Mee Siam Mai Hum: Some of the Darnedest Things Our Politicians Say
"You need a very small space to have sex."
"The co-driver is there to slap the driver when he drives off course."
"You talk about bak chor mee. I will say mee siam mai hum."
Mee Siam Mai Hum is the first-ever published compilation of the most memorable quotes uttered by Singapore's politicians. Collected over several years, the quotes accompany witty illustrations by Jackie Goh of The Fingersmith Letterpress.
You will find verbal gaffes, stretched analogies, shockers and mind-bogglers that have created news headlines and stirred up the cybersphere.
About the editor:
Edmund Wee is the Publisher and CEO of Epigram Books, a Singaporean imprint that champions local literature and writers. Best known for its bestselling graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, it has also published landmark translations of novels and short story collections by Cultural Medallion winners, fresh fiction by emerging authors, and republished out-of-print novels for a new generation of readers. For his efforts, Edmund was included in the Straits Times Life! Power List of arts, entertainment, and lifestyle players five times in the last six years.
About the illustrator:
Jacqueline (Jackie) Goh is a print operator and illustrator at The Fingersmith Letterpress studio in Singapore. Besides the love of being covered in ink, she enjoys tinkering with her analog cameras and dabbles in occasional woodwork. She is usually found buried in her sketchbook doodling not so serious things and journaling inspirations from around the world.
Size: 148mm x 105mm
Published: June 2017
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