Author: Charlene Rajendran
Printer: YTP Offset
Layout & Typesetting: Bright Lights at Midnight
Distributor: Horizon (Malaysia & Singapore)
Price: RM28 (Malaysia) / S$17 (Singapore) / US$18 (Amazon)
First Edition: May 2009
Second Edition: June 2009
Charlene Rajendran is one of many Malaysians living in Singapore, and she chooses not to own a car. This book chronicles her conversations with some of the 'driving philosophers' she has met on the hundreds of taxi rides she has taken. Ethnicity, gender, nationhood, religion and more are discoursed in short trips across the island state. Seemingly transient and anonymous, but never lonely, the space of a taxi might be the ideal place for both passenger and driver to ponder the world that is literally passing by. Taxi Tales on a Crooked Bridge is a quirky, lively and often surprising book that also incorporates many photographs. There's no telling what bridges can be built along the way – whether the journey is crooked or straight!