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Travel 17 Nov 2018 | 6:00 AM

The Ghan: How to travel in style on Australia’s luxury train

We went on a luxury expedition on rail from Australia's Northern Territory (Darwin) to Adelaide in South Australia on The Ghan, one of the world's longest trains.

Books 17 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

VS Naipaul: In the end, only his literary genius matters

V.S. Naipaul, who died aged 85 on Aug 11, was a complicated man who stirred admiration as well as anger with the words he spoke and wrote.

Books 12 Aug 2018 | 7:25 PM

VS Naipaul: ‘Great art, dreadful politics’

The Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner’s literary voice will be missed – his offensive remarks about everything from women and black people to religion, not so much.

World 12 Aug 2018 | 1:28 AM

Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON (AFP): Nobel prize-winning British author V.S. Naipaul has died at the age of 85, his family announced on Saturday.

Books 30 Jan 2017 | 6:21 AM

Datuk Suleiman Manan’s tale of fate and destiny

The well-known corporate figure moves from developing properties to developing his debut novel about a family curse.

The Bowerbird Writes 03 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Where have all the travellers gone?

Malaysians have had adventures both here and abroad, but few have published books about their experiences.

Lifestyle 08 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Record-breaking Jaipur Literature Festival

This year’s edition of the world’s biggest free litfest drew huge numbers with interesting speakers and programmes.

Lifestyle 09 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Where ideas grow wings

Book lovers gather annually in Jaipur, India, to feed on the essence of thought at the world’s biggest free literary festival.

Lifestyle 16 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Singapore Writers Festival: Laying beauty bare

Big-name writers discuss notions of beauty at the recent Singapore Writers Festival.