Write way to mark nation’s 50th birthday

Wednesday, 11th June 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, it was reported that the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), a think-tank within the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, will be launching “The Singapore Chronicles”, comprising 50 books, to mark the nation’s golden jubilee next year. The series will help Singaporeans deepen their understanding of the nation’s journey from fishing village to global city.

IPS Special Research Adviser Mr Arun Mahizhnan is one of two editors of the project. So far, 47 books have been commissioned. Writers for the books include Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-large and also a member of NUS Board of Trustees, who will give a broad view of political developments; Mr Janadas Devan, IPS Director, who will write on Singapore’s separation from Malaysia; Professor Chua Beng Huat, Department of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who will explore Singapore’s policies in managing different cultures; and Mr N Sivasothi, Department of Biological Sciences at NUS Faulty of Science, who will write on Singapore’s ecological development to showcase the country as a petri dish for Southeast Asia.

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