Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
221.Following the Wrong God Home, 2011i<x Never before has Yin Ling appeared in such splendour. Perched up in the bridal car with her mother-in-law to be, in layers of unaccustomed make-up, bedecked with the jewels of her fiance's family, she is about to marry into one of the richest and most influential clans in Singapore. But on the way to the ceremony the car passes through a destitute area of the city and Ling catches sight of a scene of death - a terrible omen for a bride. Instead of looking away, Ling stops the car and goes to look. It is a dead baby, abandoned. Despite her finery Ling picks it up. So begins Catherine Lim's new novel. Ling - poor, beautiful, an outstanding student and a poet - is to marry Vincent Chee - a rich PhD student from a very traditional, upper-class family. She will become a dutiful wife, not the existence of her dreams, but the Chees' money and influence is essential, for her mother has cancer and they cannot abandon a faithful old servant, Ah Heng Cheh. However, the mapping out of Ling's future doesn't proceed smoothly. Almost against her will, and through her poetry, she meets outspoken American professor, Ben Gallagher, who threatens to overturn everything. Ling must make her choice: east or west, head or heart. The birth of a son makes her moral predicament even more agonizing.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Novel
222.Tan Chee Lay | Landmark Poetics of the Lion City [Shi Cheng Di Biao Shi Xue 狮城地标诗学], Singapore: Lingzi Media, 2017, Print.Languages: ChineseCategories: Creative Works Category, Poetry
223.What I Love About You Is Your Attitude Problem, Checkpoint Theatre, The Arts House, 6-7 Nov 2015. Site-specific Production.i<x Checkpoint Theatre presents an exciting series of 24 text-based performance events over 12 hours. From dusk on Friday, 6 November, to dawn on Saturday, 7 November, The Arts House will be transformed into an edgy celebration of words and the human connection. Curated by Huzir Sulaiman, ‘What I Love about You is Your Attitude Problem’ features new and specially commissioned works of Singapore drama, poetry, songwriting and prose, alongside musical performances and visual arts exhibitions. It illuminates the journey of the self, and all its challenges and pleasures. Happiness, desire, adventure, the comforts of friendship and the complexity of family – this is what long nights were made for. FEATURING Meira Chand, Huzir Sulaiman, Jimmy Ong, Claire Wong, Nessa Anwar, Raimi Safari, Fahmy Riza, Yusuf Haron, Alvin Lim, Faith Ng, Chen Yingxuan, .gif, ila, Kiat, Intriguant, Philip Jeyaretnam, Lucas Ho, Jennifer Anne Champion, Cyril Wong, Shah Tahir, Kenny Leck, Lim Yu-Beng, Farish Noor, Pooja Nansi, Joel Tan, Shiv Tandan, Oon Shu An, Yazid Jalil, Al-Matin Yatim, Chang Ting Wei, Joses Ho, Isabelle Desjeux, Zakaria Zainal, Becca D’Bus, Brendon Fernandez, Luke Vijay Somasundram, Kailin YongDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Site-specific Work
224.“Pertemuan”, Ayah Tidak Sayang Padaku Lagi: Cerita-Cerita Zaman Remaja, 1972-1980, Singapore: Pustaka Nasional, 2007, 88-96, Print.i<x After her history lecture, the narratoy rushes off to contemplate about her studies in the NUS central library. Reading the histories of other nations make her feels angry and annoyed. She longs for a heroic and examplary figure in the modern history of the Malays. She then begins a critique of the various famous figures in Malay history such as Hang Tuah and Jebat, Abdullah Munsyi and Za’ba. This critique uncovers through imaginary conversations with the figures. It ends with her being adviced by Za’ba to study hard in order to influence society and shape Malay history.Languages: MalayDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Short Story
225.Secrets of the Heartlands, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2015, Print.i<x Join the Lion City Adventuring Club and take a journey back in time to see how the facinating heartlands of Singapore have evolved. Each chapter contains a history of the neighbourhood, information about remarkable people and events, colourful illustrations, and a fun activity. You'll also get to tackle story puzzles and help solve an exciting mystery along the way. This is a sequel to the popular children's book, Lion City Adventures. The eight neighbourhoods featured include: Kampong Bahru, Jalan Kayu, Marine Parade, Punggol, Queenstown, Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh, Yishun.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Children's Literature
226.“Pertemuan”, Orang Luar, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka, 1991, 1-8, Print.i<x After her history lecture, the narrator rushes off to contemplate about her studies in the NUS central library. Reading the histories of other nations make her feels angry and annoyed. She longs for a heroic and examplary figure in the modern history of the Malays. She then begins a critique of the various famous figures in Malay history such as Hang Tuah and Jebat, Abdullah Munsyi and Za’ba. This critique uncovers through imaginary conversations with the figures. It ends with her being adviced by Za’ba to study hard in order to influence society and shape Malay history.Languages: MalayDepartments: Malay StudiesCategories: Short Story