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Low crime does not mean no crime

Meet the authors of “Crime Scene: Singapore”, the first ever anthology of Singapore crime fiction, at a special crime night to be held on Saturday 29 January at Prologue bookstore in ION Orchard from 8pm till 11pm. Join the authors and bookstore staff in games of Cluedo and a criminology quiz.

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Well done Gerrie Lim! One of Monsoon’s authors is voted in at #23 spot in a CNN ranking of 30 people who have shaped Singapore … a shame he didn’t place higher than Ah Meng the orangutan though. The power list: 30 people who have shaped Singapore Artists, architects and the wife of Singapore’s founding [...]

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‘In the Footsteps of Raffles’ with Nigel Barley Tuesday, 29 June, 7.00 – 8.30 pm Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building Want to find out more about Sir Stamford Raffles in the most humourous and insightful way? Or how to write historical fiction? Nigel Barley is the author of twenty books, academic and popular, [...]

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barcodes for books at barcodes4books.com

Publishers, authors, cover designers and printers now have a cheap and easy resource to have their ISBNs converted into .eps ISBN barcodes at www.barcodes4books.com. Books featuring barcodes from barcodes4books appear on books selling all over the world. At only US$9.90 a barcode, this is one of the cheapest sources of barcodes on the internet. Check [...]

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Bring the kids down to The Shophouse, Gillman Village (off Alexandra Rd, Singapore), this Thursday 26 Nov for balloon twisting and a magic show. The monthly bazaar at The Shophouse will be open late—until 8pm—to allow for some serious Christmas shopping. Bored husbands can grab a burger from the BBQ, listen to the live jazz [...]

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Dr Nigel Barley, popular author and former curator of The British Museum, will be speaking at the Asian Civilisations Museum on Saturday 15 August. Dr Barley will review some of the odd relationships between collectors and their collections, ranging from Stamford Raffles in Java to the British navy in Africa and sets them within the [...]

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If you’re in Singapore, come down to The Shophouse Fair today at 22 Lock Road, Gillman Village (behind Little Bali, off Alexandra Road) for lots of exciting goodies, including books from Monsoon (at up to 30% off bookstore prices!). There’s wine and food, and activities for the kids. The fair is housed in a furniture [...]

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Olive Leibovitz

Photographer-cum-babysitter Collin shooting a mountain of roti prata (roti canai) … Collin shooting, Ming styling, chilli crab and fried man tou sitting pretty …

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Olive in the news …

Olive made it into the latest issue of “Singapore Magazine”, the magazine published by the Singapore International Foundation and distributed to Singaporeans living abroad and to individuals and companies outside of Singapore that have a Singapore connection or interest. “The father of a mohawked baby girl gives his take on Singapore” is how I’m introduced! [...]

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down and out in Manila

I’m blogging from the poolside of the Philippines’ dodgiest hotel, located in Pasay City on Manila Bay. At the table on my left is a party of loud Russians, sporting tattoos and thick gold bracelets on their massive, hairy arms. And those are just the girls. To my right sits a couple of chain-smoking Arab [...]

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UK’s The Telegraph

Ooh, we made The Telegraph! Even baby Olive got a mention, kind of. To read more, click here.

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I’m stuck in Cultural Revolution mode. I finished reading Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem (scroll down or click here to see earlier post) and loved it. I then travelled halfway round the world to present-day Peterborough (!) with Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother and really disliked this book (but enjoyed his first book The Curious [...]

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51st state

I saw this funny shipping note stuck to the side of a pallet of goods sent from USA to Singapore and stored in the same warehouse that I use. The delivery address has Singapore belonging to the Republic of USA.

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Olive press

Olive’s going to be in the international press! Today a writer for The Weekly Telegraph, the overseas edition of the UK’s The Daily Telegraph, interviewed Phil in Singapore and she noticed Olive’s photo on his desk. She took down Olive’s name and asked whether she could mention the new arrival in the article. Of course! [...]

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Party pooper

Party pooper Olive managed to sleep through the first party she ever attended. I guess we should be thankful for that. Eric and Mayumi threw a house-warming-cum-fourth birthday party for son Isaac. Not only did Olive sleep through somebody’s birthday party, she even received a present! Lucky girl. Mayumi gave Olive a collection of poems [...]

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falling in love … geek-style

I haven’t updated the blog in a while as I’m busy working on two other websites, one of which is due to be launched at the end of the month. I’ve just discovered and fallen in love with Joomla, an open-source content management system and web application framework. I’m used to using Dreamweaver but I [...]

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Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong

I’m down with a cold so I’ve been relieved of all baby duties, and for the first time in two weeks I’m able to return to reading “Wolf Totem” by Jiang Rong. I was waiting for the English translation of this epic Chinese tale for months so when I saw the Penguin edition in PageOne [...]

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Missing work …

Although I’m really enjoying changing nappies and feeding Dumpling at 3am, I am missing my work. Last night I missed one of Monsoon’s best book launches yet! Irish forensic psychologist Grace McClurg launched her recently released “Straits and Narrow” at The Arts House to a packed house that included the British High Commissioner and the [...]

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review in today’s Star newspaper

The Star 23.3.08 Sip slowly to relish Review by SHARON BAKAR A blogger who shifted from the screen to the printed page offers a very personal book that it is also a cultural record of a time and place greatly changed. GROWING UP IN TRENGGANU By Awang Goneng Publisher: Monsoon Books, 336 pages ISBN: 978-9810586928 [...]

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