Can Singapore Literature give us new perspectives on our past and future?
Explore The Lens of Literature, an interactive table of curated poems, novels and short story excerpts by Singapore writers. Get creative, compose your own poem, and take it home as a digital souvenir!
Punggol Stories at The Lens of Literature looks at the changes in heartland areas like Punggol. It features literary works in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil covering four themes:
- Balik Kampong revisits the village life and natural landscape once common in rural Singapore.
- Life, Interrupted shows how different communities experienced the Japanese Occupation.
- Tides of Change captures the transition from kampongs to HDB flats as the nation urbanised.
- Our Future is Now presents speculative fiction, exploring potential changes to come.