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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Asian children are more familiar with the adaptations of Western classics and tend to neglect reading the classics from their own cultures. How can we encourage Asian children to explore more of these classics? This session will look at how old tales and legends from the Sejarah Melayu have been given new life in their retelling with augmented reality.

Malay Southeast Asia Storytelling Across Digital Mediums

Hidayah Amin

Hidayah Amin (Singapore)

Hidayah is a Singapore-born, award-winning author. Her first short story The Funny Accident was published when she was 11 years old. When the Singapore government acquired her childhood home, Hidayah resumed writing and published Gedung Kuning: Memories of a Malay Childhood. Since then, she has written eight nonfiction books and eight children’s books. Her books The Mango Tree and Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam have won literary awards.

All programme dates and times are subject to change and existing COVID measures.

* : Pre-registration is required for in-person events. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.