"Phone Lucy Wong when you get to Kuala Lumpur", a colleague said, pressing a slip of paper containing a name and phone number into my hand as I darted from the office en route to the airport. "Shes a like minded woman. Oh, and ask her about Tanarimba", were her parting words.

Not one to impose myself upon friends of friends, generally I would have dispatched the note into the nearest bin. But for some unknown reason I tucked it into a pocket instead.

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