Guesthouse Review: Sahabat Guesthouse, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Sahabat Guesthouse. Address: 39 & 41 Jalan Sahabat, Off Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed at Sahabat Guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it for its location near the Bukit Bintang area, which is one of my favourite areas to stay in KL. Most budget guesthouses in KL are […]

Taman Negara – the ancient rainforest in the heart of Peninsula Malaysia

Taman Negara is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia and one the most famous nature reserves in Southeast Asia. Taman Negara is Malay for “national park”, so there’s no need to say Taman Negara National Park when referring to it. As one of the world’s most ancient rainforests and being the green heart of […]

Jungle Railway in Malaysia – The best train times and most scenic sections

The Jungle Railway The Jungle Railway is one of the great train journeys of Southeast Asia, spanning the length of Peninsula Malaysia through its rugged interior. Officially known as the East Coast Railway Line (ECRL), the Jungle Railway travels from Johor Bahru near the Singapore-Malaysia border in the south, to Tumpat near the Thailand border […]

Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur – Modern private studio with city view for $29 a night

Kuala Lumpur is undergoing a construction boom that is giving the city one of the best skylines in Southeast Asia. With so many apartment towers going up there are plenty of short term apartment rentals on the market. I had a 4 night stay in the city, so I had a look on Airbnb for […]

Guesthouse Review: Taman Negara Travellers Lodge, Kuala Tahan – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Taman Negara Travellers Lodge Address: Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan, Malaysia. I stayed at the Taman Negara Travellers Lodge in Kuala Tahan, Malaysia. I booked online for the rate of 60 MYR ($14.45 USD) plus there is a 10 MYR ($2.40 USD) government tax which is not collected during booking. Kuala Tahan is the […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Bestari, Kuala Lipis – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Hotel Bestari Address: 42 & 43, Lorong BBKL 2/2/1, Kuala Lipis, Malaysia. I stayed at the Hotel Bestari in Kuala Lipis, Malaysia. I booked it for its price and location in Kuala Lipis. The rate was 70 MYR ($16.93 USD) per night. Kuala Lipis is a small city (it’s known as Little KL) […]

Guesthouse Review: Rose House Dabong – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Rose House Dabong Address: Lot 1050, Dabong, Kelantan, Malaysia. I stayed at the Rose House Dabong in Dabong, Malaysia. I’d never heard of Dabong until I started planning my trip on the Jungle Railway. Dabong is a village on the railway line, and one of the last daytime services terminates here. I wanted […]

Guesthouse Review: Diyana Bajet Hotel, Kota Bharu – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Diyana Bajet Hotel Address: No 209 Seksen 11, 1135 Jalan Hilir Pasar, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia. I stayed at the Diyana Bajet Hotel in Kota Bharu. I booked it for its location in Kota Bharu and the rate was 30.52 MYR ($7.40 USD) for a private room with shared bathroom. […]

Penang Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Malaysia > Penang Travel Guide Nomadic Notes Blog Posts The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town Cafes in Penang for writers and digital nomads – My list of cafes in Penang. The five foot way of Georgetown, Penang – The sheltered shopfront walkways of Penang. Penang through […]

Where to stay in Georgetown, Penang

Penang is a state in Malaysia that includes the island of Penang and the strip of adjacent land on the peninsula. For most visitors when they say they are going to Penang they mean they are going to Georgetown, on the northeast tip of Penang island (Pulau Pinang). [Georgetown in relation to Pulau Pinang and […]