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 […]

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, […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the […]

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 […]