Danish writer Helle Norup, aka H.S. Norup, may have left Singapore, but her connection to the island continues through her latest children’s book, The Hungry Ghost. “I began writing it when I was still living in Singapore. I wanted to capture the vibrant atmosphere and the wonderful multicultural society,” says Helle.
Thousands of Australians have been stranded overseas during the pandemic, unable to get home to family and loved ones. The reasons include the strict cap on international arrivals into all capital cities, scarcity of airline flights and seats, soaring ticket prices, and the high cost of mandatory hotel quarantine.