The children’s book Hang Nadim and the Garfish, written by Hidayah Amin and illustrated by Tan Ai Khim, comes to life in a dramatisation at the evocative Malay Heritage Centre lawn in Kampong Glam. More than just a stage adaptation, the event will include interactive storytelling elements and experiential simulations that enable children to learn more about Singapore literature in a socially inclusive way.
During the ‘Ears-as-Eyes’ experience, children will be blindfolded and guided by sounds in the environment, simulating the sensory experience of visually impaired children. In ‘Hands-in-Hands’, children will watch as the story is told by sign-language interpreters, experiencing how hearing-impaired children enjoy signed stories. They will also get the chance to try telling the story in sign language.
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Helang Books is an imprint of Archipelago Consultancy, a Singapore-based consultancy providing high-quality services in the areas of research, heritage, education and creativity. Helang Books has carved its niche in publishing high-quality history and heritage books, as well as award-winning children’s literature.