Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright – Reliving Punggol’s past in a POV poetry workshop

Did you know that Punggol was home to one of Singapore’s earliest zoos which housed Apay, a Bengal tiger? And that the residents were once terrorised by a crocodile? Find out more about Punggol’s wondrous, storied past and take part in a speculative poetry workshop where you can revive creatures and people of the past, and lend fresh, empathetic voice to them.

Suitable for youths and adults.


About the series

The Writers Series celebrates Singapore stories showcasing some of the most remarkable voices in Singapore literature. With a focus on diversity and inclusivity, this series promises something for every reader. This is a joint initiative by Singapore Book Council and the National Reading Movement. 

View the other programmes in the series here

6 May 2023
1PM - 3PM

Punggol Regional Library
1 Punggol Drive One, #01-12 One Punggol Singapore, 828629


Yeow Kai Chai

Yeow Kai Chai

Yeow Kai Chai is a poet, fiction writer, and editor. He has three poetry collections, One to the Dark Tower ComesPretend I’m Not Here, and Secret Manta. He has worked in the media, including as an entertainment editor and music reviewer, in various publications such as The Straits Times8 Days and My Paper. He co-wrote The Adopted: Stories from Angkor and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home, with three other authors. A co-editor of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, he was the festival director of the Singapore Writers Festival from 2015 to 2018.