Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city in Malaysia and a major air hub in Southeast Asia. If you are travelling in the region the chances are you are going to passing through here at some point. While it’s nowhere near as big as Bangkok, it’s a spread-out city that sprawls along a valley. The roads […]

Where I’m At: Cape Town – May 2016

Greetings from Cape Town and a slightly later-than-usual edition of Where I’m At; my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. I tip my hat to the bloggers who can blog and travel at the same time. I’ve been on the road all month and have barely […]

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth (Penang) with the ETS – the fastest train in Southeast Asia

In 2015 the electrification of the train line between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth was completed. On this modernised track the ETS (Electric Train Service) reaches a speed of 160kmh. The ETS is the fastest intercity train in Southeast Asia, and is tied at equal first with two airport trains (Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur). The Bangkok […]

Hotel Review: Link Hotel, Penang – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Link Hotel Address: 90 Jalan Rangoon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Link Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. I booked it online for the rate of $12.60 USD for one night, which is great value – even by Penang standards. I think this deal was a combination of being an Agoda deal and […]

Guesthouse Review: Just Inn, Georgetown Penang – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Just Inn Address: 155,157 & 159, Lebuh Carnarvon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Just Inn in Georgetown, Penang. I walked in off the street and got a single room with shared bathroom for 40 MYR ($10.25 USD). The Just Inn is a budget guesthouse of the style that is popular with […]

Hotel Review: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang

Hotel Name: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang as a guest of the hotel. I had previously reviewed the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur which sets a high standard of luxury, but the Penang property is set in […]

Hotel Review: Star Lodge, Penang – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Star Lodge Address: 39 Lebuh Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Star Lodge in Georgetown Penang. I have stayed here before and have found it to be a reliable cheap guesthouse in Penang so I walked in off the street and booked a room. The last time I was here I […]

Hotel Review: Kim Sun Hotel, Penang – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Kim Sun Hotel Address: 86 Campbell Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Kim Sun Hotel in Penang. I booked it online at the rate of $15.53 USD and booked it for is central location in Georgetown. There isn’t a Chinatown in Penang as there is such a large Chinese community. Campbell […]

Where I’m At: Penang – April 2016

Greetings from Penang. I’m back in one of my regular Southeast Asia hubs before taking my next flight out of Singapore. Where I’m At is my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Where I’ve Been I visited two countries in March, with most of the month […]

Guesthouse Review: Malabar Inn, Penang – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Malabar Inn Address: 26 & 28, Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Malabar Inn in Georgetown, Penang. I booked online at the rate of $14.04 per night and booked it for its location in the historic area of Georgetown. The guesthouse is in a typical shophouse that lines the streets […]