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Street Credibility

Selected portraits of Jakarta’s itinerant street vendors – tales of strength in adversity rather than despair and defeat. NINETEEN Text by: Irfan Kortschak Publisher: Mercy Corps 2008 It would take a remarkably dumb visitor to Indonesian cities not to notice … Continue reading

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A Dissident Malaysian Voice

Journey through Southeast Asia: Ceritalah 2 Author: Karim Raslan Pub: Times Books International 237pp If you have read Sabri Zain’s Face Off: A Malaysian Reformasi Diary 1998-99, Karim Raslan’s highly articulate dissident Malaysian voice does not come as much of … Continue reading

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Rigorous research on WWII brought together

War and Memory in Malaya and Singapore Edited: P. Lim Pui Huen and Diana Wong Published: The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies The Singapore-based Institute of South-east Asian Studies is an excellent source of material of all sorts on this … Continue reading

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Malaysian Reformasi

Face Off – A Malaysian Reformasi Diary (1998-99) Author: Sabri Zain Pub. Options Publications Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2000 Paperback, 198pp Hashanuddin Rais, a Malaysian filmmaker, makes the bold claim on the back of Face Off that after reading this collection … Continue reading

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Malay excellence – a transcending legacy

The Malays Par Excellence … Warts And All; An Introspection Authors: Ismail Noor and Muhammad Azaham Pub. Pelanduk Publications (M) Sdn Bhd, Selangor Paperback xvii + 166 pp Having lived for four years in predominantly ethnic Malay areas of Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit

A trained anthropologist takes up her first assignment in the Kalimantan jungle. A Taste For Green Tangerines Author: Barbara Bisco Publisher: Black Lotus The subtitle of this novel should have been enough to alert me: A Romp in the Rainforest. … Continue reading

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Reminder of history’s richness and complexity

Early Malay Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and Malay Peninsula Paul Michel Munoz Editions Didier Millet, 2006 pp.392 Paul Munoz is a Frenchman with more than 20 years experience of living in Singapore, from which base he has pursued his … Continue reading

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