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fires cover   More info soon. Cyril's Wikipedia entry is here and his homepage is here. An interview with Cyril, featuring my portrait of  Cyril. And no, Alex Pander is not one of my pseudonyms... Fires on Amazon.

the bestselling book, I Ate Tiong Bahru: “Unlike anything else I’ve read…”

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A national bestseller in Singapore, I Ate Tiong Bahru is a collection of short stories about the food, people and history of Tiong Bahru, an estate composed of uniquely styled Art Deco buildings.

Dynamic, personal and well-researched, I Ate Tiong Bahru is an inviting piece of original writing.

"Black's love letter is one of the best introductions to a country and a state that you might read."

(Art Review Asia)

EBOOK, PRINT AND AUDIOBOOK ON AMAZON(3.5 stars)

Read one story for free! Deepavali at Galicier is here. (The short video below is Gallicier during Chinese New Year.)

i ate tiong bahru on Goodreads.

i ate tiong bahru audio book

"... I Ate Tiong Bahru, your exquisite 'lyrical documentary' on Tiong Bahru, which gave me many hours of pure pleasure...
I wish I'd read it before visiting the estate, and still in Singapore so I would be able to go there again.
It's in Paris that I read it, and followed all your descriptions and encounters, street by street, on my detailed map of Singapore... I loved your book."

-M.Abreu

Expat Living Review

Kitaab Review

An award, of sorts.

“时光一逝永不回,往事只能回味”
的确如此,往事只能回味。今日在中巴鲁遇见了新知己。
这位红毛先生不但把以往和中巴鲁有感情的人的喜怒哀乐写了下来,也把故人的往事和回忆记载了。
他不想把中巴鲁写的纸上完完美美,他把最真实的经历和故事, 用简单有趣的方式呈现给读者。
从在 Galicier 西饼店学做英式蛋糕和娘惹糕,到在巴刹的扶梯下观察路人的举动和表情,他仿佛在和中巴鲁谈恋爱。一段非比寻常的恋爱。
他掀起了我们的回忆。不但给予了以前和这个地方有过感情的人一丝的安慰和喜悦,也让对这个地方好奇的人有了探索的理由。
他这个红毛人怜香惜玉之情,让我感到自叹不如。
“我吃了中巴鲁”

"I ate Tiong Bahru"
By Mr. Stephen Black.

Review by Jacob Tan Wei

"We can't turn back time; the past can only be reminisced.

Indeed, the past can only be reminisced. Today, I met my new soulmate at Tiong Bahru. This Caucasian man had not only written the sentiments towards Tiong Bahru of its people, but also the past and memories of those departed. He didn't want to write on the perfections; he used lighthearted humour to describe those raw experiences and stories. From learning how to bake English and Nonya pastries at Galicier to observing passersby from below the escalator, it was like a courtship of sorts between him and Tiong Bahru. He had triggered our memories; not only had he given all those who hold great sentiments of this place a little consolation and joy, but also the freedom of discovery for those who are curious about this place. This Caucasian man's tenderness had humbled me greatly. I ate Tiong Bahru by Mr. Stephen Black."

A blog post about the Hungry Ghost Festival

iatb was the only ebook featured in Eugene Soh's revolutionary web art project: www.gallery.sg

IATB in virtual gallery

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