Giveaway: Books That Moved Me

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Campaigns | 7 Comments

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Just as more of us take to reading on our electronic devices, so our relationship with books has evolved. Memories of exchanging books with friends, or selling and buying used books at Far East Plaza are fading fast.

Before they are gone forever, why not share your stories of the simple joy of reading with us?

Send in your memories of books and reading and receive an exclusive 2014 old-school “horse” calendar, featuring cherished memories in forms of old photos and trivia such as teacup rides at the Wonderland Amusement Park in the 70s and the Grand Prix along the old Upper Thomson Road in the 60s.

*Terms and conditions apply.

SMP Calendar Shot


How to Participate: 

  1. Send in your memories of books and reading, based on the weekly themes (in no less than 80 words).  

Week 1 (20 Jan to 26 Jan) – Favourite place to read

Week 2 (27 Jan to 2 Feb) – My favourite book

Week 3 (3 Feb to 9 Feb) – Books that moved me

Week 4 (12 Feb to 18 Feb) – My comic collection

Week 5 (19 Feb to 25 Feb) – Singaporean novels

[Extended] Week 6 (26 Feb to 4 Mar) – Children’s books

[Extended] Week 7 (5 Mar to 11 Mar) –My favourite bookstore

  1. Email your memories to with the subject title: “Books that moved me”. Remember to include your full name and mailing address.
  2. Check your mail box for the 2014 calendar (Please allow us two weeks after your submission to receive the calendar).

Terms and Conditions:

1)    This giveaway is open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

2)    Submission of entries must be made by 11 March 2014, 2359 hrs via email.

3)    Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

4)    Multiple submissions of different memories are allowed.

5)    Entrants must provide full name and completed mailing address in order for us to mail the calendar over.

6)    Calendar will be given away for all submissions that satisfy the theme given each week, while stocks last. NLB has the right to reject or deny any entry if deemed unsuitable.

7)    All entries must be original and written by the individual. NLB does not accept plagiarism.

8)    For all content, contributors will grant to NLB, the perpetual non-exclusive worldwide licence to digitise, make available to third party(s) and/or members of the public via the Internet and/or successive technologies for downloading, printing and grant the Singapore Memory Project (SMP) and the National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) the right to reproduce and republish content in any formats and platforms; for internal and external uses and for non-commercial purposes. The afore stated licence grants NLB right to sub-licence for non-commercial use the contents at NLB’s sole discretion and on such terms as NLB may impose on the users. Such non-commercial use includes but is not limited to, use for personal enjoyment, private study and research purposes and/or posting of all content item(s).

9)    NLB has the right to amend these terms and conditions and/or cancel the giveaway without prior notice to any person.

10)   By submitting your entry, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to these terms and conditions.


  1. Wong Chiat Wan
    January 24, 2014

    I like to share my old photos and things but my English very poor, can’t write the stories in English, can I write in Chinese?

    • Yeong Chong
      January 27, 2014

      Dear Mr Wong,



  2. Lim Li Li
    February 19, 2014

    When I was a primary school student, I bought a thin Chinese story which had a very touching storyline. It was about a man who killed another guy and who regretted his deed deeply when he grew old. He turned a monk and chanted for forgiveness. His victim’s son grew up and, without knowing, became the monk’s friend. The boy dug a tunnel through a dark cave , and in it, the monk knelt and sought for the boy’s pardon.

    The story moved me greatly. I read, re-read and re-read it many times. I had lost the book when I moved house. So, would like to share it here with others.

    • Yeong Chong
      February 21, 2014

      Hi Li Li,

      Do email your comment here to with the subject title: “Books that moved me” to receive our calendar! Remember to include your full name and mailing address.


  3. Peter Lee
    February 26, 2014

    Can I send in the memory for just one particular week (for that respective theme), or do I have to send in a memory for every week and for all the weeks in order to get the free calendar?

    • Yeong Chong
      February 27, 2014

      Hi Peter,

      Just one submission will do to get the calendar; you can choose to respond to any of our weekly themes too.

      yeong chong

  4. Tan Huan Yun 陈奂运
    June 26, 2014

    Hi I cannot remember what was the title of the book or the contents…but I always like to draw photos of swords and stick characters fighting like 武侠…I also wrote my Chinese name wrongly…I always wrote 换 instead of 奂…
    Just trying my luck. Thanks.


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