Sun, 10 Dec|
Malaysian Food Truck
Jom Kopi with Gary Lit
Join us for Teh Tarik and Pisang Goreng while relishing an inter-generational tale of trials and tribulations faced by the common folks both during and after the wars in Malaya.
Time & Location
10 Dec 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT
Malaysian Food Truck, 86 Park Rd, Homebush NSW 2140, Australia
About the event
Join us for afternoon tea while relishing an inter-generational tale of trials and tribulations faced by the common folks both during and after the World War 2 in Malaya.
*New Date: Sunday 10 Dec 2023*
Time: 3pm to 5pm AEDT
Venue Malaysian Food Truck, 86 Park Road, Homebush.
Food: Pisang Goreng, Malay Style Assam Laksa, Keropok Lekor.
Drinks: Teh Tarik ,Teh Ais, Teh 'O', Sirap Bandung, Durian smoothie, Ais Kacang and more.
- Registration for this event is free.
- Attendees will need to purchase food and beverages at the venue.
- Please bring cash to purchase food and beverages.
- Please RSVP by 5 December 2023 to secure your spot, as spaces are limited.
About the author:
Born in the state of Perak in Malaysia in 1959, Gary Lit Ying Loong pursued his B. Sc. at the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the prestigious Public Service Commission scholarship. He obtained both his master degrees in the UK and completed his Ph D with the University of Melbourne.
A retired academician from Nanyang Technological University, Gary is director of GL Academy and Consultancy in Singapore as well as a visiting professor to some National universities in Asia and Europe. He is also a regular contributor to both the Star and New Sunday Times newspaper.
About the book:
Gary’s book “If the Sky were to Fall . . .” is an inter-generational story of trials and tribulations facing the common folks both during and after the wars in Malaya.
Through a highly personal and engaging journey, it exposes the myths and mysteries surrounding the most tumultuous period of Malayan and Singapore history. It illuminates our understanding of the subterranean forces shaping the people and countries then and now.
The book details the gruesome atrocities suffered by the people under Japanese Occupation during WWII. It also exposes the abuses and injustices during the Emergency war between the British and communists. Some of the author’s personal friends were detained by the British for being mere suspects. Others “went up” the mountain (Seong San) and, sadly, were never seen again.