Concert and Library tour

On Friday we went for the Festival of Praise. So many young people were there! It was very encouraging to see such a large turnout. The Festival plays on until Sunday (tomorrow), and if you plan to go, I strongly encourage you to start queueing early, because it’s first come first served. Listen to Hillsong Australia and Delirious from the UK. Sermon by Rev Colin Dye from Kensington Temple, UK. More information (new window) at the City Harvest Church website.
Today I took a tour of the new National Library, courtesy of Prof Tommy Koh and his wife. Finally, Prof Koh made a speech as the Guest of honour for the Read! Singapore Campaign. He gave special mention to Colin Cheong’s novel, Tangerine. The other two recommended books for English readers were To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, both of which I’ve already read. Both are excellent books, taking a child’s perspective of adult worlds. Check out the campaign blog.
Photos for both events can be viewed on my Flickr page. The photos are displayed in reverse order, latest first, so it may get a bit confusing.
[Update: Ramblinglibrarian has more photos and more accurate captions here.]