Miss Chopsticks is the fictionalized biography of 3 unrelated Chinese women, who have been reborn in book form as sisters, their lives intertwined by Xinran, whose first novel was acclaimed novel The Good Women of China.
Book Review: Stormy with a Chance of Fried Rice is a light-hearted account of life in Jakarta. It was written by the editor of a truth commission report on Timor Leste. It was launched at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.
Nick's Homestay offers comfortable, low cost accommodation in a traditional Balinese style compound, giving travelers a first hand look at family life in Bali - and a great alternative to expensive hotels and resorts.
If the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is one of the most important literary events on the Southeast Asian cultural calendar, the 2015 edition was mired in controversy.
Rice paddies in Bali are thousands of years old, and they are watered by a democratic irrigation system that ensures an even distribution of water to all farmers from the uppermost source in the island's highlands to the sea.