A 19th century painting of a flying carpet by Viktor Vasnetsoa in 1880 is a depiction of the hero of Russian folklore,  Ivan Tsarevich . It draws our attention to The Magic Carpet, which transports the stars - and the audience - of "Aladdin" the musical, now showing in Singapore, but is also our flying visual to mark the third issue of The Art of Travel. Fly to your dreams. Responsibly of course.
The Art of Travel
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T ravel R esponsibly for the E nvironment, A rt & D reams
Issue Number Three: 13 August 2019
Incorporating The Avenue for Creative Arts
"Tread softy because you tread on my dreams" (W.B.Yeats 1899)
If Music be the Food of Love, Play on!
This Genie is a Genius
Watch and listen to the brilliant Genie in the production of Aladdin showing in Singapore. The star of the show, Frankston-born Australian Gareth Jacobs, trained in musical theatre at the University of Ballarat in country Victoria and honed his skills on the high seas as lead vocalist and vocal captain for Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. He was a Top 24 contestant on The X Factor and played the role of Jimmy Early in StageArt's Dreamgirls. He has been understudying Genie, Sultan and Babkak in Disney's Aladdin since the Australian premiere in August 2016. We've hailed this production as definitely one of the best musical productions of all time. It continues in Singapore - its only Asian showing - until September. Go here to book.
Love is in the Air
You can hear it in their voices. See it in their eyes. Feel it on stage. It must be love. Aladdin (Graeme Isaako) and Jasmine (Shubshri Kandiah) exude love and incredible talent right through this production of "Aladdin" now showing in Singapore. Surely these two "discoveries" will go much further, going by the magic and musicality they demonstrate in their first big international showtime outing. Graeme spent his early years in Auckland, New Zealand before making his Australia stage debut in "Oliver". Originally from Malaysia, Shubshri trained in musical theatre in Brisbane and Perth, appearing in musicals, like West Side Story, before taking the lead in Aladdin. More on the production here.
Music to our Ears + Heirloom by TENG
Fresh from the launch of their ingenious and instructive book "The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra" , the TENG Ensemble will perform in a concert to mark the culmination of The Forefathers Project, a four-year initiative to celebrate the sounds of Singapore’s unsung Chinese music pioneers. The Singapore-born arts company will present Heirlooms, a documentary-concert that reimagines the sounds of Singapore’s Chinese forefathers on 11 October 2019 at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. The book, published by World Scientific in Singapore, is described as a "seminal guide to equip composers, scholars and music enthusiasts worldwide with the necessary knowledge to work with Chinese musical instruments". TENG have shown how this is done on stage and in teaching. Now it's published to spread the word and the technique beyond Singapore to the world.
Travellers' Tales
"This could be home" is the title - and the expressed desire - of Pico Iyer's delightful little celebratory book on Raffles Hotel, to mark the re-opening of Singapore's iconic landmark after undergoing renovations for two years. A beautifully written book, as you'd expect from Mr Iyer, but surely the acclaimed and well- established travel writer doesn't need to undertake such assignments any more. He has graciously agreed to be the first Writer-in-Residence at the "renewed" Raffles, under a new scheme to nurture creative writing talents in Singapore. You can meet Pico Iyer at Huggs-Epigram on Friday 16 August . Go to publisher Epigram Books for more.
It might be a "short history" but Nadia Wright has packed into "The Armenians of Singapore" a wealth of stories and illustrations, all coming together as an extremely valuable cultural heritage resource in Singapore's bicentenary year. She notes that fewer than 750 Armenians have ever lived in the city-state, but they've provided four of Singapore's most iconic "treasures": 1. the St Gregory's Church - the oldest church in Singapore, still in use; 2. the national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid; 3. the famous Raffles Hotel, and not to forget, 4. the Straits Times newspaper. All founded by and/or identified with Armenians.
A big coffee table book "Soirees, Sojourns & Stories" has been produced to mark the re-opening of the iconic Raffles Hotel. Besides generous glimpses - words, deeds and pictures - of the iconic Singapore institution's glorious past, the author Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni and publisher Rizzoli of New York, have added newer members of what is now called Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. A beautiful book to treasure and share, but it's a pity it missed acknowledging previous long-serving Raffles' managers, like Robert Pregarz, and artists, like Graham Byfield, who inhabited and/or captured the hotel so well over the years.
Turning away from Crime: We listened to an interview with Claire Mackintosh on BBC radio and learnt about her latest book, "After the End". Claire spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID (Criminal Investigation Department) and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant. She now writes full time and lives in North Wales (United Kingdom) with her husband and their three children. The best selling author of crime novels has turned her practiced hand to a different topic this time. Read more here.
A Place in Time x Seven
Singapore-based commercial pilot Richard Foltin is handy with his camera, as well as with the aircraft controls as he flies the skies of Asia. This time he's captured an incredible scene after take off from Changi Singapore - sun, clouds, sky, sea and land - over Malaysia. We'll bring you more of Richard's aerial endeavours from now on. Go to his Facebook page for more.
On Air: Untold Stories of Caldecott Hill. More than a place in time is Caldecott Hill. It's where Singapore's broadcasting - radio and television - began and flourished, initially by the British (from the mid-1930s) and from 1965 with Singaporeans at the helm. This book is full of stories of people, performances and productions. Published by Marshall Cavendish.
"Under One Roof"
The stars of this memorable Singapore sit-com got together for the launch of the book "On air: Memories of Caldecott Hill". Is there a possibility that we'll see a re-make, an update or a nostalgic return of "Under One Roof"? On stage or screen? There's a delightful account in the book by Irani Subaiah, entitled "Living Under One Roof as Daisy", as she not only directed the sit-com for seven seasons, but played the part of Daisy in "Under One Roof".
The Subversibles
The Byron Writers Festival doesn't restrict itself to the literary arts. It makes room for the visual arts too, like this year, featuring this new work by Dave Hickson, entitled The Subversibles. Made of o ld hardwood fenceposts, recycled steel pipe and stoneware-fired ceramic figures, the work makes us think about beauty in the decaying body, the nature of decaying wood and avoiding the need to have the latest and shiniest new thing. Read all about the Festival here.
Spice it Up: When Susan Kurosawa, the award-winning travel columnist and author, pens reports on places, you must sit up and take notice. This time her perceptive focus is on Singapore, where to stay and where to eat out. Where “the island city is a wonderful cornucopia for gourmands as these delightful dining establishments testify”. She covers the full spectrum, including the re-habilitated godown, now boutique hotel, The Warehouse (pictured). Read "Spice it Up" from The Australian, where she notes, among other things, that "Singapore’s hawker culture is an experience so intrinsic to the nation’s identity that it has been nominated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage".
Keep me Posted: Come October this year, the brand Fullerton arrives in Sydney. So writes Clara Lock in Singapore's Sunday Times. The luxury heritage hotel will be housed in the city's former General Post Office, which functioned as New South Wales' postal service headquarters until 1996. It was sold by Australia Post to Singapore's Far East Organisation and its affiliate, Hong Kong-based developer Sino Group. Mr Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, says they intend to conserve and showcase the building's heritage. The Fullerton in Singapore was previously the city-state's General Post Office.
Heatherwick's Vessel in New York.

Visitors to New York can now scale British designer  Thomas Heatherwick 's giant honeycomb-like sculpture at Hudson Yards , which has opened along with other public spaces at the vast West Side development. Known as "Vessel", the  Heatherwick Studio -designed structure has welcomed its first visitors to climb its 154 staircases since it opened in March. The huge artwork, which comprises an Escher-like lattice of the interconnected stair flights and 80 landings, adds to the retail and entertainment provision at  Hudson Yards.   There's more.
All the World's a Stage
“At the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, we aim to be inclusive, foster empathy and bring about a greater understanding of different cultures and communities through free festivals. Come 2021, we will have the new Singtel Waterfront Theatre, a 550-seat space that’ll help further support future generations of artists to create new works that tell Singaporean and Asian stories and widen our engagement with various communities.” Yvonne Tham, CEO of Esplanade, as quoted in the August issue of Singapore Airlines' Silver Kris Magazine. See what's coming up at the Esplanade to appeal to you.
On a Little Street in Singapore: Eight years ago at the Esplanade, The Manhattan Transfer effortlessly swept Mosaic audiences off their feet. On 12 September - one night only! - they return to make us swoon all over again. With sold-out tours and worldwide record sales in the millions, The Manhattan Transfer brings their unique and extraordinary vocal magic to fans old and new. The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, a legacy that the group has cemented since their first recording in 1972. Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Cheryl Bentyne have been joined by Trist Curless, as an official member of the group, all of them maintaining the integrity and artistry left by its founder Tim Hauser, who passed away in 2014 . We have a special interest in meeting up with the quartet, as we first interviewed them Christchurch, New Zealand, 40-odd years ago! Read all about it and book here.
From Miss Saigon to Sweeney Todd: Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, makes its Singapore premiere, by courtesy of Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) at Marina Bay Sands from 28 November to 8 December. Don't miss Tony Award winner Lea Salonga as Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Lea is best known for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon, which won her the Tony and Olivier Award, as well as the singing voices of Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She was last seen on SRT's stage in God of Carnage (2012). There's more.
Enjoy the Memory: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to Singapore this December - from the 17th to 29th. CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. As it plays at the purpose-built Sands Theatre, it's possible to Book a Show and Dine package at one of Marina Bay Sands signature restaurants before or after the show. Alternatively, there's a Show and Stay package, or what's described as The Ultimate Experience.
Emily of Emerald Hill: Ivan Heng is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors. Glen Goei is one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors. Together, they bring to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household. Evoking the golden age of Straits-Chinese culture from the 1930s, this new production of Emily of Emerald Hill promises to be the most immersive version of Stella Kon’s enduring classic yet. This very appropriate production to commemorate WILD RICE’s new theatre home in Funan Centre runs from 4 to 28 September. Book here.
The Story of the Forest
Created by the renowned Japanese digital art collective teamLab, "Story of the Forest" is an immersive installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations. The artwork touches on various histories, that of the site it is presented in as well as the muses it features. Through a virtual and visual landscape, this installation contrasts Singapore’s colonial past with its present-day modernity. See it at Singapore's National Museum.
Natural History Drawings : The Complete William Farquhar Collection: Malay Peninsula 1803-1818. Colonel William Farquhar (1774-1839) was a British Colonial Officer who became Commandant of Malacca in 1803, a post through which he was able to indulge his interest in natural history, sending men to collect various plant and animal specimens, which he then commissioned artists to paint. See more.
Tan Ee Long, a runner up in the 2018 "Experience Forests, Experience PEFC'’ photo contest, tells us more about his photo ‘Enchanting Forest’ and why being in a forest has a calming and therapeutic effect on him. Go to PEFC for more. Taking place in 16 countries, over 12,000 photos entered into the 2018 contest. Now there's the 2019 " Experience Forests, Experience PEFC" photo contest, which has come to an end. The juries of PEFC's national members have selected their winners and these will be presented in coming weeks.
Singapore: In its Own Write
In the intriguingly entitled book, "The Movie that No one Saw" , first time novelist May Seah has invented Adjonis Keh, supposedly a successful actor who has everything: looks, adoration, a shelf filled with acting awards and a dark secret. He can’t act! In reading this very well written novel, you can't help surmising that the enterprising author has tapped into her own experience as a television journalist. Even adding anonymous and/or notable characters she's encountered to come up with such a riotous Shakespeare-like tragically funny plot. Epigram published this.
When veteran journalist and former New Paper editor PN Balji launched his tell-all book about his 40 years in the media industry at Huggs-Epigram recently, he attracted a big gathering of "media friends". The book, "Reluctant Editor" , is published by Marshall Cavendish. We read it at one sitting and thoroughly recommend it for its insight into Singapore media. Jalelah Abu Baker, along with a few more journalists, attended the launch, so read what she reported for Channel News Asia. The book a has been on the Straits Times best-seller list for a few weeks now.
If there are 26 Singaporeans you need to know, Simon Vincent has them all together in one book: "The Naysayers Book Club" . He cleverly approached all his "victims" - mostly well-known and outspoken writers, artists, and architects - by getting them to show him their favourite or memorable books. From "heritage" architect William Lim to award winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew, this collection of "naysayers" gives the reader insight into their thoughts and actions - now and then - as well as their reading habits Another Epigram achievement.
Singapore Writers Festival
Now we can tell you about the 2019 Singapore Writers Festival. It's being directed by one of Singapore's most prominent young published and performing poets, Pooja Nansi (pictured). And it's on from 1 to 10 November. The Singapore Writers Festival started in 1986 as a biennial festival. Now held yearly, the festival is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world’s major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotlight on home grown and Southeast Asian creative talents. There's more about the 2019 programme, so go to the website and register.
Hot off the Press: The Singapore Writers Festival, themed "A Language of Our Own", will explore the role of language in the expression of identities and formation of communities in the 21 st  century. Prominent authors headlining the festival include  Min Jin Lee  (Korea - US), author of  Pachinko , a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and  Marlon James  (pictured), from Jamaica, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize for his novel  A Brief History of Seven Killings . This year, SWF will be extending its reach to youths aged 13 - 18 through a new festival track – the  SWF Youth Fringe  – which will be headlined by  Nicola Yoon  (Jamaica - US), a  New York Times -bestselling author of Young Adult novels. In keeping with the Language theme, "Singlish" comes in for some festive treatment. Read more.
"Loss Adjustment" involves the endless whys, the journey of Linda Collins and her husband in honouring Victoria, and the impossible question of what drove their daughter to this irretrievable act. A stunningly intimate portrait of loss and grief, "Loss Adjustment" is a breaking of silence—a book whose face society cannot turn away from. Linda Collins, copy-editor on the political desk of The Straits Times, will be familiar to readers as she used to write the monthly Expat Files in the Sunday Times from 2009­–2012. We have an advance copy to review, so expect more from us soon about this very moving book.  More from Ethos Books.
In "50 Best kept Secrets of the Istana", established Singapore writer Irene Ho focusses on History and Heritage. You’ll discover 50 little-known facts about the place known as Istana or Government House, from its building completion in 1869 to when Singapore achieved self-government in 1959. Using archival research surrounding the history of Singapore from its colonial days to 1959, this book aims to present the country’s past through a gentle and at times humorous narrative. The three-book series has Sharon Cheah writing about Flora and Fauna, while Wing Sher Maine covers People and Places. It's published by Epigram Books.
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The Art of Sustainability
Rubbish this Art by The Guardian!
Humans have made 8.3 billion tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone. This is the work of  Susie Cagle  in San Francisco. Follow this Infographic to get the full story.
Eleven Finalists for PEFC's World Architecture Prize
A helical tower, a moving kiosk, a ship-shaped home and much more. WAF has chosen the eleven finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize supported by PEFC – and we are impressed! Dedicated to celebrating and sharing outstanding architecture, the  World Architecture Festival  (WAF) awards architecture prizes in various categories. For the second time, PEFC and WAF teamed up to award the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize to project teams that have used certified timber in an innovative, educational or artistic manner. More from PEFC here.
Doorway to Green: Pravash Doors and Tata Steel came up with a tear-jerking, creative way to "draw" attention to what we're doing to damage our planet. See the video here.
Medalling with Art: Singapore Art Director Theseus Chan has been selected to create a work of art for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here's what Michelle Ng had to say about it in the Straits Times.
Talent for Conservation
Disney, well-known for its films and stage shows like Aladdin, now showing in Singapore, also has the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) to support non-profit organisations and their work to engage communities in the protection of wildlife and critical ecosystems across the globe. Cristian Ramirez is just one of the conservation champions recognised by Disney. He was discovered by the International Reptile Conservation Foundation (IRCF) team in Guatemala and now uses his experience and knowledge to protect endangered lizards. His ingenuity and determination in tree propagation methods led Cristian to become the manager of the team’s tree nursery that has now generated more than 60,000 seedlings for habitat reforestation efforts. 
Music to our Ears + Kantele by Neste
It's not often you go to a foundation-laying ceremony for one of the world's biggest renewable energy companies - admittedly in the comfort of a conveniently-located hotel in Singapore - to be introduced to the music of the world's best kantele player. Yes, Ida Elena is just that and Neste - the world's third most sustainable company - was very wise to have her along to enlighten and entertain the guests, which included Singapore's Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam. Host was President and CEO of Neste, Mr. Peter Vanacker. Described as a Youtube-phenomenon, singer-songwriter and pop kantele diva, Ida Elina, is an international touring artist and winner of the 1st International Kantele Competition. Find out more about Ida Elena and her kantele playing.
Flashes of Brilliance
In celebration of Singapore’s 54th year of independence, The Private Museum (TPM) presents "Flashes of Brilliance". Selected Works of Chen Wen Hsi from the Collections of Johnny Quek and the Lewis Sisters. As part of the museum’s Collector Series, visitors can view previously unseen works by the late Singaporean pioneer artist, Chen Wen Hsi. In this special edition, the exhibition brings together two private collections, from Johnny Quek—close friend and long-time patron of Chen—and the Lewis sisters, Jennifer Lewis and Geraldine Lewis-Pereira. The selected works will be accompanied by stories from the collectors as well as rare insights into Chen’s artistic process. Go to the Private Museum in person and see this important exhibition of the works of one of Singapore's most prominent Chinese Brush painters. Read more.
In today’s digital age, APEC continues to pursue its effort to build prosperity for people in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC’s theme this year is to focus on  connecting people, building the future . This year, APEC seeks creative interpretation for the theme through its 2019 Photo Contest by amateurs and professionals alike. Share your views through your snaps that capture the theme and priorities, and send them to APEC! You may choose to interpret any one of the following  APEC 2019 theme and priorities :
  • Connecting people
  • Building the future
  • Digital society
  • Integration 4.0
  • Women, small businesses and inclusive growth
Anakena  is a white coral sand beach in  Rapa Nui National Park  on  Rapa Nui , Easter Island , the  Chilean  island in the  Pacific Ocean , the home to ancient "Moai" statues. Anakena is unusual for Easter Island in that it is one of only two small sandy beaches in an otherwise rocky coastline. Chile, as host country of APEC 2019, will put a strong emphasis on the environment, eco-tourism and culture. As a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum.   Read more
Short Takes + Short Hops
Of all places. At a tech trade show in Singapore. Connect Tech Asia to be precise. That's where we hopped aboard the Fiction Express. Not literally, because this is a well-researched and developed programme from Europe - the United Kingdom and Spain. It's an innovative book platform that connects students with professional authors, encouraging reading for pleasure through fun co-creation of stories. Take the ride!
Getting on the front page of Singapore Airlines inflight magazine Silver Kris is an achievement for anyone, and Andre Wee deserves this sort of attention as his art and photography, including augmented reality and animation, is drawing international attention. Before embarking on his creative career, Andre used to be a fencer and a military paratrooper and says he hopes to get back to his hobbies one day. Not so soon, Andre!.
"THAT’S Richard Hale over there. He recently published a very interesting book about this place. Thanks to his labour of love, Fraser's Hill has been receiving a marked increase in visitor-ship." So reads the report/review in Malaysia's New Strats Times by Alan Teh Leam Seng . We met up again recently with the same Mr Hale and admired his latest book, packed with fascinating facts and figures about the hill resort of Frasers Hill. Read more.
We met Hadi Ismanto, the Publisher and Director of the attractively designed and printed magazine, Manual Jakarta , while he attended the Design Pasar on 3 August, in King George's Avenue Singapore - right outside Roger & Sons wonderful woodworking workshop. The June issue of the print magazine presents an eclectic collection of stories and pictures uncovering the latest happenings in Jakarta with a focus on food, fashion, arts and culture. You can go online for even more, but we can't help hoping that print is here to stay.
Food Matters: The Culinary Arts
Food matters. It is a basic human need, yet its availability in adequate, safe, nutritious and regular amounts for humans is by no means assured. This seminal book,  Food Matters , by Professor Paul Teng and Manda Foo, provides explanations to the many questions asked about today’s food sources and quality. Written in prose that is easily understandable, it takes the reader through the fascinating story of the origin of our common foods, how they have changed in looks and their methods of production, and discusses many issues on the minds of consumers and governments.

Ran into Julie Reynard at "Aladdin" opening and learnt more about her EatPlayLive app. Asia's Premier Lifestyle App offers an incredible array of perks and privileges from more than 100 merchants and partners in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali too. Food Plus Lifestyle.
The Gourmet Travel will tell you stories of gourmet entrepreneurs who have succeeded around the world through the same passion of quality and taste. Anne-Charlotte Saglio told us about Kampot Pepper from Cambodia on our first meeting. There's more.
Seasonally out of sync – and two and a half years late – the first Smooth Cayenne pineapple in two years fruits at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Unusuall to produce a tropical fruit like this in the cooler climes of the UK, this is worth shouting about. Read more.
Cooking the Books:
Dean Brettschneider has stirred up the international bakery and cooking fraternity with a number of successful business ventures, the best known being Baker & Cook. Also he hasn't hesitated to turn his hand to books, hence the headline! Cooking the Books! Marshall Cavendish in Singapore has produced two of them - a big picture book incorporating plenty of photos and a very readable paper back called "Passion is my main ingredient". He appears to be taking over from Gordon Ramsey with his liberal use of expletives, but maybe that's because his "passion" rages on the page and in the bakery. There's more.
Our relationship with food needs to change. We've been big fans of The Ecologist for a long time and love its latest issue, featuring food in a big way. You can also get online the very latest reflection on the most recent UN report on fixing the global food problem in light of a changing climate.
Meet Like Meat! We talked about Impossible Burgers before, now we've come across Like Meat from Germany. Did you realise that a plant-based diet can lower the use of our resources big time. The production of one kilo of LikeMeat Mince requires 50 times less land, 12 times less water and 27 times less CO 2  than the production of one kilo of beef mince.
Hydroponics for food security and supply: Talk to John Harrison and he'll convince you that hydroponics provides the best solution to growing food sustainability, securely and safely, for the health of the planet and all its people. He's set-up AGR1 and started on his plan by building his first hydroponic greenhouse in the Johore state of Malaysia, just over the Causeway from Singapore.
STOP PRESS: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF)
13 August 2019: Ubud, Bali, INDONESIA. For its 16th year as Southeast Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has today announced its full lineup of over 200 authors, journalists, artists and activists from 30 countries. From 23–27 October, they’ll appear in more than 170 events across 70+ venues in Ubud. Who's there? Thailand’s Pitchaya Sudbanthad, Filipina poet Eunice Andrada, Singaporean global strategist Parag Khanna, Chinese author and journalist Karoline Kan, Bangkok-based author and journalist Patrick Winn, Jakarta-based journalist and analyst Erin Cook, and Singapore-based author and journalist Michael Vatikiotis. The Latest news is here .
Over Ten Years: Has Anything Changed?
Ten years' ago this month (August 2009), my book "The ABC of Carbon" was published. I spent many weeks/months launching it, talking about it, signing copies at bookstores and being interviewed in media throughout Australia. The quote from Martin Luther King (below) appeared prominently in the introductory section, after statements from Ian Lowe, Tim Flannery, Peter Doherty, Al Gore, Nicholas Stern, Rajendra Pachauri, Stephen Schneider, Ann Henderson-Sellers and Bob Henson. It still ranks as the first - and as far as I know, the only - encyclopaedia of climate change, produced as an ABC learning tool. I aimed to enhance the communications process on this vital topic by producing ABC Carbon Express as an online newsletter/magazine, with its 235th issue distributed last month (July 2019). I have to ask myself - and others - while time has passed, has anything really changed? - Ken Hickson
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