A Lighter Side of History: Singapore in my Dreams

The Salon,
Level 1
2.30pm – 3.30pm
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Old shophouses and neighbourhood estates, nostalgic playgrounds from the 1980s, orange-roofed bus stops and the National Theatre. These familiar examples of the old Singapore landscape are etched in our collective memory, and are a source of inspiration for local picture-book author Lee Kow Fong’s (Ah Guo/阿果) whimsical and child-like works. In July’s A Lighter Side of History, Ah Guo will share his creative process and take you on a journey through his playful imagination of Singapore.

This programme will be delivered in Mandarin.





Lee Kow Fong (李高豐) aka Ah Guo (阿果)

Lee Kow Fong, or Ah Guo, graduated with a BA(Hons) from the National University of Singapore and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpretation from the Nanyang Technological University. He received his MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, UK in 2011. Besides teaching as a full-time lecturer at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he is also actively involved in the promotion and creation of children’s picture-books in Singapore.

阿果,本名李高豐,义安理工学院人文科目讲师,《联合早报》副刊专栏作者,绘本图文工作者。新加坡国立大学中文系毕业,考取南洋理工大学翻译专业文凭,之后负笈英国剑桥艺术学院(Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University),攻读童书绘画硕士学位。平时喜欢涂涂写写,创作图文与读者分享美的喜悦。目前正积极投入新加坡绘本创作与推广的工作。

出版的作品包括《说好的,重逢有期》、《寻找》、《飞飞的快乐星空》、《幸福的秘密花园》、布布系列之《布布爱上动物园》、《布布有个大问题》、《布布想要养宠物》 、《布布鼻子不见了》、《布布找到好朋友》、《布布遇见蓝大兔》,百果香系列之《这是什么呢?》、《圆圆的》,教育部小图书系列之《点点乐园》、《点点小天地》、《点点和云宝宝》,以及《Drax the Grey Dragon》(图)。


Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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