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Jan 08, 2019 04:25:07

Last Day in Penang :(

by @basilesamel PATRON | 201 words | 498πŸ”₯ | 549πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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I've been living in Penang for 70 days now. 

I just started feeling like a local. I had my regular coffee shop. I had my regular bar. I made friends and had lovers. I just started feeling at home at Griffin's capsule hotel Page 63.

I will miss the muezzin singing and the waiter screaming.

The colorful walls. The colorful sun. The ghost houses. The sidewalk arches.

I'm going to miss walking throughout Little India. The shadows of the Prangin mall and the Komtar Tower. The peacefulness of the Guanyin temple.

The many cultures, the many faces. The Street of Harmony. Georgetown is the city of harmony at times.

A City of Arts, where creators from all around the world gather and interact. Penang is the city where 200 Words a Day is born, late November 2018.

Thank you @wernminlim for the meetups. Props to my old friend Justin for showing me around.

I always have this weird feeling when I'm leaving a place. Like I'm leaving a part of me I will never find again. My heart balances between nostalgia and excitement of the unknown.

Today is my last day. For now.

Off to Kuala Lumpur to enjoy Malaysia until my visa expires.

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    @basilesamel wow, didn't realize you're in Malaysia... I'm based around KL too, hit me up when you're around https://twitter.com/david_nge. We should hang out :)

    David nge avatar David nge | Jan 08, 2019 15:29:45
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      @davidnge Great! :) No prob, I will ping you. Always a pleasure to meet new people

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 09, 2019 03:30:42
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    @basilesamel You’re leaving today? I thought that you actually left during New Year! Could have done one last meet up if I have knew it. Anyways, it was great meeting you! And good luck in everything. KL is a great place to be at too. If ever I will drop by KL while you’re Visa still valid, we could do another meet-up there in KL.

    Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Jan 08, 2019 14:09:27
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      @wernminlim ha no :P I decided to stay a bit more. It's okay :) Yes don't hesitate to come to say hi if you drop by! Thanks for everything

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 09, 2019 03:29:14
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    @basilesamel Enjoy! Hope you get time to visit the speakeasies of Chinatown, the oldest village in KL - Kampung Baru, the rainbow steps of Batu Cave, maybe a day at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, and of course, all the delicious food!

    Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 08, 2019 06:49:57
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      @lexc Thanks :) I have a lot of work so not much time to visit. I will try :P I will eat the food though haha

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 09, 2019 03:28:20
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      @basilesamel Fair enough! Enjoy. Hit me up if you need suggestions for food =D

      Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Jan 09, 2019 07:28:29
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    @basilesamel I'm also still nursing nostalgia from a month in Ubud. After a while it starts to feel like home isn't it? Enjoy KL! Made a list of cafes to work from from a project last year, not sure if that's your plan but thought it'll be helpful:


    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 08, 2019 04:49:22
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      @jasonleow nice :P I might need that. I don't know how the wifi will get

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 08, 2019 05:10:59
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      @basilesamel Most on the list should have wifi, just not sure how fast or if fast enough for your needs

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 08, 2019 05:34:19
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