first-hand interviews with the infamous Wilson Raj Perumal and other local Kelong Kings of past and present
• official statements and action of local and international authorities
• current scoreline of the fight against match fixing

About the Author
Zaihan Mohamed Yusof is a senior correspondent with The New Paper. He has written over 140 investigative reports on global football match-fixing
syndicates. In the last two years, he has become one of the leading experts on the topic, particularly in Asia. His views have been sought after by international
publications and quoted in Al Jazeera, BBC, ESPN, The New York Times, Radio France, The Financial Times and AFP, to name a few. In 2012, he was awarded
Journalist of the Year and Story of the Year at the Singapore Press Holdings’ English/Malay Newspaper Division Annual Awards 2011.

Our price: US$14.00
Lee Kuan Yew: a tribute
LEE KUAN YEW: a tribute is a keepsake collection of stories on Singapore’s first prime minister, initially published in The Straits Times from 23 to 27 March 2015. It captures Lee Kuan Yew’s impact on Singaporeans and on the geopolitical stage, in tributes from his colleagues, family and friends, and essays by the newspaper’s most seasoned political journalists.

Our price: US$20.00
Living The Singapore Story Celebrating our 50 years 1965 - 2015
Living The Singapore Story is about Singapore, all 50 years of it as an independent nation. It is not a history book, or about its politics or its national leaders. It is about the people of Singapore and the stories they have to tell, in their own words. They come from all walks of life - policeman, soldier, doctor, nurse, car salesman, bus driver, teacher, businessman, architect and more - reflecting the diversity that is Singapore. Some are well-known personalities you may recognise but many are ordinary folks.

There are personal stories, of the lives they led, the jobs they did, the challenges they faced, the things they enjoyed doing. Collectively, they tell the story of a people overcoming the odds to build a nation. As Singapore marks its 50th anniversary, their stories, in this book commissioned by the National Library Board and produced by Straits Times Press, are worth celebrating.

Our price: US$15.00
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.

Our price: US$10.60
Moving Towards A Brighter Tomorrow-Parkinson Disease
Provides comprehensive and current information on Parkinson disease and the effective ways in which people with Parkinson and their caregivers can cope with the challenges of this condition.

This latest edition features new chapters on Parkinson disease and its management strategies, while providing tips on improving balance and preventing falls, and techniques to keep the mind active. It also includes useful information on self-care for caregivers and presents the latest research findings on potential new treatments.

Our price: US$19.00