William Tham Wai Liang


by Ricepaper Magazine

In a follow up to The Big Durian, William Tham continues his journey through Indonesia, leaving Jakarta for the cultural hub of Yogyakarta in Central Java.


The ancient baths of Yogyakarta’s Taman Sari.

Malaysia?” the gentleman called more »

This is the first in a short series of  articles based on William Tham’s experiences traveling in Indonesia, starting in Jakarta and ending at the Ijen Crater on its far east. 


During Ramadan the pace of life on the islands … more »

I have been in Vancouver for some time now, but it’s surprising how much the city still has to offer. Once the usual attractions are out of the way-Stanley Park, the downtown core, and Granville Island for instance-Vancouver can appear … more »


William Tham briefly took some time off from his studies to work in a laboratory in China, but eventually ended up leaving early. He caught a fast train and emerged in Shanghai, one of the largest cities in the world. more »

The Peninsula

by Ricepaper Magazine

Several years ago, William Tham returned to Malaysia for the summer, only to find himself suffering a fit of restlessness. He boarded a morning train to the south, leaving the capital of Kuala Lumpur behind for the sleepy towns of more »

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