Rubiah from Semarang
What a Mix-up!
Picture Book, 2018

Published by Epigram, 2018.
Format: Paperback
Size: 210mm x 260mm
Pages: 32pp

Contribution(s): Art direction, layout and typeset.

With a heavy heart, Rubiah leaves her home in a village near Semarang to become a domestic helper in Singapore, vowing to send money back to her family. As she takes cooking and English-language lessons, she is nervous about her new role. In Singapore, she starts working for the Tans, but disaster strikes in the kitchen when she is asked to make carrot cake.

Rubiah from Semarang aims to shed light on the journey of helpers and open the eyes of young Singaporeans who interact daily with them.