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Marco Ferrarese

Marco Ferrarese

Marco Ferrarese lives in Penang since 2009, from where he covers Malaysia, India and the larger Southeast Asian region for a number of international guidebooks and publications that include, beyond Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, the Rough Guides, Fodor's Travel, the Guardian, BBC Travel, Nikkei Asian Review and South China Morning Post. His debut novel "Nazi Goreng", a quirky subcultural thriller set in Penang, was published by Monsoon Books in 2013 and banned by Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs in 2016. Marco and his Malaysian photographer wife Kit Yeng Chan still call Penang home, even though they are (or at least they were, pre-Covid-19) on the road reporting from elsewhere most of the time. Know more about him and his books at www.marcoferrarese.com and www.monkeyrockworld.com