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By The Book: Go on a Book Trip with Tusitala this Singapore HeritageFest

Canʼt travel literally? Travel literary, and rediscover Singaporeʼs attractions through the eyes of local writers. Take a day trip with local authors! Explore the island anew through this online literary map of Singaporeʼs past and present attractions. Rediscover travel and tourism through 15 short stories, essays, and poems, which take you to iconic places like Raffles Hotel and Changi Airport, as well as off the beaten path to locations like Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Singapore Race Course.

Some of these excerpts include Neil Humphreys’ Final Notes From A Great Island (2006) about Fort Siloso; Chew Yi Wei’s ‘Two Harbours’ (2018) about The Esplanade, Nigel Barley’s The Devil’s Garden (2013) about the Botanic Gardens, Latha’s The Singapore River (2009), Yong Shu Hoong’s II. The Spa at Second Court (2018) about Haw Par Villa, Meira Chand’s A Different Sky (2010) about Little India, and more. Read these excerpts, play simple mini-quizzes, and take touristy photos with AR filters created by local artists.

Tusitala is a digital storytelling studio that reimagines the future of reading where tech meets art. We use our expertise in technology, user experience, and design to transcend the traditional boundaries of print and digital. In 2021, Tusitala also collaborated with the Singapore HeritageFest 2021 and produced “Local Flavours”, a literary food poem site.

Book Trips by Tusitala runs from 2nd to 29th May 2022 as part of the Singapore HeritageFest 2022. Visit the website to go on a Book Trip here

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