Singapore’s largest Tamil literary collection available at Woodlands Public Library
Readers can now access over 20,000 Tamil titles in Singapore’s largest Tamil literary collection at Woodlands Regional Library.
tamil cholai at the Woodlands Regional Library
Known as tamil cholai meaning Tamil Garden, the collection of both literary works by Singaporean writers and non-fiction works about Singapore. In addition, the new Tamil collection also spotlights award-winning titles and old Tamil works in modern Tamil.
The collection, which is housed in a dedicated space in the library, was inaugurated by the Minister of Communications and Information, Ms Joséphine Teo, on April 18, 2022.
In addition to Tamil-language articles, there are also around 1,000 specially selected works in English, Chinese and Malay. These titles make it more accessible for those who wish to learn more about Indian arts, culture and traditions.
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Among the works available are poetry translated from Tamil, as well as works written in English, Chinese and Malay on topics such as travel, history and politics.
Highlights of Singapore’s Largest Tamil Literary Collection
Among the highlights of the new space on Level 2 of the Woodlands Regional Library is a showcase of the Tamil classic Thirukkural and a specially curated exhibition on the perspectives and aspirations of Singapore’s Tamil community.
Don’t miss an exhibition of the Pallanguzhia traditional game that improves math and motor skills, along with other Indian cultural artifacts.
the tamil cholai The space also featured murals designed by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
To complete the tamil cholai collection, the National Library Board will also organize reading programs to promote a better understanding of Singapore’s multicultural society.
NLB Chief Executive Mr Ng Cher Pong said: “tamil cholai is a treasure trove of books, stories and other materials that NLB would like to share with our customers as part of LAB25. Through the expanded collection, we hope to add to the learning marketplace we are building so that our customers can learn and read more with us, and gain a deeper understanding of our multicultural heritage. We look forward to more patrons visiting the Woodlands Regional Library and enjoying the collection.