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In George Town, you almost get the sense that the eternal traveller roams against the backdrop of wall-art of bicycles. Travelling slowly.

Indonesia’s wildfire smog pushed over George Town and introduced it in an almost sepia-filter as the ferry crossed over from Butterworth, on mainland Penang, Malaysia, to Penang Island’s capital.

The tropical heat steaming over the Malacca Straits as we moved closer to the place that was nr. 1 on my Malaysia-list. In my mind, George Town had it all: Art. History. Kaleidoscopic culture. Food. I had things to do, and places to visit.

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