Susan Long (ed.)
Singapore: Straits Times Press, 2015
Hot on the heels of the success of 50 Things To Love About Singapore, which sold over 10,000 copies, comes this updated and abridged version in paperback.
50+ Things To Love About Singapore, edited by Susan Long and abridged by Linda Collins, welcomes you to a new view of Singapore, at 50.
It tells the quirky story of Singapore 50 years on, celebrating all its offbeat, unexpected and unheralded sides.
Prepare to be surprised as the best Straits Times writers such as political correspondent Rachel Chang and sports correspondent Rohit Brijnath give their fresh, witty insider takes on a country you thought you thought you knew so well.
Like Singapore's love for acronyms, world records and valiant-in-defeat footballers. Like its reverence for all things green, including the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which has been inscribed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like its peculiar brand of multi-racialism that is legislated, and trade unionism minus the strikes. Like its dubious honour of being the reigning world No. 1 for the highest obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) rates.
Be moved as a nation collectively mourns the death of its founding father and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The ending? Not at all predictable.
It's an open invitation to scribble your own chapters and shape your very own Singapore story.