The Centhini Story, the Javanese Journey of Life
by Author Dr. Soewito Santoso and Co-Author Kestity Pringgoharjono
Book Launch, and a Photo Exhibition by Fendi Siregar

 

13 September 2006 

Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 18955

 

The Centhini Story’s first launch was held at the Singapore Art Museum. The launch was officiated by Mr. Michael Koh, CEO of the National Heritage Board, Mr. Andra Djati, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Singapore, and Dato’ Ng Jui Sia, CEO Times Publishing, parent of The Centhini Story’s publisher Marshall Cavendish.  The launch was observed by His Majesty Sri Susuhunan Paku Buwono XIII direct line to Sri Susuhunan Paku Buwono V who commissioned the original manuscript of Serat Centhini, on which The Centhini Story is based.

Lecture about The Centhini Story
 
14 September 2006
National University Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

A supporting event to the launch of The Centhini Story : Javanese Journey of Life was held at National University of Singapore in a lecture presented by Dr. Soewito Santoso and hosted by Professor John Miksic, of the Southeast Asian Studies Department at the National University of Singapore.

"Origins of Desire…Whose Desire?"

Singapore Writers Festival - Fringe Program

 

3 November 2012

The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

 

Kestity was invited as co-speaker, together with Australian author Linda Jaivin, on a panel discussion at the 2012 Singapore Writers Festival’s Fringe Program.  The discussion titled “Origins of Desire ….Whose Desire?” included references to The Centhini Story’ sections on human desire and sexuality.

IMAGE GALLERY

The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum

Dr. Soewito Santoso, Mr. Fendi Siregar and Kestity Pringgoharjono

uests looking at the books
uests looking at the books

Dato' Ng Jui Sia, CEO of Times Publishing and Ms. Lee Mei Lin, Project Editor of The Centhini Story, with Dr. Soewito Santoso

His Majesty Sri Susuhunan Pakubuwono XIII and Mr. Fendi Siregar

Welcoming remarks
Welcoming remarks

by Kestity Pringgoharjono

Remarks by Mr. Michael Koh. CEO of Singapore's National Heritage Board

Gift exchanges by Singapore's National Heritage Board & the Surakarta Kingdom

Dato' Ng Jui Sia, CEO of Times Publishing presenting The Centhini Story to His Majesty

Mr. Soewito Santoso and Dato' Ng Jui Sia

Kestity Pringgoharjono and Dato' Ng Jui Sia

Dr. Soewito Santoso signing the book

Dr. Soewito Santoso signing the book

Dr. Soewito Santoso signing the book

Dr. Soewito Santoso signing the book

 

FOR REFERENCE

 
The Invitation
The Invitation
NUS, Departmental Seminar
NUS, Departmental Seminar

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The Star Online
The Star Online
The Star Newspaper, November 2012
The Star Newspaper, November 2012