The streets of George Town are alive - maybe too alive

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George Town’s charm lies in its people and its air of old world decadence. However, it is at risk of losing its appeal unless better ways of promoting tourism are implemented.

One Wednesday evening, I walked down Lebuh Armenian to Little India to hunt for spices. I was inspired by a story over a hearty dinner at Jawi House in George Town by Dr Wazir Jahan Karim, an anthropologist turned restaurateur, who told such spicy stories about spices that it whetted our appetite to hunt for some.

Lebuh Armenian was heaving with people, and I wondered why. It turned out to be... nothing. There was nothing special going on there, just hundreds of people straggling along the picturesque street, clustering around the abundant wall murals to take photographs.


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