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“The Journey: A Voyage” comic book a hit in Singapore

A comic book version of the blockbuster Singapore drama “The Journey: A Voyage” has proven to be a hit here, and took the top spot in the weekly “Yazhou Zhoukan” top 10 list for Chinese publications sales in Singapore in June.

SINGAPORE: A comic book version of the blockbuster Singapore drama “The Journey: A Voyage” has proven to be a hit here.

The comic book released by MediaCorp and publisher Popular Holdings (Popular), was the best-selling book in the Chinese publications category for the month of May and June, in Popular bookstores.

It also took the top spot in the weekly “Yazhou Zhoukan” top 10 list for Chinese publications sales in Singapore in June.

The list tracks the top 10 bestsellers in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan on a weekly basis.

In light of the comic book’s success, the cast members of the drama will embark on another series of promotional roadshows this month.

“The Journey: A Voyage” cast members Desmond Tan, Elvin Ng, Pierre Png and Priscelia Chan will meet the students of Methodist Girls’ School and Lianhua Primary School on July 15 and 16 respectively, to sign autographs, and answer their questions about the show as well as the comic book.

Two more comic books, which will be based on the upcoming sequels to the drama “The Journey: A Voyage”, are in the works.

This project is supported by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning.

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