Marbles, Mayhem and my Typewriter: the memoirs of Mano Sabnani

The cover of 'Marbles, Mayhem and My Typewriter' by Mano Sabnani

Former Business Times/TODAY editor, senior banker and legendary activist investor Mano Sabnani has published his memoirs. This wonderful and heartwarming book by my good friend holds rich narratives from Singapore’s early days and reminds us all what Singapore is really about. It offers many precious insights, not least of which is how even an ordinary person can find success and fulfilment by following a very simple, ethical set of principles. Mano belongs to that rare breed of human beings who speak so simply and yet hold such depth of wisdom. All of us, young and not so young, can benefit from hearing his story and his thoughts.

You can order this book direct from the author. Singapore-based buyers can just click here. Payment by Paypal or credit/debit card. Buyers outside Singapore, please click here. You will need to pay a little more for shipping.

(Disclosure: I rendered some assistance to Mano in the production of the book, but did not receive any remuneration for it. I will also receive no remuneration from the sales of the book.)


Website owner Steven Ooi, a First Class Honours grad from the National University of Singapore, retired from a distinguished 14-year career as an English and General Paper tutor in 2016. He continues to blog on issues of concern to GP and student life.

To view tutors recommended by him, click here.

GP model essays here.

English or GP tutors keen to be listed on this website (consistently ranked top 10-15 on Google) as a Recommended Tutor, please email stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Tutors in other subjects interested in having links to their website are also welcome to contact him.


About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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