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“BooksActually”   Yogesh Tulsi   Originally set up on the second floor of a shophouse in Telok Ayer in 2005 by entrepreneur Kenny Leck, BooksActually celebrated its 10-year anniversary last year. An exhibition entitled “10 Years of BooksActually” was held at The Substation showcasing artifacts spanning the bookstore’s history and its several changes over the […]

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“City Book Room”   Tan Waln Ching Translation of Essay in Mandarin (Below)     I love books, so it is my destiny to be in the publishing and bookshop industry.   I am from Malaysia, and came to Singapore in 2003 when I was admitted into the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National […]

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Interview with Mr Yeo San Chai ( Yeo Oi Sang) of Xinhua Cultural Enterprises (S) Pte Ltd 29 November 2015   Edited by Loh Miao Ping *Abridged Translation of the Interview, Originally Conducted in Mandarin (Below)       s/pores: We would like to conduct an interview with you to understand the state of Chinese-language […]

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“The Intellectual Legacy of Kampung Glam”   Fadli Fawzi and Faris Joraimi   Kampung Glam today is a mixture of Middle Eastern cafes and shops catering to tourists. It would be difficult to contemplate that the area was once the centre of intellectual life not only of the Malay Muslim community in Singapore but the […]

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“Wardah” by Faris Joraimi

“Wardah”   Faris Joraimi     The recognition of the transformative power of knowledge over the human condition has led to many societies’ reverence of the written word. Today, the world turns its back on the paperbound book as the internet allows instantaneous access to the work of scholars past and present. Learning is quick […]

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