To date, volumes have been written about Jim Thompson, by far, the best known legend of Southeast Asia. He disappeared from Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands on Sunday, 26 March 1967. In 1994, while I was at the hill station, I was surprised his eclipse was still fresh in the minds of many.

On my return from the retreat, I went through a stack of files to see if I could pinpoint the exact time he was last seen. Most reports, if not all, declared he left “Moonlight” bungalow at about 3.30pm. Later, while reading the past issues of the Eastern Sun, I came across an article which not only stated he left the place at 1.30pm; equally interesting, it also mentioned that his friends were aware of it. Armed with this detail, I went ahead to publish a book entitled: SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Legendary Thai Silk King. In March 2017, I published another book entitled Jim Thompson: METAMORPHOSIS - Solved! The Disappearance of Jim Thompson in the Cameron Highlands. Of the many who read my work, none came around to say they were “short changed”.