Asiapac Archives

The Asiapac Archives are a dedicated portal of documents related to Asiapac Books from our founding days til now. We invite our readers to browse through these documents, to learn more about our company's history and identity.

We are also currently seeking collaborators and archivists to help us organize our extensive collection of comics artwork. Interested parties may contact ying@asiapacbooks.com for more information.
 

Our History

1977 - Then a bookstore called Single Spark, we published our first book ever: "Only A While", which was an illustrated/comic book on the topic of women's rights.
1982 - Asiapac Books & Educational Aids Pte. Ltd. was formed. The office was located above a hawker center in Bukit Merah Town Central.
1984 - Mainly a book distributor with very few published titles, Asiapac Books participates for the first time at the Frankfurt Bookfair
1988 - The beginning of Asiapac Books' long-standing collaboration with Taiwanese illustrator Tsai Chih Chung. Titles illustrated by Tsai include Journey to the West, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Water Margin, and more.
1992 - Move to a larger office in Aljunied
1996 - Launch of the breakthrough success Return of the Condor Heroes comic series, the first comic version and English translation of the famous wuxia story by Jin Yong.
1997 - Launch of Origins Series and Price of Peace 和平的代价
1998 - Asiapac Books terminates book distribution business and becomes a full time book publisher
2003 - Launch of Gateway Series
2009 - Published our first e-book together with Potato Productions
2012 - Launch of Celebrate Chinese Culture series, in collaboration with Foreign Language Press


Press Mentions

2017

Singapore Shelf (Lieutenant Adnan and The Last Regiment), The Straits Times - Link
Komik kisah Leftenan Adnan disasar kepada anak muda, Berita Harian - Link
Art Picks (Asiapac Books x BooksActually Popup), The Straits Times - Link

2014

Professions: Publisher (Interview with Lim Li Kok, founder of Asiapac Books) - Young Reader Club - Link

2003

Heroes to the Rescue (Interview with Lim Li Kok, founder of Asiapac Books) - The Star Online - Link