Days of wine and Adelaide

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Some episodes from one’s youth are harder to forget than others. It helps when free wine and attractive people are involved. For Kee Thuan Chye, the first Adelaide Week held promises that are still keenly cherished

I was very pleased to hear that the Penang state government has recently proposed a revival of Adelaide Week in Penang, and Penang Week in Adelaide. The last one was held some years ago - was it in 2003? - but it seems long forgotten now.

The inaugural Adelaide Week in Penang, however, is still vivid in my memory. Which is strange because these days, things that happened a week before tend to get dislodged from my memory cells, whereas that Adelaide Week happened 35 years ago.

Perhaps something that's valuable tends to be well remembered.


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