How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train

Getting the train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur used to be a straight-forward affair. The train would leave from Tanjong Pagar railway station (near downtown Singapore), clear immigration for both countries at Woodlands, and then continue on the same train to Kuala Lumpur. I did this journey in 2009 and it was a great way […]

The Shenzhentrification of Johor Bahru

If you had of asked me where the tallest residential building in Southeast Asia is as of 2018 I would have guessed Bangkok or KL. Having got those two wrong, I’m not sure that Johor Bahru would have figured into my top 10 guesses. Indeed, Johor Bahru doesn’t figure much in peoples thoughts in general, […]

Hotel Review: Pacific Express Hotel Central Market, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Pacific Express Hotel Central Market Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed at the Pacific Express Hotel Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it for its location in the Central Market/Old Town area of KL, which is one of my recommended areas to stay in Kuala Lumpur. The online […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Chinatown Inn, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Hotel Chinatown Inn Address: 52-54 Jalan Petaling, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed at the Hotel Chinatown Inn in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it for its price and location in the Chinatown area of KL. This is one of my preferred locations to stay in Kuala Lumpur. The rate was MYR 46.36 MYR […]

Hotel Review: My Hotel @ Sentral, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Name: My Hotel @ Sentral Address: No 1 Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I stayed at the My Hotel @ Sentral in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it online for its price and location near KL Sentral station. The rate was $17 USD per night, plus the 10 MYR ($2.40 USD) per […]

Hotel Review: T-Hotel Johor Bahru

Hotel Name: T-Hotel Johor Bahru Address: No 94, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I stayed at the T-Hotel Johor Bahru in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I was already at another hotel in JB and I needed to stay another day, so I picked this hotel for its location within the city centre. I booked […]

Hotel Review: Hotel CIQ, Johor Bahru – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Hotel CIQ Address: No. 52/54, Jalan Lumba Kuda, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I stayed at the Hotel CIQ in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I was already in JB and I needed to extend my stay, so I was looking for something near the main train station (JB Sentral). I booked it online for $18.27 USD, […]

Guesthouse Review: Memory Guesthouse Jb, Johor Bahru – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Memory Guesthouse Jb Address: 2H Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I stayed at the Memory Guesthouse Jb in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I booked it online for the rate of 33 MYR ($8 USD) for a private room with a shared bathroom. I was looking for a cheap place to stay for […]

Flight Review: AirAsiaX – Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne

Flight: AirAsia X D7 212 From: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) To: Melbourne (MEL) I flew with AirAsia X from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. When I’m flying back to Melbourne from Southeast Asia I usually compare flights on Skyscanner from different starting points. I was flying from Saigon initially but I also looked at other hub cities, […]

Hotel Review: Joy Inn Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Joy Inn Hotel Address: No.22-1, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Joy Inn Hotel in KL. I booked it for it’s location at KL Sentral, which is the main train station of Kuala Lumpur. As is often the case when I’m in KL I was just passing […]