ABOUT LEE SU KIM

Lee Su Kim is the author of nine books including two bestsellers, Malaysian Flavours: Insights into Things Malaysian and Manglish: Malaysian English at its Wackiest. Both books have sold more than 10,000 copies each and are still in demand by both Malaysians, international students and expats living in Malaysia as well as gifts for Malaysians living abroad.

Her book, A Nyonya In Texas: Insights of a Straits Chinese Woman in the Lone Star State (2007) is a hilarious account of crosscultural encounters between East and West.

She has authored texts and resource books on writing, grammar and short stories for secondary children, and is Chief Editor of 3 books including Border Crossings: Moving across Languages and Cultural Frameworks ( 2007).

Su Kim has recently published her debut collection of short stories called Kebaya Tales : of Matriarchs, Maidens, Mistresses and Matchmakers ( 2011), inspired by real-life events from the unique Straits Chinese community. Available in all major bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore.

Dr. Lee Su Kim is Associate Professor of English at the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She holds a B. Arts (Hons) degree in English, Diploma in Education (TESL) and Masters in Education from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston.

She is a founder member and the first woman President of the Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor. She was a columnist for The Star, a leading English newspaper in Malaysia for three years. She was an invited writer to the prestigious Ubud Writers & Readers Festival at Ubud, Bali, 2009.


Persatuan Peranakan Baba Nyonya Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (PPBNKLS)

On 28 of July, 2008, the PPBNKLS was officially formed. The Association is headed by Dr. Lee Su Kim, an Associate Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor. She is the first Nyonya President of the Peranakan associations in Malaysia and Singapore, setting another precedent as all previous Presidents of the Peranakan associations in Malaysia and Singapore have been Babas.

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BOOKS BY LEE SU KIM

KEBAYA TALES: OF MATRIARCHS, MAIDENS, MISTRESSES AND MATCHMAKERS

This book is a delightful collection of short stories, teeming with fascinating characters and poignant events in the life stories of the Peranakans.

A NYONYA IN TEXAS

Tired of Europeans describing “exotic” Asian cultures? Here is a refreshing twist with Lee Su Kim observing Americans during her ‘expat’ experiences in Texas, the Lone Star State, USA.

MANGLISH: MALAYSIAN ENGLISH AT IT'S WHACKIEST!

A dictionary-style pocket book with proper English definitions for laid-back Malaysian-style “Manglish." Manglish is a Malaysian form of English locals use to express more effectively, or to make the other party feel more at ease.

MALAYSIAN FLAVOURS

A great and informative read to catch a glimpse of facets of Malaysian life, inviting us to look at the humorous side of things.

 

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