Balik Kampung
2nd Edition (2015)
Balik Kampung
1st Edition (2012)

Balik Kampung

Balik Kampung: Stories of Connection/Disconnection with Different Parts of Singapore

Edited by Verena Tay

Eight established and upcoming writers. Eight experiences of living in different parts of Singapore for at least ten years. Eight tales written based on those impressions of life.

Welcome to the world of Balik Kampung where we invite you to read our stories, return in your imagination to the village that you call ‘home’ and explore your sense of who you truly are.

Summary of Contents


by Yu-Mei Balasingamchow


by Yeow Kai Chai

The Great Dying

by Yong Shu Hoong

Grandfather’s Aquaria

by Gwee Li Sui

Seven Views of Redhill

by Dora Tan


by Wong Shu Yun

The Flowering Tree

by Rosemarie Somaiah

Floral Mile

by Verena Tay

Quotes from Critics

Balik Kampung

“...a touching read.

Happily, the writers manage to be sentimental without being sappy.”

Lydia Vasko, Life! Section, The Sunday Times, 2 December 2012, p.29