Archives Invites: Goh Eck Kheng – Singapore Then and Now

Archives Invites: Goh Eck Kheng – Singapore Then and Now

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Join Landmark Books’ publisher, Goh Eck Kheng, as he introduces Ray Tyers and how Tyers self-published the first edition of the book.

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The book Singapore: Then & Now by Ray Tyers was first published in 1976. It documents Singapore’s changing landscapes by presenting old and new photos of Singapore sites side-by-side. New editions of the book were published in 1993 and 2018 to include updated views to the ones featured by Tyers. The book illustrates the dramatic evolution of our city state’s built environment.

Join Landmark Books’ publisher, Goh Eck Kheng, as he introduces Ray Tyers and how Tyers self-published the first edition of the book. Eck Kheng will also share the challenges in updating the new editions and present images from the book that reflect the island’s drastic changes.

About the Speaker

Goh Eck Kheng is the founder, editor, book designer and publisher of Landmark Books – Singapore, a boutique publisher known for being a forerunner in publishing Singapore writers. He is the publisher of the 1993 and 2018 editions of Ray Tyers’ Singapore: Then & Now. He is also the author of Friends: A Counting Book and Jun and the Octopus. He was previously a board member of the Media Development Authority and chairman of the Speak Good English Movement committee.

About Archives Invites

Community histories unfold in this series that traces Singapore’s social past with help from the archives.

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