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Race, blood and blades: May 13, Malaysia’s longest day

Race, blood and blades: May 13, Malaysia’s longest day

This year in Malaysia, calendars still featured the date May 13, 1969. . The horror KL, May 2010: Concentrated silence – a flurry of motion and the crowd cranes its neck to see an arm rise and then smash down in a killer blow. Shutting its eyes the crowd wails in despair as Malaysia loses […]

The brushed metal glitter of KL city

The brushed metal glitter of KL city

The recent trip reminds me that shapes and lines, and maps and routes keep transmuting in Kuala Lumpur. It’s looked a bit like this before, but it really looks like this now, if you see what I mean. Ripping along one of the many aerial freeways you can observe that KL is fully skyscraping with […]

A bush in the hand: the Heidelberg hegemony

A bush in the hand: the Heidelberg hegemony

We’re not in Kansas!, said Dorothy to Toto. And we’re not in NSW or SA or Victoria either, Toto. We’re somewhere over the rainbow … What did eventually penetrate my poor head as we wandered around Carnarvon Gorge in central Queensland was that I might have been lost on a parallel planet. It was all […]

Carnarvon Gorge: Culture Mulcher does Nature

Carnarvon Gorge: Culture Mulcher does Nature

You’ve seen them, you’ve been there: The Great Barrier Reef and the cliffs over the Great Australian Bight, Franklin River and Cradle Mountain, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Mungo, Uluru and the SydOpHo – but have you heard of Carnarvon Gorge? Last week we took Joni Mitchell‘s advice, and got ourselves back to the garden. […]