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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where I’m At: April, 2018 – Kuala Lumpur edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Kuala Lumpur! When I’m in KL it usually means I’m on the way to somewhere else. In this case, back to Australia. Here’s where I’ve been for the last month. Where I’ve Been Saigon […]

Hotel Review: Old Penang Hotel – Georgetown, Malaysia

Hotel Name: Old Penang Hotel – Penang Times Square Address: No.3/3A/5/5A, Jalan Kampung Jawa Lama, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Old Penang Hotel in Georgetown, Penang. The hotel is located in Georgetown but outside the historic UNESCO World Heritage zone, between KOMTAR and the Times Square mall. Normally I stay within the heritage […]