# S G L I T F T W

In 2017,  I will embark on a 365 day journey of discovering and rediscovering Singaporean writing. As I start to place a higher regard on keeping my culture alive and heritage to heart, I thought why not read to find that indescribable Singaporean voice.

The aim is to read at least 40 books, scouring various publications as a tribute to the words that have shaped me.


--- Updated 18 October 2017 ---



Ministry of Moral Panic Amanda Lee Koe

The Tower Isa Kamari / Alfian Sa'at (trans.)

17A Keong Saik Road Charmaine Leung

City of Small Blessings Simon Tay

Spaces: People / Places Verena Tay

Spectre Verena Tay

The Last Lesson of Mrs De Souza Cyril Wong

Death of a Perm Sec Wong Souk Yee

The Earnest Mask Xi Ni Er / Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-Chun Lin (trans.)

Kappa Quartet Daryl Qilin Yam

The Billion Shop Stephanie Ye

4:30 Yeo Wei Wei

希尼尔微型小说 希尼尔

不存在的情人 英培安


N O N - F I C T I O N

1987: Singapore's Marxist Conspiracy 30 Years On Chng Suan Tze, Low Yit Leng and Teo Soh Lung (ed.)

Living with Myths in Singapore Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin and Jack Meng-Tat Chia (ed.)

The Makers & Keepers of Singapore History Loh Kah Seng and Liew Kai Khiun (ed.)

What's in the Name? Ng Yew Peng

Living in a Time of Deception Poh Soo Kai


G R A P H I C   N O V E LS

The Resident Tourist (Part 1 - 4) Troy Chin

Gone Case Dave Chua

The Garden Of Foolish Indulgences Oh Yong Hwee


A R T   &   D E S I G N

Singkarpor Aik Beng Chia

Beyond Wilderness Chua Chye Teck

Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea Inch Chua

Being Together John Clang

focas (Volume 2 - 5) Lucy Davis (ed.) / The Substation / The Necessary Stage

Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway Cornelia Erdmann and Michael Lee Hong Hwee (ed.)

The End of History Huang Wei

HDB Homes Of Singapore Keyakismos and Tomohisa Miyauchi

Building Memories Lai Chee Kien, Koh Hong Teng and Chuan Yeo

We Here Spend Time Lee Wen and Jason Wee

Histories, Practices, Interventions: A Reader in Singapore Contemporary Art Jeffrey Say and Seng Yu Jin (ed.)

9 Lives: 10 Years of Singapore Theatre The Necessary Stage (commissioned by)

Architecture and the Architect: Image-making in Singapore Virginia Who (ed.) / Do Not Design

What My Pussy Loves Liana Yang


Caterwaul Jennifer Anne Champion

Separation: A History Christine Chia

The Law of Second Marriages Christine Chia

Womango Grace Chia

Professions Amanda Chong

Lost Bodies Heng Siok Tian, Phan Ming Yen, Yong Shu Hoong and Yeow Kai Chai

Shrines & Streetlights Ho Ren Chun

The Ocean of Ambition Koh Buck Song

I Didn't Know Mani was a Conceptualist Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde

We Were Always Eating Expired Things Cheryl Julia Lee

fiftythree / zerothree Madeleine Lee

A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore Samuel Lee

Take a Word for a Walk Lin Hsin Hsin

layang-layang Ng Kwang Cheng (ed.)

Eating Air Ng Yi-Sheng

Last Boy Ng Yi-Sheng

Dreaming Cities Eddie Tay

Unfree Verse Tse Hao Guang, Joshua Ip and Theophilus Kwek (ed.)

Chasing Curtained Suns Jerrold Yam

Intruder Jerrold Yam

Scattered Vertebrae Jerrold Yam

Pretend I'm Not Here Yeow Kai Chai

Secret Manta Yeow Kai Chai

dowhile Yong Shu Hoong

The Viewing Party Yong Shu Hoong

原始笔记 陈志锐

航海纪事 陈维彪

我走在我之上 郭诗玲

逐想象而居 吴耀宗

轻信莫疑 希尼尔

日常生活 英培安

手术台上 英培安

无根的弦 英培安



The Complete Works of Kuo Pao Kun: Volume Four / Plays in English Kuo Pao Kun

Off Centre Haresh Sharma

Invitation to Treat Eleanor Wong