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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]