Balik Kampung: Stories of Connection/Disconnection with Different Parts of Singapore

October 31, 2012

Edited by Verena Tay

Published by Math Paper Press, 2012

“Grandfather’s Aquaria”

Book Overview:

8 established and upcoming writers. 8 experiences of living in different parts of Singapore for at least 10 years. 8 new tales written based on those impressions of life.

Welcome to the world of Balik Kampung where we invite you to read our stories, return in your imagination to the village that you call ‘home’ and explore your sense of who you truly are.


Lighthouse ~ Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Tahar ~ Yeow Kai Chai
The Great Dying ~ Yong Shu Hoong
Grandfather’s Aquaria ~ Gwee Li Sui
Seven Views of Redhill ~ Dora Tan
Beginnings ~ Wong Shu Yun
The Flowering Tree ~ Rosemarie Somaiah
Floral Mile ~ Verena Tay

For more on this book, click here.

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