Malaysia – the multi-faceted tropical nation at the heart of Southeast Asia – has a spirit all its own. A melting-pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian, colonial and indigenous influences have created a stunning array of landscapes, architecture, culture and festivals. Spirit of Malaysia takes the reader on a whirlwind tour – from the bustling metropolises of Kuala Lumpur and George Town to the tranquil padi fields of Kedah and the from rainforests of Sarawak to the idyllic beach resorts of myriad tropical islands. Packed with up-to-date photographs of the country’s varied treasures this fascinating visual feast is the ultimate souvenir for visitors wanting to capture the true spirit of Malaysia.
Robert Raymer has lived in Malaysia for more than 20 years, and is now based in Kuching, Sarawak. He taught creative writing at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and prior to that was at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. Hundreds of his articles and short stories have appeared in dozens of publications including The Literary Review, Thema, London Magazine, My Weekly, Silver Kris, Going Places, The Writer, and Readers Digest. He is the author of the books Lovers and Strangers Revisited (MPH: 2008), a heavily revised and expanded version of Lovers and Strangers (Heinemann Asia: 1993), and Tropical Affairs: Episodes from an Expat's Life in Malaysia (MPH: 2009).
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