Singapore Tourism Board
The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) is a group of the Singapore Tourism Board that champions the business events industry in Singapore. As the lead government agency for this industry, SECB aims to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where an ecosystem of ideas, people, and technology draws on vibrant knowledge and an extensive network.
Pek Sin Choon
Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd was founded and established by Mrs Bai-Zhuang Dan Niang (白-庄旦娘) and her son Mr Pek Kim Aw (白金讴) in 1925, the year of the Buffalo according to the Chinese Horoscope. During his time, Mr Pek Kim Aw was also known as ‘Buffalo Head’ for his just and upright character. Thus, the Buffalo became the mascot of the company, as symbolised in the ‘Cowherd Boy on Buffalo’ trademark.
Today, Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd has positioned itself as a supplier of premium Chinese Tea that is blended and torrefied locally; in other words, teas that are unique to Singapore. Pek Sin Choon’s products are instantly recognisable by the traditional triangular and oblong shapes of the tea packaging, deftly hand-wrapped in the pink paper used by Chinese medicinal halls. Signature tea blends include ‘Charm Of Buddha’s Palm’ (佛手神) and ‘Royal Daffodil’ (水仙王), both of which have received the Merlion Logo, a mark of accreditation by the Singapore Tourism Board.
The exhibit is the occasion to see how–now globalised–manga/anime (Japanese comics/animation) are giving new afterlife to Shakespeare. It shows principal works of the GraphicShakespeare Competition by artists from all over the world and feminist adaptations of Shakespeare’s works by a leading manga artist, SANAZAKI Harumo, in manga and puppet play.
YOSHIHARA Yukari (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
The New Variorum Shakespeare at Texas A&M University
The Modern Language Association awarded Texas A&M’s Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR) a grant to publish The New Variorum Shakespeare (NVS) as an open access, interactive web application which will be demonstrated live at the 11th World Shakespeare Congress.
Laura MANDELL (Texas A&M University, USA)
Katayoun TORABI (Texas A&M University, USA)
Bryan TARPLEY (Texas A&M University, USA)