Straits Times Press (STP), the book publishing arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), launched its latest book "Can Singapore Survive?" Monday evening at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore. The book is authored by Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of LKYSPP.
The launch was attended by over 100 guests, including public servants, academia and the diplomatic community.
"Can Singapore Survive?" is a 280-page book that poses the question that Singaporeans must wrestle with: can we survive as an independent city-state? Stating his answers based on 'Yes', 'No' and 'Maybe', Kishore Mahbubani believes that Singaporeans must always ask the question because constant reflection and self-examination should be a part of the core DNA of all Singaporeans. His goal in this book is to create and enhance this culture of reflection among all Singaporeans as the country marks its 50th anniversary.
This book also features some of his best essays on Singapore, taken from his Think-Tank and Opinion columns in The Straits Times, as well as contributions to Guardian News, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Davos World Economic Forum's Forum News Daily, and the "Innovations for Successful Societies" Oral History Project of Princeton University.
Ms Susan Long, General Manager, Straits Times Press said: "We are delighted to be the Publisher and to have the opportunity to work with Professor Kishore Mahbubani once again on his latest title. This publication offers insights into the minds of one of Singapore's foremost thinkers and his thoughts on what the future holds for Singapore. This is a valuable addition to the existing annals about Singapore's history, economy and politics."
"Can Singapore Survive?" is available at leading bookstores at $26.75 (GST inclusive) from Tuesday, Mar 17 onwards. The book can also be ordered from the Straits Times Press online bookstore at: www.stpressbooks.com.sg .