Edited by Chua Jun Yan and Selina Chong
What do you see?
A collection of 55 contributions which responded to this question.
What does it mean to see clearly? This anthology challenges what we think we know about Singapore. Between these covers lie tales of personal triumph and tragedy, visions of Singapore seen through fresh eyes, voices which tease out the complexities of our society.
Choose your own adventures. Continue the conversation with your friends.
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About The Birthday Book
The Birthday Book is an annual publication, started in 2016, dedicated as a birthday gift for Singapore. It comprises a collection of essays from contributors in vastly differing fields, from entrepreneurs to academics, civil servants to comedians, scientists to artists. Each year, the contributors pen their responses to a given prompt, detailing how their experiences in their backgrounds highlight crucial but real social concerns that the nation has to tackle presently and in the future. It is our hope that the concerns raised in each edition of The Birthday Book will continue to spur Singaporeans on to think about how they can contribute and make a difference in the ever-changing political, economic and social landscape of Singapore.