Perak Academy Books Launch (9 May 2015)

What does a former computer sales manager, an O & G specialist, a nurse and an ex-banker have in common? Alexandra Wong, Dr Teoh SK, Bridget Eu and Jasemin Sibo are all Ipoh mali authors who will be sharing their publishing experiences at Kong Heng Square (behind Kong Heng coffee shop and Plan B) on Saturday, May 9 at 3pm.

Made in Malaysia by Alex, whom you may know as Navel Gazer from The Star, is a collection of warm, humorous real life stories that pay tribute to the unsung heroes of Malaysia, including her favourite childhood doctor, nasi kandar seller, apam balik maker and more from Ipoh – you may probably recognise some of these characters.

In Cell Wars, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Teoh Soong Kee shares how he remained optimistic even after discovering lymphoma in his stomach, as he chronicles his journey with chemotherapy in a bid to encourage and motivate others with similar illnesses.

After being involved in nursing and caring for 41 years, Bridget Eu was inspired to write When Footsteps Merge, a collection of poems, about the humanity, sufferings, inspiration, ethical issues, joy and courage from different walks of life.

Finally, the youngest of the four – Jasemin Sibo – collaborated with other kindred spirits around the world to write Epiphany, a collection of short, true stories about failed relationships as a therapeutic means to cast out nagging memories of ex-partners and lovers.

Books will be sold on the day, so here’s a chance to get a heartwarming gift just in time for Mother’s Day (May 10). See you there!

Reservation and enquiries, please call Perak Academy: 05 241 3742 or 016 551 8172 or email


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