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Tales of Asia II – Batavia (Jakarta), 25 Oct, Sunday, 2 – 3 pm, Toa Payoh Regional Library

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The second in the Tales of Asia series journeys to Jakarta, the capital of the modern nation of Indonesia.  For almost 300 years, however, Jakarta was Batavia, one of the oldest port cities in the region, founded by the Dutch in … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia I – Malacca and Manila, 18 Oct, Sunday, 2 – 3 pm, Woodlands Regional Library

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The first talk of the Tales of Asia series journeys to Malacca and Manila, two of the oldest port cities in Southeast Asia, established by the Portuguese and Spanish respectively in the 1500s. The cities were mediaeval fortress towns complete … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia – Public Talks in Singapore, 18 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

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I’ve been silent for some time now…  That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the … Continue reading

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