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  • Isa Kamari : half-length portrait

    Personalities
    This is a cropped shot of Isa Kamari, a recipient of Cultural Medallion, Literature, in 2007. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr Wong Meng Voon (黄孟文博士) : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Dr. Wong Meng Voon i.e. Huang Mengwen) who is one of Singapore's most well-known Chinese authors. He was the first recipient of the Cultural Medallion in Chinese literature in 1981. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kuo Pao Kun : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Kuo Pao Kun, who made a monumental contribution to Singapore’s literature and theatre. He had written 24 plays, some of which have become classics. He was awarded Cultural Medallion (Drama) in 1990. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chew Kok Chang : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Chew Kok Chang, the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award 1999 in literature. Besides poetry and mini-novels, Chew has also written and translated children’s literature actively, which includes poems, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and folktales. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Muhammad Ariff bin Ahmad : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of award-winning writer, editor and former lecturer Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (b. 6 December 1924, Singapore-), a.k.a. Mas, who is a prominent expert and activist of the Malay language and culture in Singapore. A founding member of the esteemed Malay literary club, Asas '50, he had...
  • Prof. Edwin Thumboo : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Edwin Nadason Thumboo (b. 22 November 1933, Singapore), Emeritus Professor at National University of Singapore's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He is widely regarded as the unofficial poet laureate of Singapore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half length portrait of Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid (b.1933, Singapore). He is an award-winning writer, poet and artist and has contributed to the Malay literature and the arts in Singapore since his schooldays. Writing primarily in Malay, he has hundreds of poems, short stories, essays, newspaper articles...
  • Lin Chen : headshot

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Lin Chen, who was a playwright and one of the early pioneers of Singapore theatre. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion (Theatre) in 1982. Title devised by Library staff.
  • M. Balakrishnan : headshot

    Personalities
    This is a coloured photograph of M. Balakrishnan, an Indian author and the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award 2005 in literature. Photo from M Balakrishnan © Courtesy of National Arts Council. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lee Tzu Pheng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Dr. Lee Tzu Pheng, who is considered one of Singapore's most distinguished poets. She was awarded Cultural Medallion Award (Literature) in 1985. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Goh Poh Seng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Goh Poh Seng (Dr) (b. 1936, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya -) physician, poet laureate, prize-winning writer and entrepreneur, who played an active role in Singapore arts following the country's independence. He was a pioneer of Singapore English drama as well as the author of the first...
  • Wong Yoon Wah : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Wong Yoon Wah, recipient of the 1989 Cultural Medallion for Literature. Title devised by Library staff.