Angelina Choy & Han Fook Kwang (eds.)
Singapore: Straits Times Press, 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.
These 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.