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[email protected] 2018 RETURNS!

Organised by POPULAR Book Store, BookFest 2018 officially kickstarts the year-long celebrations for POPULAR’s 95th Anniversary in 2019! Spanning 130,000 sqft at Suntec Convention Hall 401 – 406 from 14 – 23 December – over two weekends during the school holidays! BookFest is the ultimate one-stop solution to all your holiday needs – Christmas gifts, new school year preparation, family enriching activities, or retail therapy.

THEME FOR [email protected] 2018

“Awesome & More” (阅•精彩), accompanied by the visual of adorable squirrels – like these squirrels, customers are the Gatherers of Knowledge, where one is accumulating knowledge through books found at BookFest 2018.


In its 7th edition, the POPULAR Readers’ Choice Awards aims to recognise and reward local authors and pay tribute to their literary works. Staying true to its name, the judges of the awards are the readers who will nominate their favourite books or authors. Since its inception, the awards have grown from strength-to-strength, proving itself as the stimulus in the local literary scene by providing local authors with a platform to showcase their writing.


Another familiar component of BookFest is the annual National Chinese Creative Reading Competition (NCCRC) and the National Malay Creative Reading Competition (NMCRC). Through creative recital of Chinese and Malay books, both initiatives hope to encourage and promote the importance of reading in Mother Tongue languages.



The Gadgets & IT Show returns with a plethora of tech accessories, consumer electronics and IT products at never-before prices after a successful run in 2017. Be sure to check out the all-new Audio Pavilion (sound room), featuring more than 10 premium brands where audiophiles can be awed by the great sensory experience. Marvel fans will also delight in the exclusive Marvel Comics Superheroes’ Wireless Mouse M238 designed by Logitech.


Titbit Carnival is one of the largest titbits showcases in Singapore spanning 7,000 square feet with over 1,500 products titbits from around the world to choose from. Simply pay $10 to enjoy a Titbits Buffet, a first-of-its-kind shopping experience in Singapore – fill the empty bag with all the titbits (receive a bottle of KIM Bird’s Nest Beverage worth S$3.50 with every bag)!


Get more rewards at Gadgets & IT Show Lucky Draw, WIN-WIN Lucky Draw and Awesome Grand Draw – win attractive prizes such as an Ogawa MYsofa Massage Chair, cold hard cash or gold!


14 December
12 noon – 4pm Shogakukan Asia Presents Pokemon Book Event!
Pokemon Adventures Sun & Moon Colouring Contest
4.30pm – 5.30pm Personalise yourr own Melowy
6pm – 6.45pm Tall Order The Goh Chok Tong Story’ Book-Sharing Session by Author Peh Shing Huei
7pm – 9pm A Doctor’s View: Cancer – Knowledge and Treatment By Dr. Wong Seng Weng
15 December
10am – 12pm POPULAR Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 Prize Presentation Ceremony
12.30pm – 2pm Mickey Mouse Colouring Contest
6.30pm – 7.30pm Retire Smart’ Book-Sharing Session by Author Lorna Tan
16 December
11.30am – 12.30pm How to Score In Primary Maths Problem Sum by Ms Laura Kee, EPH
1pm – 2pm Kongsuni Meet-and-Greet
3pm – 4pm Win-Win Lucky Draw
4.30pm – 7pm Live Workout Party with Amore Fitness
7.30pm – 8.30pm 台湾健康减重达人 – 李一休 (一休陪你一起爱瘦身)分享兼签书会
17 December
1pm – 3pm Pertandingan Bacaan Kreatif Kebangsaan 2018 (Peringkat Akhir)
4pm – 5pm Acco Game Show
6pm – 7pm Shogakukan Asia Presents Pokemon Book Event!
Pokemon Special Stage with Pikachu!
7.30pm – 9pm 台湾风水命理界教父 – 谢沅槿 “风水与人生,旺财兴运, 开创新契机“ 分享兼签书会
18 December
1pm – 4pm 2018年全国中小学创意阅读比赛 (大决赛)
National Chinese Creative Reading Competition 2018 (Finals)
4.30pm – 5.30pm Building Confidencde in PSLE Chinese e-Oral Video
Conversation by Ms Wu Xue Ni, EPH
6pm – 7pm Conquer Chinese by Armour Publishing
8pm – 9pm Crazy Auction!
19 December
12 noon – 1pm Independent Learning in Secondart Math by Mr David Ng, EPH
2pm – 3.30pm POPULAR Spelling Challenge 2018 (Prelims)
4.30pm – 5.30pm POPULAR Spelling Challenge 2018 (Finals)
6pm – 7pm Empower Your Maths Problem Solving Skill by Ms Grace Yet and Md Edlynn Rose, Armour Publishing
8pm – 9pm Crazy Auction!
20 December
11.30am – 1.30pm Healthy Living By BRAND’S
2pm – 3pm Dari Dapur Chef Selebriti’ Cooking demonstration by Chef Lin Norzailina Nordin
3.30pm – 4.30pm Cooking Egg and Beancurd the Right Way’ and ‘Boiled Soup Receipes’ Cooking Demonstration by Chef Andrew Kow
5pm – 6pm Cooking demonstration by Chef K.S.Lee
6.30pm – 7.30pm Bento For Kids’ Cooking Demonstration by Chef Michelle Lim
8pm – 9pm Crazy Auction!
21 December
12 noon – 1pm Korean Colorloon Workshop
1.30pm – 2.30pm TICO Bricks Time Attack Challenge!
3pm – 4pm Book-Sharing Session with Authors Gabby Tye and Elodie Kyra
4.15pm – 5pm Dr Delinquent: A Guide to Decording The Teenage Years’
Book-Sharing Session by Author Carol Balhetchet and Serene Luo
5.30pm – 6.30pm 我的小红点)绘画分享兼签名会 – 陈之财
7pm – 9pm 台湾新生代作家 – Peter Su (在颠覆琉璃的世界里, 你还有我啊!)分享兼签书会
22 December
10.30am – 11.30am S.O.A.R in Science by Dr Michelle Chang, Ms Blyss Chang, Mr Jerry Tai, Armour Publishing
12pm – 1pm 2019 年明星月历 (游戏场)签名会
3pm – 4pm Gadgets and IT Show Lucky Draw
4.30pm – 5.30pm Transformers: Bumblebee Meet-and-Greet
7pm – 9pm Peppa Pig Colouring Contest
23 December
10.30am – 11.30am Maths Whiz Competition with Casio
12 noon – 1pm Geronimo Stilton Zumba Party
1.15pm – 2pm Mr Kiasu’ Family Craft Time with Creator Johnny Lau
3pm – 4pm Awesome Grand Draw
4.30pm – 7.30pm Korg Junior Piano Competition 2018
8pm – 9pm Crazy Auction!


Please visit www.bookfestsingapore.com or  POPULAR Facebook Page for the latest news and programme lineup for [email protected] 2018.

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