Balik Kampung 3A: Northern Shores

Balik Kampung 3A: Northern Shores

Edited by Verena Tay

Ten established and new writers have written ten different short stories that are set in Seletar, Yishun, Marsiling, Ang Mo Kio and Upper Thomson. Because each story draws upon the respective writer’s in-depth knowledge of a specific space, they are powerful texts that evoke vivid characters inhabiting palpable environments and demonstrate why these writers regard Singapore’s northern shores as ‘home’.

Summary of Contents

Seletar and the Unreality of Wild Chickens

by Simon Tay


by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Birthday Boy

by Colin Cheong


by Jeremy Tiang

Shopping with Ang

by Tan Suet Lee

Stones and Flowers

by Ng Xi Jie

The Snakes of Seletar

by Carol Chan

Familiar Strangers

by Ian Chung


by Yang Ming

Map of Seletar

by Brandon Chew