Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places
2nd Edition (2015)

1st Edition (2013)

Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places

Balik Kampung 2A: People and Places

Edited by Verena Tay

Balik Kampung 2A presents eleven fresh tales in the Balik Kampung series whereby authors write short stories based on the neighbourhoods that they have lived in for at least ten years. What was it like to grow up in a particular district of Singapore during a specific decade? How can you go for a peaceful walk around your home if the area is being constantly remodelled by demolition and construction? How do present perceptions of space contrast with memory? Such questions fill the various tales that are inhabited with vivid characters and strong portrayals of different locales. If you wish to discover new perspectives about parts of Singapore that you may or may not have previously been aware of, then read this book.

Summary of Contents

Peace is a Foot Reflexology Parlour

by Joshua Ip

The Bush

by Woon Chet Choon


by Ng Swee San

65 Eden Grove: Morning

by Sonny Lim


by Shelly Bryant

The Mistake

by Cyril Wong

The Tontine Leader

by Carena Chor

Amy’s Story

by Sharon Lim


by Alex Mitchell


by Lynn Dresel

Something to Remember

by Robert Yeo