Yang Terukir

In celebration of SG50 in 2015, Yang Terukir was produced to capture the journey of the Malay literary scene from 1965 to 2015. The book aims to:

  • Capture the soul, spirit and journey of Malay literature in Singapore
  • Appreciate the contribution of Malay literature towards the development of Singapore and the Malay world
  • Become an important document that serves as a referenceforthe Malay language and literature landscape from 1965 to 2015


The book contains 11 segments with articles contributed by various authors.


The e-book can be downloaded here:


Yang Terukir (2015) E-Book: Bahasa dan Persuratan Melayu

Cover of Yang Terukir, released in 2015


(From L-R) Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Mr Sidek Saniff, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Yatiman Yusof, Mr Hawazi Daipi, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, and A/P Dr Faishal Ibrahim at the Launch of Yang Terukir on 5 September 2015.



A/P Dr Hadijah Rahmat (left) showing Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong (centre) the Yang Terukir publication.


(EL) Yang Terukir (2022) E-Book: Malay Language and Literature

An English version of the Yang Terukir e-book was produced in 2022.


All care has been taken to ensure that the English translation of Yang Terukir is accurate and best reflect the original article written by the respective authors.


For purpose of official reference and/or use, readers should refer to the original Malay version linked above.

Cover of Yang Terukir (English version), released in 2022