Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Gift Idea

Christmas is just around the corner. And if you are pondering over what to get for someone who, like me, is from the baby-boomer generation, why not get him a copy of my book, Good Morning Yesterday. So far, many of my friends who have read the book have thoroughly enjoyed the trip down memory.

My book should be available at Popular, Times and Kinokuniya (best to call first). It was last seen on the shelves at the following outlets:
  • Popular @ Clementi Mall (Tel: 6514-6710)
  • Popular @ Toa Payoh (Tel: 6358-1700)
  • Popular @ United Square (Tel: 6478-2318)
  • Kinokuniya @ Ngee Ann City (Tel: 6737-5021)
  • Times @ Centrepoint (Tel: 6734-9022)
  • Times @ Plaza Singapura (Tel: 6336-8861)
  • Times @ Tampines (Tel: 6782-7017)
Besides these book stores, you can also purchase them at Haf Box and Betel Box. Haf Box deals mainly with lifestyle products for what they call “active agers”. Betel Box, on the other hand, runs a hostel and Bistro in Joo Chiat Road and also conducts heritage tours. Their details are as follows:

HAF Box Pte Ltd
19 Tanglin Road #03-32 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909
Tel: 6235-4560

Betel Box Hostel, Bistro & Tours in Singapore
200 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427471.
Tel: 6247-7340
Thanks to Catherine Ling for this photo.
Incidentally, the restaurant at Betel Box serves great Peranakan food in a traditional Singaporean ambience. They even have a special corner where you can browse and purchase Singapore heritage-related merchandise like books, dvds and heritage items.

Recently a group of us, heritage and food bloggers, were hosted to a Peranakan lunch by Betel Box’s boss, Tony Tan. Although I am not much of a ‘foodie’ – whenever I go to a food court or hawker centre, I just go for the stall with the shortest queue – I could tell that the Peranakan cuisine here was very good …. at least my fellow bloggers thought so. We were served dishes like botol kacang, ikan sumbat, ngo hiang, hae cho, asam pedas red snapper, nonya yong tau hu and laksa goreng. My favourites were the botol kacang (salad), ikan sumbat and laksa goreng. 
With Tony Tan. Behind us are display shelves of heritage merchandise, including Good Morning Yesterday the book.
Tony giving an introduction to his business and their food

Notice that only Philip Chew and I not taking any photos of the food. We were waiting for the young people to finish their obligatory shots before we could sink our teeth into this delicious salad call Botol Kacang.
Can you guess where this shot was taken? That's me in the toilet mirror. Photo courtesy of Juria T
Back to my book. If you have difficulty getting it from the above places, or if you want to get several copies, you can contact me directly at: and we will work something out.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Information on Popular’s outlets and locations here.
Information on Times’ outlets and location here.


Anonymous said...

Any plans for chinese edition release?

Lam Chun See said...

Sorry. No plans for Chinese edition yet.

Tan Siang Keng said...

I am sure your book will make a wonderful X'mas gift for those of my parents' generation. Can I purchase a copy from Dymocks?

Lam Chun See said...

TSK. Sorry not avail on Dymocks. If you are overseas, you can buy direct from me by clicking on the Paypal button on the right side of this blog. Several buyers, mostly from UK, have done that this year.