Floating on a Malayan Breeze at the HK Literary Festival

Dear friends, I will be talking about my book, Floating on a Malayan Breeze, at two events this week in Hong Kong. Quite exciting, really, the first time I’m going abroad to talk about the book. If you happen to be in Hong Kong, or if you know any “Malayans” living there who might be keen to attend, do share this page with them. Details below. Thank you.

1) The slow road from authoritarianism to democracy: Where are Malaysia and Singapore?

830-10am, Friday Oct 12th

Venue: Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

This is a breakfast event moderated by Andrew Wood. Quite exciting, though I’m not sure why they’ve priced it so high. HK$400, incl breakfast. I’m a bit skeptical about who’s willing to pay that much for breakfast! I hope it doesn’t turn into Club “Loser-tano” for me….

Do join us if you’re free–I’ll be showing pictures from the bicycle trip, talking about my motivations behind the writing of the book, and sharing insights and thoughts about the actual book-writing experience.

You can buy tickets for this event here.

2) The Writer’s Craft: Writing in English

3-430pm, Saturday Oct 13th

Venue: City University of Hong Kong – Room M3090, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

This is slightly different, as I’m one of a number of writers on stage. Very glad to be sharing the stage with Daren Shiau, Jennifer Wong and Nicholas Wong. Event will be moderated by Eddie Tay, a poet at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

I won’t get to talk as much about the book, but hope to have some interesting discussions about writing and language in general. I will share thoughts about Malaysian and Singapore English, the nuances in what we say, and of course, my use of Singlish in the book.

You can buy tickets for this event here.

3 thoughts on “Floating on a Malayan Breeze at the HK Literary Festival

  1. Dude, I would like to attend but HKD400 for breakfast is ridiculous lah. I mean, don’t your publishers want more people to attend, buy the book and spread the word?

    Meet you in Starbucks downstairs after the event 😉

  2. Turns out I now have to travel for work so can’t make it. Appreciate the offer to meet up. Good luck!

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