Mister HDB: The Life and Legacy of Lim Kim San
Illustrated by Lee Xin Li
How does a spoilt young boy and party-going dandy become the man who housed a nation? Discover the passion that drives Lim Kim San from his comfortable, carefree life into a mission that would change Singapore forever.
About the Author
Asad Latif, a former journalist, is the author of the biography, Lim Kim San: A Builder of Singapore, as well as a biography of politician and journalist Gerald de Cruz. Asad studied History at Cambridge, where he was a Chevening and S. Rajaratnam Scholar, and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard.
About the Illustrator
Lee Xin Li is an independent illustrator based in Singapore. The architecture graduate from the National University of Singapore enjoys exploring the stories and layers behind the landscapes he encounters. He is deeply inspired by his experience of growing up in a constantly changing Singapore. His works revolves around the topics of shared memories and the question of identity in a shifting world, exploring what shapes our cultures, such as cuisines, architecture and history.
His works has been used in two National Day Parades, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board, Maritime Port & Authority and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: March 2016