The modern Malaysian classic re-issued in a final edition.
From the preface:
“I am at a happy loss to explain the continuing popularity of A Malaysian Journey, a work of non-fiction, contemporary affairs, pop history and cultural memoir, which was published in 1993, sold a few tens of thousands of copies in Malaysia and Singapore, turned my life inside-out, upside-down and back-to-front, and went out of print at the turn of the millennium …”
This is the story of a Malaysian born in the twilight of British Malaya, growing up in an independent Malaysia, attaining maturity as his nation approaches the turn of the millennium … and this is the story of Malaysia’s own growth, as seen through his eyes.
The historical and biographical narrative is interwoven with passages culled from a months-long journey through the nation as the narrator visits every Malaysian state, exploring his country and, in so doing, his own soul.