Singapore Book Fair to kick off 29th edition at Suntec on June 10

SINGAPORE - Bookworms will get the chance to browse titles from more than 150 publishers across Asia for a week from June 10, when the annual Singapore Book Fair commences.

Held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 29th edition of the book fair will also feature a range of other activities to foster the reading habit in youths and teach them the importance of education.

These include book review discussions, a book swop, and seminars delivered by local and foreign writers on a variety of topics ranging from parenting to fengshui.

For the first time, the event will also showcase a "green library" of environmentally-friendly building technologies and environmentally sustainable materials.

Fans of Taiwanese writers will also be able to glean insight into the works of these authors at the Taiwan Writer's Night, which will be held on four days of the event from June 12 to 15. Four such writers, including Dr Hao Yu Xiang and Madam Chen Yuhong, a poet, will speak on their passion of reading and writing, and their thoughts on the world of literature.

More than 150,000 people are expected to turn up at the week-long event, which is organised by the Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Newspapers Division.

It is supported by the Ministry of Education, the National Library Board, the Institute of Technical Education, The Straits Times, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News and radio station UFM100.3.