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March 14, 2017 Susan Elkin

More from the jungle

A few things have occurred to me – or things have simply occurred – since my earlier piece from Mutiara Taman Negara....

March 11, 2017 Susan Elkin

Resting in the jungle

Who needs an alarm when the imam’s resonant call to prayer reverberates across the river at 6am? He usually coaxes me out...

February 8, 2017 Susan Elkin

Shampoo is a con

So Gary Barlow didn’t shampoo his hair for 14 years. Sensible chap. I haven’t applied detergents and chemicals of any sort to...

January 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Soup: tasty, healthy and multicultural

‘Beautiful soup so rich and green, waiting in a hot tureen sings Lewis Carroll’s lugubrious Mock Turtle in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland....

January 20, 2017 Susan Elkin

Fun with much maligned soya beans

Let’s hear it for soya beans, sometimes called endame beans. And I don’t mean dreadful processed stuff pretending to be something else....

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