Guesthouse Review: Kimberley House, Georgetown – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Kimberley House. Address: 59 Kimberley Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at Kimberley House in Georgetown, Penang. I booked online and the rate was 42.90 MYR ($10.50 USD) per night, plus a 10 MYR tax that is collected by the hotel. I picked it for its location on Kimberley Street, which is […]

The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town

I’ve been a frequent visitor to Penang over the last decade, being one of the few places I visit on an annual basis. I spend most of my time wandering the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Georgetown, as it’s undisputedly the main attraction. In the last few years though I’ve been lured […]

The rebirth of Ipoh Old Town

Ipoh in Malaysia has experienced a reversal of fortunes after decades of economic decline and tourism obscurity. I first went to Ipoh in 2010, and after visiting again in 2019 I can say its revival is real. My first visit was when I was on my way to Pangkor Island. Rather than go straight through […]

Guesthouse Review: Argyll Inn, Penang – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Argyll Inn. Address: 205 Jalan Argyll, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Argyll Inn in Georgetown, Penang, and I booked it online and picked it for its price and location. The Argyll Inn is located just outside of the UNESCO World Heritage zone of Georgetown, though it still feels like the old […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Continental Penang, George Town – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Hotel Continental Penang. Address: 5 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Hotel Continental Penang in Georgetown, Penang. I booked online at the rate of $40USD, which doesn’t include local tax collected at the hotel. That was a discounted rate and not a bad deal for a 3-Star hotel in […]

Hotel Review: Cititel Express Ipoh – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Cititel Express Ipoh. Address: 2 Jalan S.P Seenivasagam, Ipoh, Malaysia I stayed at the Cititel Express Ipoh in Ipoh, Malaysia. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the Ipoh Old Town area. The Cititel Express Ipoh is a mid-range 3-star hotel, and one of the tallest buildings in the […]

Guesthouse Review: Eastern Inn, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Eastern Inn. Address: 27 Muntri Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Eastern Inn in Georgetown, Penang. I booked a double room with private bathroom, and booked online at the rate of 60 MYR ($14.75 USD), plus there is the 10 MYR government tax which you pay at the hotel. This […]

Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train – best train times to see some of the highlights of Thailand

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great way to travel between the two cities, but depending on your travels it’s not always the best way. With some planning by picking the right trains you can save money and see some of the highlights of Thailand. Bangkok to Chiang Mai – train, bus, […]

Guesthouse Review: Rainbow Guesthouse Penang, Georgetown – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Rainbow Guesthouse Penang. Address: 5 Lorong Muda, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Rainbow Guesthouse Penang in Georgetown, Penang. I got a single room with a shared bathroom, and I booked it online and selected it for its price and location within the old town. This is my preferred area to […]

Hotel Review: Asia Like Boutique Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Asia Like Boutique Hotel. Address: 200 Jalan Pudu, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed at Asia Like Boutique Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it online for its location near Bukit Bintang, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in KL. I’ve previously stayed at another hotel on Pudu Road, […]