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. […]

Market Square, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Market Square - KL

I have been a regular visitor to KL since my first visit here in 2006. Over the last decade I have seen the city work on improving public transport and fixing up its heritage sites. I’ve always thought the old shophouses in the Chinatown area would look as good as those in Singapore if they […]

Hotel Review: Mandarin Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Mandarin Pacific Hotel

Hotel Name: Mandarin Pacific Hotel Address: 2-8 Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Mandarin Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I booked online and selected it for its location and price. I found a room available online for $22.59 USD which is a good deal considering a guesthouse room with a shared […]

Hotel Review: Agosto Inn – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Agosto Inn

Hotel Name: Agosto Inn Address: 177A Jalan Tun H S Lee, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Agosto Inn in the Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur. I booked online via Agoda and I picked it for its budget price and location. There are lots of budget guesthouses in KL’s Chinatown and you can […]

Hotel Review: Pi Hotel, Ipoh – Malaysia

Pi Hotel - Ipoh

Hotel Name: Pi Hotel Address: 2 Jalan Veerasamy, Ipoh, Malaysia I stayed at the Pi Hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia. I booked online via Agoda and selected it for its price and location. The rooms are quite small but have a modern feel to it. I like the hardwood floors and the open coat rack instead […]

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 […]

Guesthouse Review: Le Village China Town, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Le Village China Town, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Le Village China Town Address 47 Petaling Street, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Le Village Guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur, which I booked via Agoda. I picked this place as I was looking just looking for a cheapo place to crash for the night. Chinatown is close to the Pudu bus […]