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WoWasis book review: Jonathan Kwitny’s ‘Crimes of Patriots’

Here’s a book about one of the great bank swindles of the 20th century, that touched countries as disparate as the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, and Indonesia. And it touched them all in a big way. The bank was called Nugan Hand, named after its co-founders, lawyer Frank […]

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WoWasis’ Singapore Bookshelf

Here at WoWasis, we’ve found some good reads about Singapore , including a number of very good fiction and non-fiction books. Here are some of our favorites: Fiction  It takes a brave writer to create a bland protagonist, especially in a crime novel, where, presumably, the reader aspires to the lofty wit, intelligence, good looks, […]

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WoWasis Book review: Harold Stephens’ Tales from the Pacific Rim

Harold Stephens is a well-regarded expat writer and sailor who has written a number of interesting books on Asian themes, and we’ve found his Tales from the Pacific Rim: The Man Who Wanted to Buy a Wife and Other Stories (2007, ISBN 0-9786951-0-0) to be a compelling read.  There are twenty short stories in this […]

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