Translation Pioneers
陈妙华 (Mdm Chan) and 杨贵谊 (Prof Yang)

About the Singapore Translation Symposium
In conjunction with International Translation Day on 30 September, the Singapore Book Council will be organising the first Singapore Translation Symposium. The objectives of the Symposium are to: 

  1. develop the capability of the local translation industry; 
  2. encourage the translation of Singapore literature into local languages; 
  3. raise public awareness of the role of translation in a multicultural and multilingual society; 
  4. facilitate the exchange of best practices among practitioners. 
Scheduled as a one-day event on 25 September, the Symposium will convene both local and international translators, writers, experts and various stakeholders in a series of talks and discussions. They will examine pertinent issues and topics, and explor e opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing. In addition, SBC will be organising a public programme “Let’s Translate!” All events will be held virtually.