Press Release I Ate Tiong Bahru, written by Stephen Black and published by Book Merah, will officially launch

on August 10 at the BooksActually Bookstore in the Tiong Bahru district of Singapore. Who:Stephen Black, American artist and writer with many years of living in Asia, mainly Japan and Singapore. What: A “lyrical documentary, I Ate Tiong Bahru uses a variety of literary styles to capture the spirit of one of Southeast Asia’s most interesting communities. Featuring a distinctive Art Deco style of architecture, Tiong Bahru was established by the British in 1939. Ting Bahru is also known for its food and attracts food fans worldwide. When:7-9PM August 10,2013 Where: BooksActually 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645 Phone:+65 6222 9195 Website: Book Description Unlike most of the island country of Singapore, the Tiong Bahru estate looks like it did when it was built over seventy-five years ago. Its distinctive Art Deco architecture and famous food have delighted Singaporeans for generations. From swamps and kampungs to colonial public housing experiment to wi-fi'd cosmopolitan community, Tiong Bahru represents many of the changes which have occurred in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia. Stephen Black lived in Tiong Bahru for three of his eleven years in Singapore. I Ate Tiong Bahru is a fact-based, lyrical documentary. Reviews At press time only one review has been submitted: The very favorable review concludes with, ”I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys culture and history as Black has a clear talent for narrating both. Reviews of other books by Stephen Black can be found here: For more information or interview requests:

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