National Day Special: All Things Lokal

LadyBoss gives you the lowdown on all things lokal from what to read, wear, and do this National Day!

#1: Read your local authors…

We all have our fair share of Paulo Coelho and Haruki Murakami… Let us put some limelight to our must read local authors!

Kevin Kwan was born and raised in Singapore, where he attended Anglo-Chinese School in the mornings and spent his afternoons either hiding from his Chinese tutor or chasing after neighbourhood dogs on his bike.

A Singaporean novelist best known for his satirical novels Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems, Kevin’s books are wonderfully charming and hilarious trilogy.

If you’re familiar to the sights of Singapore, you are sure to relate to his books. The book became both an international bestseller and has been translated into 12 languages.

Amanda Lee Koe is the author of Ministry of Moral Panic, a collection of short stories that deal discursively with the modern Singaporean identity. Heartfelt and sexy, Amanda’s stories are evocatively heartland (in a Singaporean sense) and aptly rebellious.

The youngest winner of the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Singapore Book Award for Best Fiction, Amanda is the local budding author to look out for!

Noor Aishah Mohammad Salim was all of 26 years old when she became Singapore’s first First Lady in 1959 as the wife of Yusof Ishak, Singapore’s Yang di-Pertuan Negara and later first President. Puan Noor Aishah: Singapore’s First Lady tells the story of how this shy, quiet girl who grew up in Penang was catapulted into the public limelight and into the role of ‘mother’ to a new state and nascent nation.

The biography Puan Noor Aishah – Singapore’s First Lady, was written by Kevin Tan is a legal scholar and historian.

#2: Wear Your Patriotism

Show your patriotism this 9th of August with these stylish pieces from Zilingo:

This white peplum top from Sophialuv ($25) is so versatile you can pair it with just about anything.

Want all eyes on you? This red skater dress from Moonarstore ($15.60) definitely commands attention, and has a playful cutout at the back.

Don’t want to buy a whole new outfit just for National Day? Add an adorable touch to any outfit with this adorable Agoramart headband ($6.30).

#3: Take part in activities this National Day!

Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo is Singapore’s premier open-air cinema event, combining award winning films with gourmet food and wine. From the creators of Sunset Cinema, Films At The Fort is celebrating its 5th anniversary in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Fort Canning Park from 3rd to 20th August 2017.

Films At The Fort is the perfect place to unwind with friends over a glass of wine and a picnic before enjoying an award winning film under the stars.

Check out Films At The Fort this National Day!

Photo Credit: Films At The Fort

The wildly popular and successful design-centric pasar malam, Singapasar returns for the third year running over the National Day weekend from 4 to 6 August 2017 at the National Design Centre!

Singapasar brings together the best and the newest collection of Singapore under one roof. You can expect to find locally designed or made products (furniture, food, apparel, bags, beverages, accessories and many more) telling stories of our Singaporean identity, history and culture. Some of these items are created specially for the event.

Photo Credit: SINGAPASAR 2017

The legendary Mambo Jambo party makes its much-anticipated return. Perhaps the longest running party in Singapore’s nightlife history, Mambo Jambo belts out classic Bananarama anthems, taking you through a journey down memory lane to the 70s, 80s and early 90s.

Photo Credit: Zouk

Whatever you choose to do, we here at LadyBoss wish you a Happy National Day!

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