Our Story

We build character, improve confidence and discover the creative potential of every child

Catherine Khoo

Founder's Note

Catherine Khoo, author, editor and filmmaker, has been involved in writing and publishing since 1990. Having written and published both children and business books, Catherine is also Managing Director of Janus Education, a premier English crea­tive education specialist and the Publisher of Experiences & Experiments Books.

The Unique English Classroom™ is the culmination of Catherine Khoo’s media sav­vy with innovative educational concepts. A highly interactive and fun series of programmes to accelerate the teaching of English, The Unique English Classroom has found a niche in more than 150 primary and secondary schools since it was first introduced in 1996, under its school arm, Janus Education Services.

Aside from the Unique English Classroom, Experiences & Experiments Books is Singapore’s first boutique publisher of books exclusively for under-18s, by under-18s. Launched in 2005, the Young Author Club is Experiences & Experiments Books’ first imprint. It stresses Catherine’s philosophy of “breaking the boundaries of education”.

Likewise, the Young Reader Club (YRC) magazine, launched in 2010, is Ex­periences & Experiments Books’ children and teens magazine that features literary work by graduates of the Young Author Scheme. Directed towards a young audience, it also carries issues and views of young individuals for the child/teen audience.

Cool Timeline

2020
03/16/2020

Launch of revamped Janus website

Launch of revamped Janus website

Launch of revamped Janus website focus on the three mission statements:

1) Mastering Learning
2) Recognition
3) Social Responsibility

2019
09/09/2019

First batch of AWIS graduates from UEC Malaysia

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The first batch of AWIS graduates from 88 Marketplace Kota Kinabalu, one of UEC Malaysia’s 12 centres.

2018
06/08/2018

Reading Apps with two books from the Asia’s Lost Legends series

Reading Apps with two books from the Asia’s Lost Legends series

UEC creates reading apps with two books from the Asia’s Lost Legends series, Justice Bao and Tokoyo. Both stories are part of UEC’s Kids Can Read programme, where kids as young as five years old enact characters from the two books.

2017
10/18/2017

UEC launches its own theme song!

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UEC launches its own theme song!

08/09/2017

Unique English Classroom (UEC) goes regional with franchises

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The Unique English Classroom (UEC) goes regional with franchises in Malaysia and Philippines. The dream for every child: to become a young author and write my very own book!

06/08/2017

Experiences & Experiments Books latest imprint: When All is Dark, Reach for the Stars

Experiences & Experiments Books latest imprint: When All is Dark, Reach for the Stars

For Women. By Women. With Women. A book under Wicked Witty Women, Experiences & Experiments Books latest imprint, When All is Dark, Reach for the Stars, tells the story of six women, cancer survivors and caregivers. It continues the journey of the Catherine Khoo Writing Foundation to empower the vulnerable members of our society to find their voice. A percentage of the sales proceeds were donated to the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Get in touch

261 Waterloo Street #03-08 Waterloo Centre
Singapore 180261

Tel:+65 8366 4292

Email: books@catherinekhoo.sg