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KL residents more mature than those in S’pore & Penang

In Malaysia on 16/09/2018 at 10:11 am

The KPKBing that Crazy Rich Asians (Cheer, not jeer, “Crazy Rich Asians”) is “not S’porean” making S’pore sound so provincial, like Penang. And we have global city pretensions?

The residents of KL have not KPKBed about “Once We Were There” by a Penang-born writer now living with KL, Bernice Chauly, for portraying KL in a really bad light.

The book was the winner of the 2017 Penang Monthly Book Prize:

Journalist Delonix Regia chances upon the cultured and irresistible Omar amidst the upheaval of the Reformasi movement in Kuala Lumpur. As the city roils around them, they find solace in love, marriage, and then parenthood. But when their two-year-old daughter Alba is kidnapped, Del must confront the terrible secret of a city where babies are sold and girls trafficked.

By turns heart-breaking and suspenseful, Once We Were There is a debut novel of profound insight. It is Bernice Chauly at her very best.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34285548-once-we-were-there

Btw, If she had changed the location to Penang, her hometown, she would surely be in trouble. People in Penang are as petty as S’poreans.

Coming back to Crazy Rich Asians, as I see it, it’s free publicity for the tourism industry here as per what the NY Times film critic said.

What’s there not to like? Oh I forget, Kirsten Han, one of those KPKBing “does not wish S’pore well”. Sad.