The Wisdom of Youth: or, Playing in Rain and Eating Instant Noodles

A schoolteacher in Java faces a milestone of ageing: worrying about things that don’t really need to be worried about.


Tiger Hunting is Long Gone

Khoo Siang Hong seeks quiet and seclusion, a brief respite. Kahang, a depopulating town inhabited mostly by the elderly, can certainly provide it.


Kluang Only Has One Mountain

Walking and woodworking in a small Malaysian town teach Angel Lee the power of slowness, silence and stillness.


The Roar of the Ocean Can’t Compete With a Madurese Village

Royyan Julian, exhausted from his university work and participation in cultural activities, desperately needs a little tranquility. His hometown has other ideas.