4 Reasons Why Penang is Your Dream Honeymoon Destination

  Penang is a state consisting of an island and a mainland. It is famous in Malaysia for its mouth-watering traditional dishes and its historical attractions. As such, many people flock there for holidays.   For those who are planning to get married, or are newly married, Penang is an ideal honeymoon destination, and here’s why:             It Has The Best Food Penang was named the top destination for foodies in 2014, and CNN even named some of its dishes as the top 10 must-try meals in the world. Some of the dishes that you can’t afford to miss are Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Kandar, Kuey Teow T’hng, Laksa and so much more. You don’t have to chase after the ‘best’ places to eat, as most of the food outlets and food courts you visit have a very high quality of food. So, be adventurous and you’ll discover a plethora of great dishes to sample.             There Are Many Historical Destinations Georgetown is a hub of colonial buildings that have survived from the time Penang was a British colony. Some of these buildings can be seen near Fort Cornwallis and St George’s Church. You’ll always want to visit the Penang Museum and Art Gallery to learn about Penang’s past. A walk around the older parts of Georgetown will reveal many pre-war shop houses, and some local historical sites like the Kapitan Keling mosque and the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion.             Contemporary Attractions Are Plentiful While walking around the old shop houses in Georgetown, look...

Kicking It in Kulim – 5 Tips for a Budget Friendly Night in Kulim District, Malaysia

When people travel to Malaysia, they often visit the most advertised destinations in the country. A typical traveler itinerary would include attractions and activities that litter the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, because they’re easy to access and widely talked about on the internet. But dig a little deeper, and you’re bound to find the beautiful district of Kulim – a lesser-known location praised, and patronized by, only the savviest of tourists. If you want to experience Malaysia from a different perspective and do it all on a friendly budget, this travel guide for Kulim should help you with your cause.   Arrange a Camp Out – There are lots of nature parks and outdoor activities in Kulim because of its thick vegetation and untouched natural landscapes. The Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest is great for day trips, but is also an ideal location for overnight camp-outs. Here you can find some of the most picturesque views in the district, with waterfalls and tree top walks. Fees are very pocket-friendly, but most of the arrangements will have to be made on your own. Visit an Open Air Pub – There’s not a lot going on in Kulim after 10 PM, with many stores closing up shops before the strike of midnight. However, if you try to wander the quiet streets at night time, you’re bound to find an open air pub, where you can brush elbows with locals and enjoy traditional tuak, a beverage unique to the country. Usually, these pubs are very affordable, owned and maintained by long-staying locals, who often have a lot of stories to share to the...

The Essential Foodie’s Guide for the Best Food Trip in Penang

  Penang is a destination that keeps on giving – delicious street food-wise, that is. There are many culinary gems in Southeast Asia, but Penang continues to stand out with the variety of local delights that please any palates. If you’re an ultimate foodie with Penang on your bucket list, let us guide you through street side favorites that every foodie should know about.             Asam Laksa Forget the other versions of asam laksa you’ve sampled elsewhere, because Penang is where this heartwarming dish originates. Unlike any other, every bowl of asam laksa comes with a bed of vermicelli rice noodles, served with spicy and sour mackerel broth. Other sidekicks such as lemongrass, tamarind, and shrimp paste are the ultimate trio that adds life to this delightful noodle soup. Try here: Ayer Itam Asam Laksa (Jalan Pasar, Air Itam), and Joo Hooi Café (Jalan Penang, George Town)             Char Kuay Teow It’s a shame to round up your Penang food trip without tasting the iconic char kuay teow. It is the everyday comfort food of Penangites from all walks of life, and these stir-fried rice noodles are made to impress. Listen to the clanging sounds of the spatula, and watch the cook sprinkle a dash of Chinese chives, bean sprouts, prawns, cockles, eggs, and soy sauce onto the stir-fried noodles. This local delight is best enjoyed with spicy belacan on the side. Try here: Lorong Selamat Char Kuay Teow (Lorong Selamat, George Town), and Siam Road Char Kuay Teow (Jalan Siam, George Town)            ...

Take Your Destination Wedding To Penang. Here Are 5 Tips To Get You Started

  Penang is one of the most popular locations for a beach wedding. The idyllic island boasts of many historical landmarks and scenic views that are perfect as a wedding venue and photo backdrop. Have your wedding (and honeymoon) in Penang with these five simple tips:             Find the right location   To get the best of both worlds, book a beach hotel in Penang. Most of these hotels provide assistance or services that cater to your beach wedding needs, such as allocating a space by the beach for your wedding ceremony and a traditional reception space (i.e. restaurant or hall). It also serves as a beautiful wedding photoshoot. However, since the beaches in Penang are public, you might want to shop around for any hotel that has a secluded beach if you prefer some privacy.             Check for permits and ordinances   Before you even book a wedding venue, check with the Penang government regarding their regulations on events and gatherings held at public places or outdoors. Find out whether you need a permit, especially if your wedding is big and held at a public beach. Additionally, some beaches may prohibit the consumption of alcohol, bonfire or anything deemed dangerous. Whatever you’re planning to do on your wedding day, find out whether you need a permit.             Accessibility for your guests   To have a memorable wedding, you need to ensure that everyone, including your guests, is comfortable enough. Find out if the beach provides for accessibility, as not everyone will be comfortable....

Malaysia’s Top Destinations – 5 Best And Most Visited Places In Penang

  Penang is full of life, as the place boasts a wide range of interesting locations and vast attractions that bring thousand visitors year round, globally. In fact, the island is among the most famous and top tourist destinations around the world. Despite all the sweeping sightseeing areas, many people also find the weather and ambiance here quite rich and fairly impressive. Because different attraction sites appeal more to some travelers than others, here is a list of the top 5 most visited places in Penang.             Old Georgetown Georgetown, Penang’s capital city, is a must-visit destination once you land in the island. Georgetown, in fact, is among the top and most favorite tourist destinations in Malaysia. People love it for its array of breathtaking attractions and rich history. Due to its neatly preserved heritage buildings, the city boasts being listed among the few UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia.             Batu Feringghi It’s a popular beach destination in Penang, highly coveted for its sunnier skies, refreshing sea breezes, and soothing sandy shores. But mostly Batu Feringghi gets most of its appeal from its dream-like and colorful nightlife. The night market, also known as “Pasar Malam,” is where things start to get much fun. The sidewalk bazaar is packed with temporary stalls where you can purchase street food, souvenirs and other items of interest. A few sleek restaurants and bars are also dotted around, in which you can sit down to enjoy a meal or a drink.             Penang Hill Nobody can...