At the age of 18, I started my career in the financial field and it continued for an uninterrupted period of 35 years. In that period, I have never hidden my interest in South-Eastern Asia from my employer, colleagues or clients. On the contrary, I seized each and every opportunity to promote the region.

I became particularly interested in the Southeast-Asian region's spectacular economic growth and after visits to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and a short trip to Chinese canton, I was even more convinced to concentrate on that region.

It did not take me long to realise that Malaysia was not well known in our regions and so, my idea to produce a coffee table book on Malaysia was born; which has been viewed by my friends as daydreaming and naive. The journey was long- far longer then I had anticipated, for I had no experience on that field. To achieve my goal, I interrupted my financial career and dedicated my full attention to my Malaysian dream, an objective people told me was unattainable.

"Walter Francois presents Malaysia" is now spread worldwide and this inspired me to produce a second coffee-table book: "Walter Francois presents Langkawi, Island of Mysterious Legends", a third book on "Selangor" and now my latest coffee-table book "Malaysia - Walter's Second Home". I'm sure the next book is just around the corner, so keep an eye on my website!

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Preview Gallery
Below a small selection of pictures which are featured in Walter's latest coffee table book. Click on the pictures to see the larger version.