Secrets of Singapore: Chinatown
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁 Recommended for ages 9 and above
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 lil’ 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
That’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. Don’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 book—Secrets of Singapore: National Gallery—took first place in the category for English Children's Books at the POPULAR Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
Elvin Ching works as an illustrator and storyboard artist in Singapore. He is the illustrator of several Danger Dan and Gadget Girl books and all of the Secrets of Singapore series; his cover for Secrets of Singapore: National Museum won best children’s book cover at the Popular Reader’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 anthology Liquid City. He has also illustrated trading cards for Marvel, comics for the Pangu 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 hasn’t even found time to read yet!
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Year Published: 2021
Size: 215mm x 140mm