Dealing With An Ambiguous World By Bilahari Kausikan
One of Singapore's top diplomats, Bilahari Kausikan was the Institute of Policy Studies' (IPS) 2015/16 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the five public IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between January and May 2016, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.
Kausikan gives a frank and dispassionate assessment of the international environment in the post-Cold War era and the geopolitical uncertainties that have emerged. In particular, he analyses the nature of US-China relations, the broad underlying factors in the South China Sea disputes and ASEAN's attempts to maintain order, and the role that human rights and democracy have played in international relations. He concludes by suggesting what Singapore needs to do to cope with the complexities that lie ahead, in this age without definition.
The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow, who is appointed annually, delivers between four and six lectures each year to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.
Ocean In A Drop, The - Singapore: The Next Fifty Years By Ho Kwon PingThe IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in 2014. It is part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The Fellowship was set up to fund further research into public policy, with the S R Nathan Fellow, who is appointed annually, delivering between four and six lectures each year.
These lectures aim to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest. Ho Kwon Ping was the 2014/15 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains the five IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between October 2014 and April 2015, as well as highlights of the accompanying dialogue with the audience. In his lectures, Ho looks forward to the next 50 years, offering innovative ideas and robust views on how governance and key institutions can evolve to ensure the sustainable continuation of Singapore - the 'improbable nation'. This book illuminates Ho's vision of a cohesively diverse Singapore lasting beyond the lifespan of his generation, and aims to get the young to ponder and discuss the kind of home, and future, they wish for.
Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two By Jason Erik Lundberg
The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Two gathers twenty-four of the finest stories from Singaporean writers published in 2013 and 2014, selected from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections. These pieces examine life in Singapore, as well as beyond its borders to Toronto, California, Shanghai, Andhra Pradesh, Pyongchon and Paris, as well as to the distant past and the far future. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s introduction and an extensive list of honourable mentions for further reading.
Coding for Kids 2: Create Your Own Animated Stories By Andy Griffiths
With this easy, fun guide, even children new to coding can learn how to tell their own, original animated stories!
Why should children experience technology passively when they can use this powerful tool to bring their own ideas to life? Starting from simple, two-dimensional drawings, Coding for Kids 2 teaches students how to build animations . . . and gradually make them more complex as their skills grow. Written especially for ages 8 to 12, this book uses Scratch 2.0, the free software created by the MIT Media Labs specifically for young people. With step-by-step instructions, the projects are arranged by difficulty and each features a series of challenges for older readers.
Bullying is a Pain in the Brain By Trevor Romain
No one wants to be picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased. With practical suggestions and humor, kids will learn to stop bullying in its tracks.
Refreshed to reflect the latest research, this updated classic reassures kids that it’s not their fault if they are bullied and describes realistic ways to become “Bully-Proof.” It shows how bystanders can stand up for others and how to get help in dangerous situations. Even kids who bully will find ideas they can use to get along with others and feel good about themselves—without making other people miserable.
Revolting Rhymes By Roald Dahl
I bet you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
From Cinderella and Goldilocks to Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE!
The Girl Who Drank the Moon By Kelly Barnhill
'This beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story will enchant and entertain' Daily Mail
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth's surface. And the woman with the Tiger's heart is on the prowl . . .
The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch's Boy.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK By Jeff Kinney
Now everyone can have their own Wimpy Kid diary! Draw your own Wimpy-Kid-style cartoons, fill in facts and lists, check out the full-colour comics inside and even write your own Wimpy Kid journal, just like Greg.
Now with dozens of pages of new content and a brand new cover!
Billionaire Boy By David Walliams
A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children's author across the globe.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact.
You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.
Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...
SECRETS OF SINGAPORE: CHANGI AIRPORT By LESLEY-ANNE
The two superheroes find out that there’s more to Changi Airport than just planes and passengers. They reveal intriguing secrets in places like the taxiways (which have nothing to do with taxis), the runways (which have nothing to do with running) and the apron (which has nothing to do with cooking). Jewel is a real gem, though.
That’s not all!
Danger Dan and Gadget Girl also discover that video game devices are used to screen baggage, that someone once lost a pet hamster in the airport and why food tastes like cardboard in a plane (hint: it’s not because the chef’s a dud). Join Danger Dan and Gadget Girl as they clear the air by solving all the mysteries shrouding Changi Airport!
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