George Town, Malaysia | Photo Credit – Jan Venter |
After some thinking, Ricepaper’s Gavin Hee decided to step away from his day job so that he could see more of the world while he still has legs that function. In preparation for his trip to Southeast Asia which begins with Kuala Lumpur, he thought who better to prime him than Ricepaper’s very own Malaysian, William Tham. They discuss culture and history in mostly dead silence until their neighbor down the hall starts practicing opera providing a colourful soundtrack to what would have otherwise been just two guys shooting the breeze.
Nepalese in Malaysia and Talkrice Vol. 1, Episode 1 – https://ricepapermagazine.ca/2016/10/food-the-city-no-2-yak-and-yeti/
Nusantara – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_world
What is “Malay”? – Burhanuddin_al-Helmy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burhanuddin_al-Helmy
“Malay” vs “Malaysian” – https://www.rsis.edu.sg/profile/farish-badrol-hisham-ahmad-noor/
Malaysian Indians – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Malaysians
Bumiputera – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumiputera_(Malaysia)
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Malays_National_Organisation
Yasmin Ahmad – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin_Ahmad
Pramoedya Ananta Toer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramoedya_Ananta_Toer
Jose Rizal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rizal
Kings of Petaling Street – http://acuriouswriter.blogspot.ca/2016/10/kings-of-petaling-street.html
Malaysian Writers Community (Komuniti Penulis Malaysia) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/malaysianwriters
Gaff: “Very magnificent” is not an example of a “double superlative.” Maybe this isn’t a double anything. It is nice to know, though, that we live in a world where there can be a spectrum of magnificence.