Rilla Melati Bahri amalgamates education and entertainment and is a pioneer of Malay speech & drama programs in schools in Singapore. She has authored over 20 Malay children’s titles and 3 bilingual books. She is the co-creator of Fonik Ria Cepat Membaca, a Singapore-made Malay reading system. Rilla is the translator of the Malay edition of Singapore’s former president SR Nathan’s book The Crane & The Crab. She currently sits in the National Library Board’s (NLB) Malay Reading Advisory Panel and was the Chief Judge for the 2017 Asian Scholastic Picture Book Award. She was Writer-in-Residence at Gardens By the Bay 2016 as well as Writer-in-Residence at the Toji Cultural Centre in South Korea in 2017. Rilla is presently the Director of Mini Monsters Limited.