Sa’eda Buang is the assistant head of the Asian Languages and Cultures group at the National Institute of Education. Dr. Sa’eda received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts from the National University of Singapore, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She obtained her Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University/National Institute of Education. She has received awards from the Singapore Malay Language Council for her poetry and short fiction. Her award-winning poem “Pustakaku dalam Remang Senja” (My Reading Room in the Twilight) was translated into Mandarin by Chan Maw Woh and featured in Lianhe Zaobao in 2003. Another award-winning poem, “Malang, senda & citra” (Misfortunes, comedy and image), was selected for the READ! Singapore 2010 campaign.