This programme is made possible with the support of the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee.
Writers / Presenters
Anis Qurratu’aini Azman is a Communication graduate from Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) who is also a member of the traditional Malay music ensemble, Orkestra Sri Temasek, PermaiSuara and Syairpura.
Serena plays percussion of all kinds – cajon, bongos, drum set, timbales, congas, djembe and triangle, which is her favourite. Fueled by her passion, she infuses infectious rhythms with an eclectic assortment of music genres ranging from classical to modern: poprock, afro-cuban, fusion, electronic and dance music.
Liyana Zainal is a self-taught bassist, started off playing Malay percussion instruments since 2000. She has experienced performing for productions and festivals in Singapore and overseas.
Nordita Taib was educated at Duchess Primary School (1967-1972) and Sang Nila Utama Secondary School (1973-1976).
She is currently a clerk with Singapore Sports Council.
Faridah Taib (1964) bertugas di Institut Pendidikan Kebangsaan Singapura sejak 1982 hingga ke hari ini. Ibu kepada dua anak dan nenek kepada seorang cucu, beliau pernah mengikuti kursus kewartawanan anjuran Berita Harian. Beliau mula menulis sejak 1983 sebagai wartawan sambilan bersama Majalah Mingguan ANEKA dan PUSPANEKA dan kemudian, dari tahun 2004, menulis puisi sajak.
Cikgu Khaziah Yem telah menulis puisi sejak tahun 2012. Beberapa puisi moden beliau telah disiarkan di Berita Harian, Berita Minggu dan dibukukan di dalam beberapa antologi.
Kamaria Buang was born on 5 February 1958. She studied at Kampong Glam Girls Primary School (1966-1971) and Sang Nila Utama Secondary School (1972-1975). She has started writing since 1972 and up till now has written about 100 poems which was published in Berita Harian/Berita Minggu and various publications and antologies.
Rohani Din, or better known as Bunda Anie Din, started writing when she became a grandmother with her novel, Diari Bonda which became a bestseller. She has written 13 novels, 6 poetry collections and about 60 poetry anthologies.
Kumpulan Bebas Melata—itself meaning “free and dispersed group”—comprises a shelf of poets and authors from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Vietnam. Many of these writers were not fresh faces to the literary world. But it was in the nurturing space facilitated by Rohani Din where their bonds tightened as a community of Malay women writers.