Keeping Penang delightfully impure

By Lucy Friedland

January 2010 FEATURE
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THE FIRST TIME Penang appeared on my radar wasn't while I was watching a “Malaysia Truly Asia” commercial or a show on the Travel Channel. It wasn't while I was reading a glossy brochure or a guidebook, or surfing the Web. It was in the city of Chengdu, China.In 1999, I had ditched my plum job in the United States as an editor of travel guides and gone backpacking in Asia. My plan was to explore some of the major...

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