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Mynah Magazine #2 Launch: A Panel on History and Storytelling

  • Artistry 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore, 199149 Singapore (map)

Come celebrate the launch of Mynah Magazine issue 2 with a panel on history and storytelling with Mynah contributors Kirsten Han, Faris Joraimi and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow!

FREE ENTRY BUT A DONATION IS ENCOURAGED – Mynah is a non-profit magazine and all proceeds will go towards funding the production and distribution of the issue.

We'll have limited copies of Mynah #1 for sale as well as the new issue, Mynah #2, fresh off the presses! It'll also be happy hour at Artistry until 8pm so bring your wallets 🐦

KIRSTEN HAN is a freelance journalist, writer and activist. Her work mainly revolves around the themes of social justice, human rights, politics and democracy. She has been published in The Guardian, Asia Times, Southeast Asia Globe and Waging Nonviolence, among others. She is Editor-in-Chief of New Naratif and is also a founding member of We Believe in Second Chances, which campaigns for the abolition of the death penalty in Singapore.

FARIS JORAIMI is an undergraduate at Yale-NUS College. An enthusiast of classical Malay literature and history, he has written for a number of platforms including 'Karyawan' as well as 'S/pores' (, an online journal exploring new directions in Singapore studies. He is also editor of an upcoming book on Malay ethnography. Faris enjoys recording his observations on Facebook, listening to keroncong and watching the world go by with a cup of teh peng.

YU-MEI BALASINGAMCHOW is the co-author of Singapore: A Biography (2009), and co-editor of the literary collection, In Transit: An Anthology from Singapore on Airports and Air Travel (2016). Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and published in the UK, US and Singapore. In 2015, she was an honorary fellow in writing at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. She has been a freelance curator, researcher and writer for history, art and culture projects in Singapore for over a decade. Her recent history exhibition work includes Balik Pulau: Stories from Singapore's Islands (2014), the revamp of the Singapore History Gallery at the National Museum of Singapore (2015) and Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies at the Former Ford Factory, National Archives of Singapore (2017). She lives in Singapore and is working on a novel. Her website is

Earlier Event: December 17
Everything is Tasteless or Too Sweet
Later Event: January 13
Chapters: Saxophone Recital