Singapore’s beautiful Raffles Hotel hosted the launch of Lorette Roberts’ latest book: Sketches of Singapore. (Thanks to the hotel for the complimentary Singapore Slings!) Razor TV filmed a three-part interview with Lorette, which includes lots of illustrations from the book. Watch below or directly at the Razor TV site.
The book has been reviewed by Time Out Singapore and Expat Living, who say: “Aside from the quality of the art – shophouses, hawker food and gardens are all delightfully rendered – there’s a wealth of quirky history and trivia in the accompanying handwritten notes, which wrap like tendrils in and around her pictures. This is more than just a visual feast.”
For Hong Kong residents, don’t forget that Lorette’s 2010 desk calendar, Sketches of Hong Kong 2010, is still in the shops. Happy new year!
When I was trying to acquire some books written by Singaporean writers while I was in Singapore, so many of them are unknown outside Singapore. They don’t seem have cared to get their names and works known in North America.