william tham

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.

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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 »


‘Escape to Gold Mountain’, a graphic novel by David H.T. Wong, is a retelling of his family’s stories, intertwining it with one of the largest human migrations in history. The Chinese pioneers in North America who played a part … more »

The Year She Left UsKathryn Ma’s ‘The Year She Left Us’ opens with Ari-full name Ariadne-wandering a maze of conflicting identities.  Abandoned in a shopping mall in Kunming, China, she finds herself adopted by the loving but fragile Charlie, a lawyer based in San … more »


Terry Woo’s first novel emerged in 2000, right at the start of what has been termed the Pacific Century and getting shortlisted for the Asian-Canadian Writer’s Workshop Award in the process. The book has since become a cult classic of … more »