April News

Book_Club_2016_flyerThis is not an April’s Fool’s joke but are real events:

  • We had a fruitful Creative Industry session at the Education and Career Seminar 2016 in Temasek Secondary School, 1 April.
  • Have you signed up for ‘Publish Your Story’ Workshop on 16 April?
  • We are delighted that our boss, Hidayah Amin, is the Guest-of-Honour at Temasek Secondary School’s Prize Giving Ceremony on 15 April.
  • The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is happening next month. We will be presenting at the AFCC. Do drop by Helang Books booth.

Have a chat with us if you would like to engage our services!

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March News

eInvite-Book_Club workshopWhat’s happening in March?

  • Meet the Writer session at West Spring Primary School, 3 March
  • Our ‘Hang Nadim and the Garfish’ book is selected for the SingaPlural 2016 – Recognition Showcase! The showcase will take place at 99 Beach Road from March 7th to 13th.
  • Writer’s Talking panel at S’pore Management University (SMU), 29 March
  • We are also preparing for ‘Publish Your Story’ Workshop in April. Do sign up!
  • PrintCheck out the ‘Little Kids, Big Ideas’ logo.
  • And yes, we are working on a few books to be published this year. Watch out for them!
  • Support independent publisher like Helang Books (us) and buy our high quality, meaningful books today!
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February News

sock-monkey-reading-a-bookFebruary is looking fabulous!


‘A Journey of Giving: The LBKM Story’ book that we worked on was successfully launched on 22 Jan. See photos at Helang Books’ FB page!

We also made it on Newnham College newsletter. So do buy ‘Mina meets Cambridge book as for every book purchased, we will donate 1 pound to Newnham College Bursary Fund for students.

Some of our upcoming projects this year:
– Books on the history and stories of Kampong Glam and Kampung Tempeh.
– ‘Si Ma Guang and the Giant Jar’ – 2nd book in the ‘Little Kids, Big Ideas’ series
– Talks about our books in school
– Asian Festival of Children’s Content in May (Visit us at our booth!)

Happy Chinese New Year!

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January News

Happy New Year 2016!

LBKM_Anniv_Logo_2015What better way to usher in the new year than to support our local charity, LBKM.

LBKM has awarded 25,865 bursaries and scholarships to students regardless of race and religion since 1965. To commemorate its 50th Anniversary, LBKM will be having a charity dinner. We will also be launching the book ‘A Journey of Giving: The LBKM Story’ (written by Hidayah Amin) at the dinner.

  • Date: 22 January 2016 (Friday)
    Time: 7 pm
    Venue: Mandarin Orchard Hotel
    Guest-Of-Honour: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

    Price per table of 10 persons: $1,500 and above (eligible for tax deductions of 250%). Pls contact [email protected] to book a seat or table. http://lbkm.org.sg

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December News







We had an eventful 2015 publishing exciting books and embarking on interesting projects. Our recent two projects:

  • Have Fun with Drama! – Hang Nadim and the Garfish
    Date: 28 Nov 2015 (Sat)
    Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
    Venue: Programme Zone in Serangoon Public Library
  • Research & Fabrication of  MAI Heritage Gallery 
    We did the research, interviews, curating, designing and fabrication of the panels within a record time of 5 weeks! Well-done team at AC!

Happy Hols! Ho ho ho.
ps. Our books make lovely Christmas gifts!

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November News

charity“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service”. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I admire how big foundations and corporations donate generously to charities. I vow to do the same too. But I’m far from being financially rich. So how? I figured, you don’t have to be successful or wealthy to donate. We can still do our part with what little that we have. To encourage fellow entrepreneurs to help the underprivileged, I am listing down the little things we at Archipelago Consultancy (AC) have done. Hopefully, our little efforts will inspire others to do the same.

  • We donated our books to children’s homes (in Singapore and overseas), charitable organisations, school for the blind, and disadvantaged families.
  • A percentage from book sales profits goes to a charity that gives out bursaries to students in Singapore.
  • 10% of sales profits from the Gedung Kuning book goes to the Sultan Mosque (in memory of my great-grandfather who raised funds for the mosque from 1914 to 1944)
  • We are donating 1 pound for every ‘Mina meets Cambridge’ book sold towards Newnham College Bursary Fund.
  • We organised free book readings and talks to charities and ‘not-so-well-off’ schools that invited us.
  • We gave opportunities to people with “no track record” to help them get a foothold in the industry.

I hope we are able to do more in the future. As much as AC sees visions and dreams dreams, we would also like to be active in charity and willing service.


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October News

MMC_0548We had a successful Mina book launch! Check out the photos on Facebook.
Join us for the following events:


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September News

Mina_eInviteIt’s Singapore’s General Election this month. Vote wisely and Celebrate at our book launch afterwards!

  • Mina meets Cambridge
    13 Sept 2015 (Sunday), 11.30am – 2.30pm, The Pod, Level 16, National Library Building

*A humble scientist told Mina (in the book), “What’s more important is this: Whatever that you do, it should benefit mankind.” Wise words.

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August News

The Mango Tree

Our office has resumed business after the July summer holidays. Busy as usual!

  • Meet-the-Author @ Kinokuniya
    1st  & 15th August
  • Save the Date (book launch)!
    Mina meets Cambridge
    13 Sept (Sunday), 11.30am – 2.30pm, The Pod, Level 16, National Library Building

*Happy 50th National Day Singapura! We love you lots!

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June News

TMT_AwardsDurian Runtuh! (Falling Durians – Unexpected Windfall)

  • The Mango Tree book is the winner of the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2015.
  • The book is the Grand Prize Winner of the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award. There were 149 entries from the ASEAN countries, 32 second prize winners. Grand Prize Winners: 2 from Vietnam, 2 from The Philippines, 1 from Indonesia and 1 from Singapore.

Join us:
Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC):
The Nuts and Bolt of Self Publishing: The Good, the Bad and The Fabulous
4 June (Thu), 12pm – 1pm, Imagination Room, The National Library Building

Book Launch:
Hang Nadim and the Garfish

20 June (Sat), 10am – 12pm, The Plaza, The National Library Building

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