Stories from Asia: The Asian Children’s Literature Collection

Stories from Asia contains highlights of the Asian Children’s Literature Collection

The National Library Board (NLB) proudly launches its Stories from Asia: The Asian Children’s Literature Collection, a window to the fascinating genre of Asian-centric children’s literature. The book was launched by Guest of Honour, Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah, NLB’s Board Member and NLB’s Chief Executive Officer Mrs Elaine Ng at the Central Public Library on 27th May 2016. “Stories from Asia” presents the highlights of the Asian Children’s Literature (ACL) collection, a unique resource meticulously built up over half a century that is[Read more]

AIA Vitality Family Run – Cold Storage Kids Run 2016


Did you know that healthy, fit kids get better grades & test scores AND are more likely to become healthy teens and adults? Regardless of the studies that show advantages to healthy-living, it’s undeniable that we all want our kids to be healthy. Started in 2008, Cold Storage Kids Run is an annual running event for kids that aims to encourage the young ones to start early with healthy lifestyle and eating. Cold Storage Kids Run is Singapore’s best kids run event[Read more]

AMK Hub celebrates with sweet GSS treats

amkhub gss

The June school holidays are upon us. Come and join in the mid-year glee as AMK Hub celebrates the Great Singapore Sale with grand prizes, gifts, sweet GSS treats like balloon displays and activities for everyone! Ang Mo Kio’s iconic mall is making a bigger deal of the GSS this year from 13 May – 26 June 2016. Fancy winning a lucky draw prize of your choice worth $5000, or collecting free plush cushions and vouchers? Or how about enjoying pop[Read more]

A Greener World in KidZania Singapore


This June holidays, KidZania Singapore holds its inaugural Kids for a Greener World program, where kids can learn how to take better care of Mother Nature through fun edutainment activities, in a city built just for kids. The theme focuses on biodiversity this year, and the city will be decked out with a new look and bustling with program activities to celebrate the splendour of the plant and animal kingdom in the world. The “Kids for a Greener World” program will[Read more]

D&D Proposal Story: His and Hers


Within the wedding world and outside of it, we often get so caught up in how the things we create will look to everyone, that we forget how special they are to us. There’s no denying that a proposal is a special moment and should be treated as such, but we all need to remember that the “why” for a proposal is more important than the “how.”  Don’t get me wrong, we all love a good flash mob, fancy restaurant[Read more]

Be TheSmartLocal Parent in Singapore


Parenting can be a tough job, and most of us parents are grateful for all the help and advice we can get. How lucky are we to have the internet as a parenting resource in addition to our friends, family, books and other kinds of help?!! But the internet can be a little overwhelming too. Google “parenting” and you get 76,600,000 hits. Which websites have the information you need? I often refer to a few local and global websites, and[Read more]

Bioré Marshmallow Whip Deep Clean Facial Wash


Instant Foam with just 1 Pump! There are three main concerns for my skin condition: dehydration, acne + scars, and uneven skin tone. In my skincare regime, I always include products that claim to resolve any of the above problems. I’ve tried numerous cleansers and I have noticed that typically the more expensive it is, the better results it gives. Especially so for my trustworthy Le Blanc foam cleanser from CHANEL.  A good cleanser, in my opinion, should do the[Read more]

Jesus wants you to stop worrying, Mama!


Mothers worry all the time… Please stop worrying, mama! A Mother’s Top Five Worries 1. Safety. Almost every mother mentioned the safety of their children. Mothers worry about their kids staying safe on the roads and driving carefully. They worry about their kids’ health and their physical safety. Raising a child in today’s world of violence also causes worry that something or someone will hurt him or her with no real cause. 2. Health. Mothers always talk about the physical and emotional health of their[Read more]