Goddess of Mercy Temple, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Goddess of Mercy Temple

The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Temple) is the oldest temple in Georgetown. I happened to be here just after the Chinese New Year so these lanterns were lining the courtyard. It is usually busier than this (especially around CNY) but I managed to catch a break in the crowd to see mostly pigeons. […]

Hotel Review: Star Lodge, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Star Lodge

Hotel Name: Star Lodge Address: 39 Lebuh Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Star Lodge in Georgetown, Penang. I walked in off the street and I paid 45 MYR ($12.50 USD) for a single room. This is one of the cheapest guesthouses in Penang that has room with bathroom so it is a […]

Hotel Review: 75 Traveller’s Lodge, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

75 Travellers Lodge - Penang

Hotel Name: 75 Traveller’s Lodge Address: 75 Jalan Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the 75 Traveller’s Lodge in Georgetown, Penang. This is one of those old-school guesthouses of Southeast Asia that isn’t listed on booking sites, not does it have a website. I walked in off the street and paid 42 MYR ($11.60 […]

Hotel Review: Muntri House, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Muntri House

Hotel Name: Muntri House Address: 48 Jalan Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at Muntri House in Georgetown, Penang. I booked via Agoda and selected it for its location and price. Muntri House is a guesthouse accommodation in Jalan Muntri – a quiet street that runs parallel to the main street of Georgetown (Lebuh Chulia). […]

Hotel Review: Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse

Hotel Name: Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse Address: 15 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse in Georgetown, Penang. I booked on Agoda and selected it for its location and price. If you had to pick a central point in Georgetown it would probably be at Love Lane and Lebuh […]

Penang Travel Guide

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Cafes in Penang for writers and digital nomads

Penang Cafes

Georgetown is a former colonial city on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The old town is lined with colonial-era buildings and and the entire inner city is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. I love visiting Penang and I’ve been numerous times, with visits lasting from 2 days to one month. The food scene […]

Boy on a bike, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Bike Art - Penang

On the streets of Penang there are public art installations that remain from the 2012 George Town Festival. I was here last year and saw the Little Girl in Blue by Ernest Zacharevic. And here he is again with “Boy on a Bike” in Ah Quee Street. Travel Photos: Penang photo gallery

[Travel Photo] Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Georgetown Penang – Malaysia

Sri Mariamman Temple

The Sri Mahamariamman Hindu temple in Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia. Travel Photos: Georgetown photo gallery

In Pictures: Penang through a pinhole

Love Lane Penang

Penang is a place that I return to at least once a year on a visa run from Thailand, and I am always happy to revisit. I call visa runs to Penang food runs, as one of my main motivations to come here is to eat the food that Penang is famous for. I also […]