EXPLORING SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH is a series of picture book biographies about the lives and work of FOUR artists from the region of Southeast Asia. Meet Anita Magsaysay-Ho from the Philippines, Affandi from Indonesia, Chuah Thean Teng from Malaysia, and Liu Kang from Singapore. See their countries through their eyes and their art. This series explores themes such as art history, World War II, culture and heritage.

Exploring Southeast Asia With is series of creative non-fiction picture books targeted at middle grade/primary school children taking them through four Southeast Asian countries — Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia — by exploring the lives of four prominent artists and their artworks.

Liu Kang, Master of Colours

Anita Magsaysay-Ho, One of Them

Chuah Thean Teng, Father of Batik Painting

Affandi, The Humanist Artist


~ Felix Cheong, author of graphic novel Sprawl

“Vivid storytelling and illustrations that capture each artist’s life. Art history doesn’t get as engaging as this!”

- Dr Seng Yu Jin Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore -

“The lives of artists who overcame obstacles through perseverance, compassion and imagination are vividly illustrated with a compelling story that shares how the power of creativity coupled with the strength of humanity can be harnessed as a force for change.”