Life is no walk in the park, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun while we’re at it!
This Read! Fest, we’re headed to the parks (and the libraries of course), literally. From mid-July* to 31 October 2021, join us for an interactive literary trail that takes you through East Coast Park, West Coast Park and National Library Building in a multi-sensory reading experience like no other.
Titled The Curious Adventure of the Salaryman, join digital protagonist Gerry as he navigates his own adventure to reinvent himself and disrupt his tiresome routine. Daring explorers will be invited to embark on journeys of self-discovery inspired by the festival theme of Reboot.
Ready to go? All you’ll need is your smartphone, a good pair of shoes and a taste for the unexpected.
How to participate:
Keep a lookout for the six colourful stations/installations onsite; you can begin the trail at any station by scanning the QR code on the installations. The entire trail can be completed within 30mins (inclusive of walking distance of ~5mins between the stations). For the full experience, make sure you start off at the first station! The first station for each venue is located in the following areas:
- East Coast Park: Near East Coast Lagoon Food Village
- West Coast Park: Near McDonald’s West Coast Park
- National Library: At the Level 1 Plaza
*The public can access the trails at East Coast Park and West Coast Park from 23 July 2021, and the trail at National Library Building from 28 July 2021.
“The Curious Adventures of The Salaryman” Facebook/Instagram Biweekly Giveaway (Aug – Oct 2021)
These are the rules for “The Curious Adventures of The Salaryman” Facebook/Instagram Biweekly Giveaway organised by the National Library Board (NLB). By participating in the contest, participants agree to all the rules.
How do I participate in “The Curious Adventures of The Salaryman” Facebook/Instagram Biweekly Giveaway?
NLB is conducting a social media contest on the National Reading Movement SG (@readingnationsg) Facebook and Instagram platform.
The contest takes place biweekly from August to October 2021, with 10 winners for each round of the challenge.
- Look out for the biweekly challenge posted on @readingnationsg from August to October 2021.
- Each challenge features one open-ended question.
- Leave a comment on your answer to the question posed, and tag two friends in your comment.
For each round, the top 10 most creative answers will receive prizes.
What are the prizes?
The giveaway winners for each round will receive a set of $30 Kinokuniya vouchers and exclusive trail merchandise each.
Who can participate in the giveaway?
Any person who is a resident in Singapore can participate, except for (i) contractors involved in organising this contest and (ii) NLB staff and their immediate family members.
You do not have to be an NLB member to participate.
When will the winners be announced?
NLB will determine the winners and decisions are final.
NLB will contact the winners within 10 days from the posting date of the challenge.
The winners will be contacted via Facebook/Instagram private message.
How do I collect the prize?
After the winners are notified, the winners must respond to NLB’s private message and provide the following details:
(a) Name (b) Mobile number (c) Email address
Winners must send the required information within 7 days, otherwise prizes may be forfeited. More information on the mode of prize collection will be sent to the winners via email.
Check our Facebook/Instagram page for updates on the rules and the contest. Unexpected circumstances may require NLB to change the rules or prizes at any time or to cancel the contest at NLB’s sole discretion without notice.
Prefer to venture to the libraries? Check out the Reboot-inspired interactive installations located at 7 public libraries. Through the station activities, take a moment to rejuvenate and unwind; to expand your knowledge and gain new perspectives; or to simply reflect on how you felt during the past year. Where will you find yourself?
The installations can be found at Jurong Regional Library, Sengkang Public Library, Serangoon Public Library, Tampines Regional Library, Toa Payoh Public Library, Yishun Public Library and Woodlands Regional Library.
Updated 04 August 2021