05 Feb '11, 1pm

Souvenir book for tourists launched: THE use of the term 'void deck' is ubiquitous among Singaporeans but to for...

Mr Suresh, 54, hopes On A Street In Singapore will make a memorable souvenir for tourists to take home. -- PHOTO: JAMES SURESH THE use of the term 'void deck' is ubiquitous among Singaporeans but to foreigners, the term may seem, well, foreign. In a new illustration book targeted at tourists, author James Suresh explains the concept of a void deck and how it can be transformed into a venue for both Malay wedding ceremonies and Chinese funeral services. Such nuggets of information not usually found in Singapore travel guides are what Mr Suresh, 54, hopes will make On A Street In Singapore a memorable souvenir for tourists to take home. He is also the co-creator of iconic comic series Mr Kiasu. Launched last week, the book was put together by a team made up of four different races. Author Suresh is Indian, illustrator Syed Ismail is Arab-Malay, designer Suki Chong is Peranak...

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