News Releases (2012)
Listen To Books On Singapore Airlines Flights
Senior Vice President Product and Services, Mr Tan Pee Teck
“While audio books have been a feature in our in-flight entertainment offering for some time, this new selection of titles recommended by the National Library Board has broadened our range of fiction books. We are constantly seeking to improve the entertainment experience for our customers and hope this will be just the start, with more audio books to be offered in future.”
NLB and SIA partnership brings more audio books to KrisWorld
02 May 2012 - Joint Release with National Library Board - Customers on board Singapore Airlines flights can now look forward to a wider selection of audio books on KrisWorld, the Airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, through a collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB). They can relax and enjoy a “good read” while in the air without the hassle of packing their own books or eBook readers.
The initial batch of 13 audio books includes all-time favourites such as Dracula by Bram Stoker, Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum and The War Of The Worlds by HG Wells. Customers can unwind during their flights while listening to the narration of these classic tales. (Refer to the Annex for a full list of the titles.)
“Audio books are the next best thing for busy travellers who do not have time for a ‘good read’. They can help bring a story to life using voices, tonations, accents, and sound effects that spark the listener’s imagination. The listener can also hear the words exactly as the author intended, enhancing the ‘reading’ experience,” said Ms Tay Ai Cheng, Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Librarian, Public Library Services Group, National Library Board.
“While audio books have been a feature in our in-flight entertainment offering for some time, this new selection of titles recommended by the National Library Board has broadened our range of fiction books. We are constantly seeking to improve the entertainment experience for our customers and hope this will be just the start, with more audio books to be offered in future,” said Mr Tan Pee Teck, Senior Vice President Product and Services at Singapore Airlines.
To provide frequent travellers with a wider choice, the list of audio books is refreshed monthly. A full list of the available titles can be found in KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ in-flight entertainment magazine, as well as at http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/flying-with-us/musiclanding/newaudio/.
More audio books and other electronic resources are also available via NLB’s eResources website (http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg) which has a collection of over 2.2 million titles and over 2.3 million copies.
About the National Library Board
The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation. Through the National Library and its network of 24 public libraries, NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy. By forging strategic partnerships to cultivate knowledge sharing, libraries also encourage appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s history through their wide range of programmes and collection on Singapore and regional content. NLB also uses innovative technology to provide access to its digital library resources and services. NLB was established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). For more information on NLB, please visit www.nlb.gov.sg.
About Singapore Airlines
When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernisation, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier.
Today, Singapore Airlines operates a modern passenger fleet of 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covers a total of 106 destinations in 40 countries.
In October 2007, Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, made aviation history again as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.
Audio Book Titles Available on Singapore Airlines In-flight Entertainment System
From 1 May 2012
1. Dracula – Bram Stoker
2. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
3. Call Of The Wild – Jack London
4. Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
5. Gulliver's Travel 01: Voyage To Lilliput – Jonathan Swift
6. The Picture Of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
7. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
8. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
9. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
10. The War Of The Worlds – HG Wells
11. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
12. Wizard Of Oz – L. Frank Baum
13. The Man Who Knew Too Much – G.K Chesterton