There are few public celebrations in the world that can match this.
Published onMarch 1, 2018byVBJFollow me on Twitter here.
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Throughout my travels I’ve seen my fair share of parades — many of which could be described as absolutely crazy, absurd, or in the words of my friend Chris West, bonkers. However, only one that I know of tops the chingay parade that I watched in Penang.
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