Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Singapore Childhood: Our Stories Then and Now - Sharing Session

Recently, the Singapore Children’s Society published a book titled, Singapore Childhood: Our Stories Then and Now. This book traces the political, economic and social changes that have taken place over the past six decades and how they have transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. It comes in both an English and a Chinese version. The author of the English version is Ms Jaime Koh. 

I attended the launch of the book on 11 August at the National Library Building in Victoria Street.

This coming Saturday, I will participate in a Sharing Session to help to promote this book. Details are as follows:

Date/Time:   Saturday, 25 August, 11am to 1pm
Venure:   Woodlands Regional Library Programme Zone (Level 1), 900 South Woodlands Drive, Woodlands Civic Centre #01-03

Together with two other panellists, Mrs Elizabeth Peeris, a retired nurse, and Ms Zhang Tingjun, Director & Co-Founder of The Chain Reaction Project, we will be sharing sections of the book and relating them to our own experience of our childhood. The moderator is Channel News Asia’s Mr Steven Chia.

Do hope that you can attend this event which is open to the public. In the afternoon, there will be a similar session in Mandarin for the Chinese version of this book.


Dentist Austin Chicago said...

Looking forward to it.

Brian and Tess said...

Hope it goes well Chun See - I love the flyer for the event, the graphic really does a good job of contrasting the changed times - will you prefer the old days (sign of getting too old lol)!

Lam Chun See said...

Nah .. the old days are good for reminiscing; not for reliving. Life generally much harder then.

Imagine life without internet.

Lam Chun See said...

The event, I am happy to report, went quite well. But I am too lazy to write a report. You can see a photo on my Facebook page here. Thanks to my friend James Tann for taking this photo. James has even uploaded a short video clip to YouTube here.