b’Cause — Preview III

With the book fund raising sale coming up soon, let’s take a look at some of the interesting titles you can purchase for reasonably low prices. Do remember that all proceeds are going for a worthy cause to assist students with financial need in NUS!

Since, we’ve just celebrated Singapore’s 51st birthday, let’s take a look at some books for sale that were written by prominent figures in our short history.

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No Dream Too High. National University of Singapore Centennial Everest Expedition 2005. This book is a description of the sheer tenacity and grit a trip to the world’s highest peak requires. Buy this book to learn more about the journey and the challenges this inspirational team faced along the way.

SR Nathan in Conversation. Read about our former president’s thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics; from the importance of Total Defence in Singapore to the value of education and tolerance. This book was based on a series of informal interviews of the 92 year old who is currently recovering from a stroke.

George Yeo’s collection of writing and speeches is an interesting read. The title itself covers three whimsical elements which allude to the wide perspective that he represents; the Bonsai, Banyan and Taoism. It’s an interesting perspective from someone who has had a 23 year long career in Singapore politics.

From ideas to reality is a tribute book to one of Singapore’s founding fathers, Mr. S. Rajaratnam. Having written many books himself on his ideas and vision for Singapore and how he went about putting his plans into action, this book is an inspiring collection of key speeches and articles illustrating his cause and how it became the reality we enjoy today.

Lastly, the book which is a must-read for all Singaporeans, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story. Read about the vital first 3 decades of Singapore’s story from the point of view of Singapore’s Founding Father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In this book he talks about his widely-debated policies and approaches and follow his journey of Singapore’s quick rise to a first world country.

There are only 3 days left to our Fundraising Sale, which is held in conjunction with ERDD 2016, at Central Library!

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