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Early one November morning in 2011, 25 brightly garbed cyclists gathered outside Kinyei CafĂ© at the corner of Battambangâ€™s Street 1.5 to give their lovingly decorated bikes the once over. Born on safari in what is now Zambia, Geoffrey Kentâ€™s destiny was mapped out for him at an early age. It may not be the most budget-friendly phinisi to ply the reef-rich Raja Ampat, but Alila Purnama does look set to raise the bar. All 130 rooms have river views, but request one with a number ending in 10 through 18, which are oriented toward the Bund. Steeped in history and European architecture, the northern port city is looking to rise again.