Book launch of Remains: A Singapore Journey by Kostas Ikonomopoulos

Come find out about the quaint, uncanny, unlikely, bizarre, eye-opening, respectable remnants of Singapore’s past around the island and its offshore isles!

When? 10th September 2015, Thursday | 7.30pm to 9pm

Where? Booktique @ Citylink Mall, #B1-17A, 1 Raffles Link, Singapore 039393

Free admission. RSVP to Ethos Books: events@ethosbooks.com.sg OR indicate your attendance at the Facebook event page here.

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About the author: Born in Greece in 1976. Kostas studied at Athens University and after being granted a state scholarship, he did postgraduate studies in Philosophy at the Manchester Metropolitan University. After completing his studies, he spent time with an NGO; fundraised in Scandinavia and did Development Work in a South African township for six months.

In late 2001, he returned to Greece to do his National Service. In 2003, he was in China, and spent seven years working mostly as a Project Manager, first for a small trading and outsourcing firm and then for a gaming multinational. In 2010, he moved to Singapore, where he has lived ever since, being employed in the science publishing field.

Two years ago, he became a Singapore Permanent Resident. Married and with a daughter, he has travelled quite extensively in the last 15 years, mostly in East and Southeast Asia. He has an enduring interest in cultural preservation, colonial architecture, derelict monuments and urban decay. Remains is his first book.

 

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