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Lai Chee Kien's 'Building Memories' wins Best Illustrated Non-Fic and Book Of The Year at Singapore Book Awards

SINGAPORE - Coffee table books had their day at this year's Singapore Book Awards, as an art book took home the top honours on Thursday night (April 20) at the industry awards, which recognise the best in local book publishing. Building Memories: People. Architecture. Independence, about four iconic buildings from Singapore's history, won not just in the newly-minted Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title category, but also the overall Book Of The Year award. The 136-page interactive book, which features buildings such as the now-defunct red-brick National Library and National Theatre, was described by the judging panel in a statement as "a time capsule in a book format" and "outstandingly beautiful in its production and ingenious in its assembly and presentation". The project's leader, Yeo Yeok Chuan, 51, said: "I'm completely surprised because it is our first time and we are...

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