Escape from Paradise: From Third World to First

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John Harding, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 442 pages
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Escape from Paradise is a current true adventure of a woman's escape from an arranged marriage. Set in Singapore, Brunei, Australia, England, and the United States, it involves Asia's famous Tiger Balm family, and a mysteriously wealthy family from Brunei.
 

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Contents

FAREWELL TO HONG KONG
231
AN EVENING OUT WITH JIM
233
ESCAPE TO BALI
240
THE JEHOVAHS WITNESS
242
MORTGAGE LENDING 101
245
THE CALL FROM MRS WATERFALL
249
DEATH BY BOTTLE
256
VULTURES
262

THE CURSE OF AW BOON HAW
33
SODOM AND GOMORRAH
38
LADY MACBETH
44
CUPID
50
PRINCE CHARMING
61
THE WEDDING
68
THE HONEYMOONERS
76
BRUNEI DAYS
83
NUMBER ONE SON
109
THAILAND
114
RIPPING OFF ROYALTY
123
NUMBER TWO SON
132
THE FALL OF S P CHUNG
140
2 + 2 US48 MILLION
157
REVISITED
161
LAIRG
168
THE RETURN OF S P CHUNG
175
JOCK CHUNG INVADES AUSTRALIA
183
MICKEY MOUSE ELECTRONICS
183
NO SECOND CHANCES
183
MR CHUNG GOES TO WASHINGTON
186
X10 AT RADIO SHACK HOME DEPOT AT A STORE NEAR YOU
190
THE WIFE OF X10
195
DISINHERITANCE 101
201
AN AMERICAN IN SINGAPORE
219
ANDREW HEWITT CATTLE RUSTLER?
268
PAPA COMES BEARING GIFTS
272
MONA KOH MAMASAN NUMBER 11
277
THE RECONCILIATION GAME
282
THE MOVIE STAR
289
ON THE RUN
298
GEELONG COLLEGE
307
BEFORE THE STORM
312
THE ART OF WAR
323
GUERILLA WARFARE
334
DÉJÀ VU
347
THE MISSING MILLION DOLLARS
353
SOLE CUSTODY
361
COUNTERATTACK
368
CHRISTMAS AT MOUNT ROSIE
381
PANDORAS SILVER TRUNK
387
THE SCAM OF 69 HOLLAND ROAD
393
FISHING VESSELS TO THE RESCUE
401
JUSTICE DELAYED
408
JUSTICE DENIED
420
ESCAPE FROM PARADISE
430
THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
433
THE IPO OF X10 WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY INC
435
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
439
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About the author (2001)

May Chu Harding, nee Lee, was born in Singapore. At the age of 18, she founded and published two professional trade magazines, Development and Construction, and Banking and Financial Review.

May Chu wrote the editorials and lead articles for both magazines, including her famous interview with I. M. Pei.

May Chu is the great-granddaughter of Aw Boon Par, one of the "Tiger Balm Kings" who, with his brother, developed Tiger Balm and founded Chung Khiaw Bank with branches throughout Singapore and Malaysia, and the Sing Tao Group, publishing newspapers in Asia, Australia, the United States, and Canada.

May Chu’s native language is English, but she is also fluent in four Chinese dialects and Malay.

Her family’s palatial estates, Hong Kong’s Tiger Balm Gardens, and Singapore’s Haw Par Villa, have become major tourist attractions.

John Harding

Prior to devoting himself to publishing and writing as a published author, John, was Vice President of Computer Operations for Citibank Singapore, where he created the largest financial data center in Asia providing credit card and banking services worldwide. Before that John served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Singapore's Inland Revenue department, where he was in charge of computer operations.

John has held the academic positions of University Professor at Pratt Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering (New York, NY), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran Saudi Arabia) & John Cabot University (Rome, Italy).

John worked as a consultant to the United Nations Secretariat, New York, NY. He also served as a United Nations Expert for the United Nations Development Program in Kingston Jamaica where he set up the first computer center for the Government of Jamaica.

Other companies for which John has worked include Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), Westinghouse (Milan, Italy), and Rockwell International (El Segundo, California).

John has a BA in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and has done graduate work at the Universitá degli Studi di Roma (Rome, Italy).

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