Upcoming Events

Meet the Author Session: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Friday, 04 Nov 2016

Claymore Room, 3.00pm

Member $8.00/Guest $10.00

Friday, 4 November

3.00pm to 5.00pm

Claymore Room

Member $8 | Guest $10


To register, please email library@tanglin-club.org.sg or call 66220495


Sarong Party Girls

A Novel by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

A brilliant and utterly engaging novel, set in modern Asia, about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism.

“Lu-Lien Tan offers a fascinating insight into Singapore's club scene and social castes, and she does so in an irreverent, likable voice made more notable for its patois, Singlish… After the turbulence of Jazzy's journey, the final message is a positive one. A rowdy tale, memorable language, and a very distinctive protagonist.” – Kirkus Reviews 


About the Author

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist and author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine, and the Baltimore Sun.

While living in Singapore, Cheryl found herself fascinated with SPG culture (which has exploded in popularity with the recent influx of expats into the city), especially when many of her smart, modern female friends began to proudly call themselves SPGs.

Cheryl’s personal experience, coupled with her bold decision to write the novel in Singlish (the local patois of Singapore with a distinct cadence and slang that’s a blend of English mixed with other Asian languages and is discouraged by the government), gives Sarong Party Girls a vibrant authenticity unlike no other. In this daring, sensational novel, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan truly captures the unique voice of a smart, striving woman caught between worlds.