飯飯之輩 How To Eat◎江夏二郎平常價 $27.00
This bilingual book is compiled from a gastronomy column in Lianhe Zaobao, written and translated into English by Dr Wong Chiang Yin (alias Jiang Xia Er Lang 江夏二郎), the Executive Director and Group CEO of Thomson Medical Group. He is a medical professional with an eye for finer details about eating well. He shares with us many interesting observations and insight about everyday dishes and the culture of eating.
Early Hawkers in Singapore, 1920s to 1930s ◎Translated by Lai Chee Kien, Illustrations by Chang Yang.平常價 $32.00
The hawker centre is an integral part of Singapore's urban landscape. As they are now easily found all around the island, many may not be aware that the concept of housing hawkers within designated space was not common before Singapore's independence in 1965. Instead, hawkers plied the streets on foot, toting their wares in portable makeshift stalls.
Illustrator Chang Yang captured the street hawkers from the 20s and 30s in a series titled "Our Vanishing Street Hawkers" (消失了的过街小贩), which ran in of the Singapore's Chinese evening dailies, the Lianhe Wanbao, from 1987 - 1988. Accompanying the illustrations were informative passages, describing in details how the hawkers conducted business, where they could be found, the types of customers they attracted and even the hawker's outfits.
This book published by Focus Publishing and the National Heritage Board features the full series of 128 illustrations, with their accompanying text translated into English by Dr. Lai Chee Kien. Dr. Lai also writes in detail on the history of hawker centres in Singapore, and presents a visual and analysis of Chan Yang's illustrations.
Words of Wisdom Vol 1 點智慧1（英文版）◎Master Hsing Yun, translated by Tham Wai Mun平常價 $29.00
“Word of Wisdom” is an inspiring collection of Venerable Master Hsing Yun, which have been reprinted from his daily column in the Shin Min Daily. Penned by Shin Min Editor Bernard Choo, the column offers a wide array of topics concerning our daily life, ranging from good health and longevity, marriage and wealth.
Dr Tham Wai Mun has taught courses on translation in various institutions, such as Confucius Institute of NTU, Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM), and National University of Singapore (NUS).