I remember a line in Kam Raslan's Memoirs of an Old Boy along the lines of "When London was part of the Malaysian Empire". Well Thurs 7th of May sure felt like that for me.
I went along to Tash Aw's London launch for Map of The Invisible World at Asia House. There was a real crush of people to hear him talk to the debonair Karim Raslan who had flown in from KL specially for the event.
Kak Teh has more of the story, some pics, and all about our gastronomic adventures and vigourous testing of the six degrees of separation law afterwards, and it was great too to meet up with another Malaysian book-loving friend and blogger Fiona Wan who also writes about our evening here.
Tash will be in KL on 7th June and there are a whole lot of activities scheduled for him which I will tell you about later.