Things tourists cannot experience

By Kee Thuan Chye

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Above: The PalanquInn Heritage Suites.
Growing up on Bangkok Lane had its perks. It had its downsides too, whether or not one was related to the owner of theestate. The shock that changes bring to a visiting former resident is a reminder of the permanent passing of daily life.I WAS SURPRISED when I visited Penang recently to discover that there’s a boutique hotel operating on Bangkok Lane.Called PalanquInn Heritage Suites, and it’s in house number 39. Diagonally opposite it is number 38, where I lived...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!