By Chua Mui Hoong Straits Times Press/Paperback/ 328 pages/$29.90/Major bookstores
In this collection of essays, The Straits Times Opinion editor and political columnist Chua takes on the disruptive applied sciences which can be displacing jobs and additional entrenching social divisions, tackling subjects from joblessness and social security nets to elitism and management transitions.
THE NAYSAYER’S BOOK CLUB
By Simon Vincent Epigram Books/Paperback/ 386 pages/$26.64/Major bookstores
Vincent, a multimedia journalist, profiles 26 figures from native civil society identified for difficult the established order, from theatre-makers Tan Tarn How and T. Sasitharan, to teachers Chua Beng Huat and Cherian George, to activist Constance Singam and journalist Kirsten Han. Each comes with a listing of really helpful studying in fiction and non-fiction (with some exceptions).
WAYSIDE FLOWERS OF SINGAPORE
By Kaw Jon Boon and Louise Neo Straits Times Press/Paperback/ 192 pages/$29.90/Major bookstores
This full-colour information by photographer and graphic designer Kaw, and Neo, who conducts botanical analysis on the National University of Singapore, is supposed to assist the general public establish 160 species of wayside flowering vegetation in Singapore, the type one may normally go by with no second look.
TIMOTHY AND THE PHUBBERS
By Ken Kwek, illustrated by Lolita Chiong Epigram Books/Paperback/ 232 pages/$13.80/Major bookstores
Timothy Pong is making an attempt to outlive Secondary 1 with no telephone. He is just too younger to personal one, in response to his mom, and so, he has not spoken to his household in years, as they convey with each other solely by way of WhatsApp. Things worsen when he’s caught together with his pants down – actually – and it goes viral on Instagram.
This is film-maker Kwek’s first youngsters’s novel, illustrated in a Quentin Blake-sque trend by Chiong.
SISTERS & SENANG: THE ISLAND PLAYS
By Jean Tay Epigram Books/Paperback/ 206 pages/$14.87/Major bookstores
This quantity brings collectively two performs by Tay in regards to the satellite tv for pc islands off the coast of Singapore.
Sisters blends the legend of Mina and Lina, the sisters after whom the Sisters Islands are named, with the real-life homicide of waitress Jenny Cheok by her boyfriend Sunny Ang.
Senang, in the meantime, revisits the 1963 jail riots on Pulau Senang.