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Visit Hidayah's website
Hidayah Amin fondly known to family members as Cik Idah, was born and grew up in Gedung Kuning
The Mango Tree
Everything has a story, even the knotted tree. Besides bearing fruits and providing shade, what is so unique about the mango tree? Why does it have a special place in a little girl’s heart?
The Mango Tree is a touching story about family relationships, appreciation for nature, and having a rooted sense of identity that transcends time and space.
The Mango Tree is the winner of the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2015 and the Grand Prize Winner for the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award 2015. The book was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 (English non-fiction).
The Mango Tree is available from the library
Hidayah's visit will be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about how Hidayah's family had to leave their family home in 1999 when it was acquired by the Singapore Government under the Land Acquisition Act.
Lesley-Anne and Monica
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Monica Lim and Lesley-Anne Tan are a mother-daughter writing team (in that order). They are co-authors of the action-packed Danger Dan children’s book series. Lesley-Anne has just left school and is studying at Yale-NUS
Monica & Lesley Anne's books are available from the library
Monica & Lesley Anne's visit will be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about how Lesley Anne became an author at such a young age, how she collaborates with her mother and the research and the writing process undertaken for The Secrets of Singapore
United World College of Southeast Asia (UWCSEA): Dover Campus: 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654 / East Campus: 1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704