SINGAPORE – Book lovers can visit the Singapore Book Fair at the National Library building in Victoria Street and the nearby Bras Basah Complex from June 4-12.
The annual event, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is organized by Chinese media group SPH Media Trust.
It will include nine new book launches, talks from local and foreign authors, and workshops for adults and children.
About fifteen booksellers and publishers take part in the event.
Communications and Information Minister Josephine Teo and Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information Rahayu Mahzam will be at the opening ceremony at the National Library Building Plaza on June 5 at 1 p.m.
This will be followed by a mini-concert of xinyao (locally composed Mandarin songs) in the central atrium of the Bras Basah complex from 3pm.
Highlights from the event include:
– A panel discussion on recovery from stroke, based on the book A Cry In The Dark: A Stroke Survivor’s Story Of Hope And Recovery by Terence Ang and Radiance Leong. The June 6 event, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., features Dr. Shamala Thilarajah, President of the Singapore National Stroke Association, Dr. Moses Koh, Associate Consultant at Sengkang General Hospital, and Ms. Evelyn Koh, Founder of ‘Aphasia SG, which supports people with aphasia. and their caregivers. Aphasia usually occurs after a patient suffers a stroke and affects their ability to communicate. Location: The Pod (level 16) at the National Library
– A conference and book sharing, America: A Singapore Perspective, June 10, 2-3:30 p.m., with the editors, Professor Tommy Koh, Singapore’s Goodwill Ambassador, and Mr. Daljit Singh, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute. The conference will be moderated by the foreign editor of the Straits Times, Bhagyashree Garekar. Venue: The Pod of the National Library
– Launch of the book Always Have Enough Money and conference by author Tan Ooi Boon, editor of ST Invest, on June 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Basement 1 of the National Library