A Window of Opportunity Opens for Singapore and Suzhou Libraries

Release Date : 24 May 2012

Singapore, 24 May 2012 – The National Library Board (NLB), Singapore and the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Administrative Committee launched the “Window to Singapore-China” project in Suzhou today.

As part of the collaboration, working professionals, researchers and students in Suzhou can discover more about Singapore's culture and history through the 500 items that will be contributed by NLB. These include books and audio visual materials in subject areas such as history, business and tourism. Among the Singapore titles include “From third world to first: the Singapore story, 1965 - 2000: memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew” and “Singapore: City of Gardens”. The collection will be housed at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Library (SDLL) and will grow to 900 items by March 2013.

Singaporeans will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Suzhou industrial park experience through the contribution of 200 books spanning topics such as economics and history. The partnership will also see both libraries organise exhibitions and facilitate staff exchange programmes to promote the sharing of best practices and knowledge.

Mrs Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer of NLB said, “We believe that this collaboration will enable the people of Singapore and Suzhou to learn more about each other's culture and business practices. We look forward to working together on exhibitions to broaden the learning experience”.