SPECIAL INTEREST PUBLICATIONS
KAKI LIMA AND OTHER INTRIGUING MALAYSIAN NUMBERS
Salt Media, 2017
Salt's first own publication, Kaki Lima and Other Intriguing Malaysian Numbers, is a compilation of Malaysian facts tied to the numbers one to 60. We envisioned a book that offered snippets that would invite the reader to get to know this country a little better.
This book is not meant to be conclusive, exclusive or representative of any particular point of view, but it does hope to inspire readers to recall other numbers that have astonished us, brought us together and made us proud.
HOUSING THE NATION:
POLICIES, ISSUES AND PROSPECTS
Published in conjunction with Cagamas’ 25th anniversary, this book offered readers a comprehensive overview of the state of housing in Malaysia. The housing landscape remains a complex one, and the book included a wide range of perspectives on issues, challenges and the way forward.
The 34 authors comprised contributors from the Government, private sector, academia, and civil society. We were tasked with ensuring that authors met their deadlines for submitting drafts, editing authors’ submissions, and conceptualising a visual style with which to present the many charts and graphs.
The aim was not only to offer a balanced discussion among the book’s writers, but to also encourage further debate among all stakeholders and, ultimately, help shape policy that would improve the state of housing.
UNMISTAKABLY CHINESE, GENUINELY MALAYSIAN
Rita Sim / Centre for Strategic Engagement (CENSE), 2011
This book takes a look at the inner workings of Malaysia’s Chinese community and is targeted at marketeers, media and advertising professionals and anyone interested in reaching out to this influential demographic. It combines infographics, illustrations and text in order to package and present the writer’s ideas in an accessible and compelling manner. The Salt team worked closely with the author to ensure that the publication made a useful contribution to a subject matter that is at once massive and diverse.
READINGS ON DEVELOPMENT: MALAYSIA 2057
Khazanah Nasional Berhad, 2009
Our second Khazanah publication Readings on Development was a compilation of essays by some of Malaysia’s leading minds.
We worked closely with the 31 writers – who ranged from G.K. Rama Iyer, Zarinah Anwar and Musa Hitam to Nicol David, Amir Muhammad and Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin – each of whom had to submit an essay on a topic within their field of experience tied to the overall theme of national development. Besides managing the writer’s deadlines, we also worked with the Khazanah team to ensure editorial consistency and developed a stylish layout design to visually package the text-driven book.
The book also contains specially commissioned illustrations from Malaysia’s foremost cartoonist and social commentator, Datuk Lat. A second edition was also produced in Bahasa Malaysia.