NLB’s e-resources available on SIA flights; videos and podcasts feature Singapore stories

You can also read e-magazines or listen to NLB’s podcasts onboard.

Farhana Subuhan
Farhana Subuhan

Published: 4 November 2022, 11:26 AM

You can now access the National Library Board (NLB)’s resources in the sky with its latest tie-up with Singapore Airlines (SIA).

The specially-curated content will cast light on Singapore stories. Passengers can look forward to listening or watching new content every two to three months on SIA’s in-flight entertainment system and on the SingaporeAir mobile application.

An initiative by NLB’s National Reading Movement (NRM), this tie-up between NLB and the national carrier aims to promote the joy of reading and learning.

Titles include cooking series From Book to Cook showcases Singapore’s old recipes, where NLB’s librarian-host Paddy Ong and a guest cook whip up a dish or two from a vintage recipe.

Passengers can also read NLB’s BiblioAsia publication with curated articles on the history, culture, and heritage of Singapore within the larger Asian context.


BiblioAsia is a free quarterly publication that is produced by NLB. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD


For those preferring something to listen to, Moving Art: Film Talk is hosted by Esplanade librarian Melissa Kawasoe, and NLB’s podcast series MusicSG explores Singapore’s musical history and highlights the library’s digital music archive.

Online storytelling videos for children are also available in the four official languages of Singapore: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. Kids can discover fascinating tales about animals, heritage and professions while travelling.

CEO of NLB, Mr Ng Cher Pong, stated that he is excited to be able to partner with SIA to offer a new channel for passengers to access some of NLB’s best resources during their travel.

“We hope that these resources, especially those featuring our rich Singapore stories, will be an illuminating source of discovery and learning for us all,” said Mr Ng.

NLB had previously released a wide selection of audio books in 2012 allowing passengers to listen to them while travelling to their destinations.

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