Down memory lane
To date, volumes have been written about Jim Thompson, by far, the best known legend of Southeast Asia. Of the many who wrote about him, none have come close to solving his disappearance from the Cameron Highlands. Why is that so? There are two reasons for this: one, it could be the authors were not aware that Jim actually left the Ling’s estate at 1.30pm; or two, they chose not to know about it. Of the two, the latter seems to be more the case. As such, his eclipse has not only gone on to become an unsolved mystery; it has also led many to go on a tangent.