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A new book that challenges conventions and questions norms as its writers share their vision of the ideal Singapore has been launched.

Titled Why Not? Thinking About Singapore’s Tomorrow, the 36-chapter, 572-page book has contributions from 45 writers. The 37 female and eight male contributors, aged 15 to 87, include academics, artists, journalists, educators, caregivers, activists, lawyers and doctors.

Why Not? Thinking About Singapore’s Tomorrow retails for $32 (paperback) and $130 (hardcover) at Kinokuniya, and online at the World Scientific website, Amazon and Lazada. For more information, visit

with book editors, Margaret Thomas (left) and Dr Kanwaljit Soin (middle)