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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.

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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 »

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‘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 »

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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 »