Tag Archives: Malaysia

The Cartoon is Mightier than the Keris

My latest for the BBC’s From Our Own Correspondent: A city like Kuala Lumpur changes a lot when you’ve been away eight years, but the Coliseum Cafe does not. A still centre in the whirlwind, it’s much the same as … Continue reading

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Singapore Despatch

I’m in Singapore right now. I was invited to speak at a conference about education and the future; specifically about how to teach children to deal with the media of the future.  I have to confess I didn’t pretend to … Continue reading

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The Malaysian Poet Lori Ate

I love English. I love the language. There are so many ways of saying the same thing that the permutations are endless, the capacity for nuance vast.  German may be precise but English is fluid. You can be specific in … Continue reading

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The Secret of Great Fried Rice

I have to confess that I used to find fried rice difficult.  That seems silly.  What’s so hard about frying a bit of rice? The thing is, I’d end up with a stodgy, soggy mess that was almost, but not … Continue reading

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