Travel enthusiasts, fans of reads such as Kinfolk, Cereal, Spoon, Darling.., a new travel magazine has launched here in Singapore – Afterglobe ~ Beyond Singapore and Back. The pilot issue is a solid compilation consisting of 160 quality printed matte pages. I am holding a copy in my hand as I script out this entry and the smell of freshly printed paper is amazing. This is a locally produced magazine, by Singaporeans (though conceptualized in Portland so it’s extra special to me!), for Singaporeans and everyone elsewhere and it’s truly ‘local pride’ right here.
I’m proud and honored to be part of this inaugural issue, yes! The picture above is a snapshot of my article (on page 100). Heartfelt thanks to the Afterglobe team for inviting me to be part of this fantastic initiative and writing the piece brought back many fond memories.
Me aside, when A dropped off the copies for me, I was initially excited and nervous at seeing my published article then blown away by the rest of the content of it. Afterglobe features not only local writing but also, poetry, art and illustrations, photography, short excerpts, fiction and recipes. You won’t find the usual top 5 popular travel spots but instead, the off-beaten tracks, the undiscovered cities and the hidden gems that you won’t hear about in travel books and sites. Each page is printed on quality matte paper, each photograph has a wonderful vintage feel to it and I almost want to classify it as a ‘coffee-table book’ versus just a standard magazine. Something that you would keep around where the reads won’t expire.
I passed around my copy of Afterglobe around the office and everyone was impressed at the quality and content and were asking for details on its availability for purchase. As someone mentioned, “This is such a great mag! I hope it’ll stay around.’ So please do support this local travel magazine! It will be released biannually grab a copy before it runs out. And for my friends that intend to buy a copy to support me, thanks in advance 😛
Afterglobe is available for purchase online via the Afterglobe online store at USD22 and free shipping is provided within Singapore. For international orders, a flat rate will be charged.
It can also be purchased at the following stores at SGD28 –
Artistry – 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Books Actually – No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645
Glow Deli – 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Peek – 36 Armenian Street, Singapore 179934
The Redundant Shop – 5 Everton Park, #01-22, Singapore 080005
Afterglobe invited me to contribute to the inaugural issue and kindly gifted me with a contributor’s copy however, all opinions are solely my own.
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