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Singapore Salvation Launch Party


Sat 6 Feb 2016, 4:30pm–6:00pm

Where: Mary Ryan's, 40 Park Rd, Milton, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: jennifer_burge

Join local author Jennifer Burge for the launch of her second book Singapore Salvation. Following on from her highly popular first memoir, in this much-anticipated second book Jennifer recounts her travels and a whole new world of adventures throughout Asia.

Free event with complimentary refreshments.

Please RSVP to the bookshop on 3510 5000.

Singapore, shining example of modernity and development in Asia? Or "Disneyland with the Death Penalty"?

I was ready to leave Europe, but knew nothing about Asian culture. Landing in Singapore was a crash course. Learning the difference between North Americans and Europeans was kindergarten compared to East meeting West. I’d left my job just before the grand entrance of the Global Financial Crisis, and Singapore was fiercely protecting its own. I was no longer branded with a corporate identity and I wasn’t anyone’s mother. Not only did my external landscape undergo a radical transformation, my internal one was left in ashes. I had to go looking for it in Tokyo, Cambodia, Vietnam, and New Zealand — places I never expected to find myself. When I did, no one was more surprised than I.