Tom Vater

Tom Vater

Eclectic crime fiction and informed, irreverent non-fiction from Asia and beyond

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Mee and Ow in The Cambodian Book of the Dead

“Mee and Ow sat in the shade of a mango tree and were doing their make-up. Both of them wore gloves that reached all the way up to their elbows, to keep the tropical sun off their skins. They looked briefly at Maier, with the curiosity usually reserved for a passing dog. It was too […]

Walking on the Angkor Moon

In the words of Chinese traveler Chou Ta Kuan who lived in Angkor for a year in the 13th century: “When the king goes out, troops lead the escort; then come flags, banners and music. Palace women, numbering from three to five hundred, wearing clothes decorated with flowers, with flowers in their hair, hold candles […]

Tom Vater on Facebook

I’ve joined Facebook, though not at the hip. Never knew I had so many friends. Here’s my Sunday quote to draw in the punters… I get the feeling that this is the last time in history when the offbeats like me will have a chance to live free in the nooks and crannies of the […]

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