Helang Books

“I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.”
– Stephen Fry

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Helang Books is an imprint of Archipelago Consultancy.

Get in touch! [email protected]

Our Books

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Our books are available in all major bookstores in Singapore and Malaysia.

They are also available at Wardah Books, Ungu Pen and Maya Gallery.

 

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Forthcoming Book Launch

The Rain Tree

The Rain Tree is a heartwarming, original tale about the beauty of trees and mother-child bonds. This book celebrates Rain Trees in Singapore, Mother Nature, mothers and children. It also highlights how Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew launched the Tree Planting Campaign.

Author: Lee Seow Ser
Illustrator: Jafri Janif
ISBN 978-981-11-1123-5
Genre: Children’s picture book
Format: Hardcover
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 48

Braille ISBN 978-981-11-3506-4
Format: Paperback
Size: 278 x 293 mm
Pages: 21

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My Name is Nadia. I have Autism. / Nama saya Nadia. Saya ada Autisme.
(A I am Unique book)

‘My Name is Nadia. I have Autism. / Nama saya Nadia. Saya ada Autisme.’ is a bilingual book about an eight-year-old girl who has autism. The story is based on the life of Nadia Sander who, despite her developmental disabilities, is just like any other children her age.

Author: Huda Patel
Malay text: Hidayah Amin
Illustrator: Evelyn Ghozalli
ISBN 978-981-11-13499
Genre: Children’s picture book
Format: Paperback
Size: 240 x 210 mm
Pages: 32
Published: 20 May 2017

 

I am Unique book series celebrates the special qualities in every child, inspiring children to embrace their uniqueness, and to live their life to the fullest.

 

 

 

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Si Ma Guang and the Giant Jar
(A Little Kids, Big Ideas book)

With special font, Braille and tactile story elements, this innovative One-for-All book–about a young boy doing good with his bright idea–integrates the needs of differently-abled children.

Author: Lee Seow Ser
Illustrator: Tan Ai Khim
ISBN 978-981-09-9667-3
Genre: Children’s picture book
Format: Paperback
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 32
Published: 14 October 2016

*The book has been chosen as an IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities 2017.

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Kampung Tempe: Voices from a Malay Village

This book conveys fragments of Kampung Tempe’s history and retells stories from the bygone days of the early settlement, and the villagers’ struggle for food that led them to produce tempe or fermented soya bean cakes, for which the village later came to be known.

Authors: Yahaya Sanusi & Hidayah Amin
ISBN 978-981-09-9815-8
Genre: English, Non-fiction
Format: Hardcover
Size: 245 X 177 mm
Pages: 288
Published: 23 July 2016

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Mina meets Cambridge

Mina is excited to visit her elder sister, Zara, in Cambridge. Mina has heard so much about Cambridge University from Zara and longs to visit. As Mina spends time with her sister, she discovers many interesting facts about Cambridge. However, she wonders why Zara does not seem to notice the charming characters they meet along the way…

Mina meets Cambridge is a whimsical story of an imaginative girl’s adventure in Cambridge. There, she learns that in order to be successful, one needs to work hard, persevere, and have the courage to dream big.

Author: Hidayah Amin
Illustrator: Jafri Janif
ISBN 978-981-09-4282-3
Genre: Children’s picture book
Format: Hardcover
Size: 300 x 250 mm
Pages: 64

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Braille ISBN 978-981-09-4898-6
Format: Paperback
Size: 278 x 293 mm
Pages: 22

Published: 13 September 2015
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The Little Kids, Big Ideas series celebrates every child’s potential, motivating kids to believe in themselves and their abilities to make a difference to the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hang Nadim and the Garfish
(A Little Kids, Big Ideas book)

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With print text in Dyslexie Font, Braille and digitally enhanced tactile illustrative elements, the retelling of Singapore folktale–Hang Nadim and the Garfish, a story of a young boy doing good with his bright idea–in this innovative One-for-All book seeks to integrate the needs of differently-abled children.

Author: Hidayah Amin
Illustrator: Tan Ai Khim
ISBN 978-981-09-4899-3
Genre: Children’s picture book
Format: Paperback
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 32

Published: 20 June 2015
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Malay Weddings Don’t Cost $50 and Other Facts about Malay Culture

A collection of 42 articles about Malay culture and heritage, lifestyle and personas, customs and practices, including controversial issues such as circumcision, supernatural beings, determining of virginity, and the infamous ‘$50-Malay-wedding’ remark that triggered a heated debate on racism in Singapore in October 2012.

Author: Hidayah Amin
ISBN 978-981-09-1051-8
Genre: English, Non-fiction
Format: Paperback
Size: 240 x 180 mm
Pages: 224
Published: 18 October 2014
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*The book is one of the two finalists of the 2016 International Book Awards in the Multicultural, Non-Fiction category.

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The Mango Tree

Everything has a story, even the knotted tree. Besides bearing fruits and providing shade, what is so unique about the mango tree? Why does it have a special place in a little girl’s heart?

The Mango Tree is a touching story about family relationships, appreciation for nature, and having a rooted sense of identity that transcends time and space.

Author: Hidayah Amin
Illustrator: Idris Ali
ISBN 978-981-07-5134-0
Genre: Children’s picture book, Non-fiction
Format: Hardcover
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 32
Published: 16 March 2013
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*The Mango Tree is the winner of the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Award 2015. It is also the Grand Prize Winner of  the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award 2015. The book was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 (English non-fiction).

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Braille ISBN 978-981-09-1050-1
Format: Paperback
Size: 278 x 293 mm
Pages: 10

eBook: ISBN 9789674450816

 

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Gedung Kuning: Memories of a Malay Childhood

Through 28 short stories, readers get a historical narrative of the lives of the people living in Gedung Kuning (Yellow Mansion) and the Malays of Singapore from 1850s to 1999.

Author: Hidayah Amin
ISBN 978-981-08-4756-2
Genre: English, Non-fiction
Format: Paperback
Size: 210 x 148 mm
Pages: 240
Published: 9 January 2010
Co-publisher: Singapore Heritage Society

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Commissioned Book

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A Journey of Giving: The LBKM Story
(Kembara Keihsanan: Kisah Perjalanan LBKM)

This book chronicles a Singapore charity, LBKM or Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board)’s 50 year history from 1965 to 2015.

Author: Hidayah Amin
ISBN 978-981-09-7996-6
Genre: English, Non-fiction
Format: Hardcover
Size: 257 x 195 mm
Pages: 224
Published: 22 January 2016
Publisher: LBKM

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Book Edited 

RIMA_book_coverThe Pursuit of Knowledge: Stories that Inspire and Empower

This book is a collection of eight real-life stories of ordinary Singaporeans who struggled to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

Author: Hidayah Amin
ISBN 978-981-09-5277-8
Genre: English, Non-fiction
Format: Paperback
Size: 247 x 187 mm
Pages: 94
Published: 7 November 2015
Publishers: RIMA & LBKM

*Hidayah also advised on the design and book layout.

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Other Services

We also provide editing, copy writing, proof-reading services, and design and publicity consultancy. We welcome inquiries from established and aspiring authors.


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Helang Books’ fan Erzwin Yem modelled for us!

Photographers: Jaliboy Paolo Ruder & Franco Mendez
of RebelPixel Photography

 

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Helang Books Supports Other Publishers

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We lent an illustration from The Mango Tree book in ‘A Village Remembered: Kampong Radin Mas 1800s – 1973′.

We also sponsored some prizes for the lucky draw at its launch.