Southeast Asia Nonfiction

Kon Yit Chin, Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook, 2002

*Alastair Dingwall, Traveller’s Literary Companion to South-east Asia, 1995

Marie Gray, Journeys in Java, 2003

*Mohammad Nor Khalid, Kampung Boy, 1979

Seng Fatt Lam, Insider’s Kuala Lumpur: A Guide to the Soul of the City, 2011

Sandra Loh, Pedalling Around the Peninsula, 2012

*Colin McPhee, A House in Bali, 1987

Balan Moses, Brickfields and Beyond: Stories From The Past, 2012

Heidi Munan, Culture Shock! Malaysia, 1991

Musimgrafik, Where Monsoons Meet: A People’s History of Malaya, 1979

V.S. Naipaul, Among the Believers : An Islamic Journey, 1981
–– Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples, 1998

*Asmah Haji Omar, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: Languages and Literature, 2004

Zaki Ragman, Gateway To Malay Culture, 2003

Thomas Suarez, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who First Mapped the Regions between China and India, 1999

Frank Swettenham, Nocturne and Other Malayan Stories and Sketches, c. 1895

*Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago, 1869

* = especially memorable and recommendable


Sketches of Travel in the East