Straits Times Press Books :: Biography :: THE PRESIDENTS OF SINGAPORE: YUSOF ISHAK



Every time we use a Singapore bank note, we see his face – the face of Yusof Ishak, the first President of Singapore.

But did you know that he had to overcome challenges in his life and was also a champion in sports such as weightlifting and boxing?

And not many people know that when he got married, in 1949, he and his wife lived in a kampung house with no electricity – the
couple used kerosene lamps for light.

This book, which is targeted at upper primary and lower secondary pupils, will make this icon of Singapore come alive. It is suitable for
anyone who wants an overview of the life and background of the first President of Singapore.

General readers will come away with a better appreciation of him as a leader, a newspaperman and a family man, and will enjoy the
many photographs of Yusof Ishak, at formal occasions and in less formal 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 Grandm, which won the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in 2013.
Author Edmund Lim
ISBN 978-981-4747-50-9
Size 130mm X 196mm (portrait)
Extent 60 pp, limp cover
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
Our price: US$9.00

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