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 […]

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 […]