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  • The Malayan Trilogy

    The Malayan Trilogy by Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess may be best known for A Clockwork Orange. But anyone with an interest in Southeast Asia should read The Malayan Trilogy. Like all good novels, this big book about the early years of Malaysia is both timeless and of its time. Set in the 1950s, it has […]

  • Paul Theroux on Singaporeans and Indians

    “Singapore is an example of a place where people are self-conscious in the presence of foreigners,” says Paul Theroux,” because they feel that you’re going to criticise them for having accommodated themselves to their government and this way of living.” “It’s like a gated community,” he adds. “You go in definitely feeling (a) that you […]