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Secrets of Singapore: Chinatown

PART OF Secrets of Singapore SERIES
Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • šŸŽĀ Recommended for agesĀ 9 and above

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    In Secrets of Singapore: Chinatown, join best buddies Moo and Cluck on a nostalgic trip back in time as they retrace the footsteps of Singaporeā€™s early Chinese immigrants!

    The animated animal duo learn that not everyone celebrates Chinese New Year the same way, and that Samsui women were not the only ones who wore the trademark headgear! Things become a lilā€™ spooky when they discover a street of death (Gasp!) in Chinatown, unearth a tomb (not literally) and realise why the front row of seats is always empty at getai performances during the hungry ghost month. #shudder

    Thatā€™s not all! Moo and Cluck also discover that the Chinese are not the only ones living in Chinatown, sugarcane has a festive significance, and some people used to make a living by writing letters to strangers!

    Time to beef up your knowledge about this historic district. Donā€™t you make egg-scuses and chicken out!

  • Catherine Nadira Tan is a copywriter. She has more than 15 years of experience in communications and has written for a vast range of industries, from healthcare and education to construction and hospitality. Her first bookā€”Secrets of Singapore: National Galleryā€”took first place in the category for English Children's Books at the POPULAR Readersā€™ Choice Awards 2020.

    Elvin Ching works as an illustrator and storyboard artist in Singapore. He is the illustrator of severalĀ Danger Dan and Gadget GirlĀ books and all of theĀ Secrets of SingaporeĀ series; his cover forĀ Secrets of Singapore: National MuseumĀ won best childrenā€™s book cover at the Popular Readerā€™s Choice Awards 2017. In his free time, he likes to create his own little comics. His short stories have been published in the Eisner-nominated comics anthologyĀ Liquid City. He has also illustrated trading cards for Marvel, comics for theĀ PanguĀ series of books by Martha Keswick and a comic book series written by Kelly Bender. Elvin has too many comic books at home. He has so many comics that there are some he hasnā€™t even found time to read yet!

ISBN: 9789814901185
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Year Published: 2021
Size: 215mm x 140mm