"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.
A ferris wheel is lit up at dusk in Singapore on May 5, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Rows and rows of Buddha figurines lined up neatly in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore on April 29, 2013. (kasei/Flickr)
A vibrantly painted sculpture conveys a sense of anger in Haw Par Villa, Singapore on April 21, 2013. (sarahstarkweather/Flickr)
A Komainu or Lion Dog guards the entrance outside a Buddhist temple in Singapore on April 14, 2013. (Aural Asia/Flickr)
A boat is anchored in still green waters at Singapore Zoo, Singapore on April 6, 2013. (Eduardo Seastres)
A website using animations and short poems to encourage Singaporeans to produce more babies invites scorn and mockery on the web.
Bright, orange-topped pagodas are reflected in the calm waters of Chinese Garden in Jurong East, Singapore on March 9, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
A vibrant flock of flamingos congregate at a park in Singapore on February 12, 2013. (frozonfreak/Flickr)
It's travel season for the Lunar New Year again, and those leaving Beijing to celebrate will get a respite from their smog-ridden city.
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