november, 2018

10nov2:00 pm- 3:00 pmBook Launch: Once Upon a Singapore... Traders2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1 Old Parliament Lane

Event Details

Can you imagine a world where cinemas travel around on wheels and letters take two weeks to send? Where milk is delivered door to door – by cows? Join us for the launch of this exciting new series by Alan Bay and Tina Sim: Once Upon A Singapore!

Together with Aloysius and Grandpa, you’ll rediscover the glorious sights, sound, and characters of our past. The event will feature the creative minds behind this comic book who will share about their creative process and their own perspectives on Singapore’s old days.

There will be a quiz and attractive prizes to be won! Please RSVP in advance via Eventbrite.

“Tina Sim and Alan Bay have done something thoroughly magical. They have revived the lost memories of Singaporean life in a medium whose potential they understand intimately… its pages explode with an impossible amount of joy. History never came brighter to us than this!”
— Gwee Li Sui (Spiaking Singlish, Myth of the Stone)

“I wished my parents had this book… A great way to show kids what screen-free life was like!”
— Evangeline Neo (Eva, Kopi and Matcha)

“The book, packed with engaging and informative illustrations, gives a wonderful snapshot of old Singapore. Grandparents and parents can use the book to take children on an immersive journey of what life was like in the past.”
— Melody Zaccheus (The Straits Times)

About the Speakers

Writer Tina Sim Soek Tien writes and translates. She likes to write about what life used to be like in the old days—playing zero point, brushing teeth over the drain after recess, making lots of paper boats then hoping for rain… She hopes her stories capture some of the spirit—and happiness—of the old days.

Comic artist Alan Bay draws comics, cartoons, and video games. He draws big monsters, pesky kids, magical dragons, and almost everything else under the sun. He hopes his art will bring a smile to your face and make your day better!

Ticket Price: Free


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane

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