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24 Hours in Singapore: A Mini Travel Guide

Time to Explore Singapore Singapore is often thought to be part of Malaysia, but it has been an independent city-state and island country for 53 years following its liberation from Britain. With four official languages – English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese – and a predominantly Islamic religion, it makes for a very unique and interesting...

The Keshiki Series: New Voices from Japan (Part 1)

Eight chapbooks, each containing a tale (or tales) of around thirty or forty pages, all by Japanese authors of varying successes that you may not have heard of. If you have, here is more of what you already love. If you have not, these books are a wonderful treat indeed: a glimpse into the styles, themes, and stories that these writers’...

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is a unique city to visit in South East Asia. At first glance it is a modern city like any other, filled with many skyscrapers and modern buildings. However, look closer and you will find that it is also home to fascinating colonial architecture and natural parks. If...

Review: Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami | Translated by Philip Gabriel Most established authors become known for their tropes, be they genre, theme, character type, or writing style. For Murakami, his tropes are his events. Read enough of his works (whilst listening to a few old jazz records) and the lines between them start to blur. You...