Tag: Books

At-home Chronicles: Chee Soon Juan suggests “some good old-fashioned reading” to pass the time

As Singapore delves deeper into the month-long circuit breaker measure which has many confined to their homes, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee Soon Juan has been providing Singaporeans with ideas to pass the time. Though in a previous post, he urged people to...

Did novelists predict Wuhan coronavirus in 1981 and 2008?

Two novels have gone viral after people noticed the eerie similarity between the viruses mentioned in them and the very real Covid-19 virus which has spread to multiple countries today. The first book, titled The Eyes of Darkness, was by thriller writer Dean Koontz. According to...

Hindus seek apology from Selena Gomez & Puma for cultural insensitivity in new ad campaign

Hindus are seeking an apology from Hollywood singer-actress Selena Gomez and multinational sports brand Puma for 'blatant cultural insensitivity' in their recent advertising campaign. The advertisement shows Gomez standing-sitting-foot resting on books. Books commanded immense respect among Hindus who saw a reflection of goddess Sarasvati in...

MPH Bookstore will shut down its last two branches by September, but it might not be their final farewell

Book lovers, get your tissues out. Favoured book haunt MPH Bookstores has announced that they are closing their last two outlets in Singapore — Raffles City and Parkway Parade — by July 28 and September 1, respectively. But that might not be the end of the...

How the library shaped my life

By Benjamin Cheah Books are my life. As a reader, I look for books that take me inside someone else’s vision or tell me something interesting about the world. As a writer, I seek fresh material to study. Growing up, libraries were a second home. They...