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50 50-word Stories to Celebrate Singapore's 50th Birthday

Andre Yeo | Self-Published | 2014

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There are numerous books on life in Singapore. But none like this.

Here are 50 50-word stories that depict Singapore life like serving NS, buying property and raising a family.

ISBN: 9789810917876

Cover Type: Hardcover

Page Count: 129

Year Published: 2014

Language: English

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50 50-word Stories to Celebrate Singapore's 50th Birthday

There are numerous books on life in Singapore. But none like this.

In the first of its kind, veteran journalist, Andre Yeo, captures everyday life here in 50 stories, each 50 words long. To celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015, it is a book Singaporeans can relate to.

From serving National Service, to breathing in the haze, to wasting food, to raising a family and buying a property, Andre captures these experiences and much more.

You’ll smile, laugh and chuckle to yourself as there passages remind you of days gone by.

Advance Praise for HOME

“This book’s got bite. It is almost impossible to tell the 50-year story of this beautiful country in 50 short stories, each only 50 words long. But Andre has done it. Written in an honest and humourous manner, it gives us a unique insight into the quirky characteristics that make us Singaporean.”
— Lim Kia Tong, Senior Lawyer and Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee Which Banned Uruguayan Footballer, Luis Suarez, Over the Biting Incident During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

“Writing stories about Singapore that span all pertinent topics can be tricky enough. Now imagine limiting yourself to just 50 words per story, A sharp and beautiful collection of Singapore’s milestones, this book will educate our future generations and makes for a perfect tourist souvenir.”
— Pearlin Seow, Bestselling Author and Book Whisperer

“Singaporeans will be able to identify and see themselves in the thoughtful observations that Andre shares in his book. Even food becomes a metaphor on how people relate to on another. The concept of the self-imposed word limit is a reflection of our country, which is small and limited in resources. But that only makes our success more satisfying.”
— Hedy Khoo, Food Columnist and Chef, The New Paper

ISBN: 9789810917876

Cover Type: Hardcover

Page Count: 129

Year Published: 2014

Language: English

Andre Yeo

Self-Published

This is a self-published title.

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