Silverfish Books - for people who like to read
when i was going through primary school in singapore, i remember there was a private reading club called bookworm club that was promoting reading amongst singaporean kids. it was very effective in reaching out to all kids my age in school and was instrumental in inspiring us to pick up reading at our tender young age. unfortunately there was no such reading club that targeted Singaporeans after primary school that worked at a national level. in a country where reading is not a prefered activity, the absence of such clubs makes it even more difficult for reading to become a common past time.
even amongst readers in singapore there is no decent reading club within the country. hence it became a great relief when i found silverfish books based in kuala lumpur. it has done a great job in recent years to gather local stories and publish them, to promote reading and to promote writing short stories. singaporeans who strongly desire and engage themselves in their free time in mostly entertainment truely need the growth of reading clubs in order for growth of strong ideas and true creativity in a country barren of it.