A journey back in time to Taiping

Time distorts, and its greatest distortion, more than 30 years after I left Taiping where I spent my childhood and teenage years, ¬†was in the dimensions of the house I grew up in. It had seemed so large when I was a boy. The rooms and garden that I had wandered through in the spaciousContinue reading “A journey back in time to Taiping”

The Allah issue in Malaysia: Look South

This Allah issue in Malaysia is getting ridiculous and dangerous – the latest developments include the firebombings of churches in Taiping. Ironically Taiping, where Unspun grew up in the state of Perak in Malaysia, is means “Great Peace” in Chinee. It was given the name after a bloody civil war between rival Hokkien and CantoneseContinue reading “The Allah issue in Malaysia: Look South”

What’s going on?

There was a time when Unspun was proud to call Malaysia home. Unspun loved Taiping, the town he grew up in, the rainforests that surrounded it, the hikes up Maxwell’s hills, swims at Burmese and Austin Pools, romancing Convent girls on bicycles at Lake Gardens, lepaking at Wai Sek Kai, trying to catch a glimpseContinue reading “What’s going on?”