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Tourist Loured by George Town's past

In Malaysia, Tourists Are Lured by George Town’s Colorful Past
Published: December 2, 2010; The New York Times

So far, so good. George Town “is buzzing these days,” said Narelle McMurtrie, owner of Kopi Cine, who opened Straits Collection, a boutique hotel, in two rows of shop houses last February and, last month, a furniture and clothing shop in another refurbished structure. “But it’s not just tourists. I’m seeing more locals on the streets. Penang people are taking back their city.”

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