Cool Penang Street Art: Murals, and Other Wall Art, Not To Miss.

Street art mural of woman in a blue hood, Penang, Malaysia

The island of Penang in Malaysia is famous, primarily, for two things – amazing street food and great street art. The Penang street art scene was very much put on the map by one man, Lithuanian Ernest Zacharevic, whose interactive, 3d works (like the one below of the Boy on a Chair) have spawned a …

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What to Do in Klang, Malaysia – on a One Day Trip.

Located about 60 miles south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the city of Klang is an easy day trip from KL. It’s also a stop off for many cruise ships – and remarkably satisfying to say, but the big question is what to do in Klang once you get there? Here are some answers… Disclosure: …

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21 Fun and Unusual Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Painted alleyway in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

It’s taken me a long time to find a decent list of fun and unusual things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s a city that, on the surface, is all shopping malls and glitzy big towers and discovering what to do in KL, other than go see the big shiny silver Petronas Towers can …

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Fun and Unusual Things to do in Ipoh, Malaysia

Old buildings in Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh is a small city located roughly halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It’s got a reputation for awesome street art and so, when we were getting the train between KL and Penang on our recent trip, we decided to stop off on the way. We had about 24 hours in the city which wasn’t …

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Checking Out the Snake Temple in Penang

Snake on an insence burner at the Snake Temple Penang

Think about some of the temples in Asia you might have visited; bright red outside and a roof with ornate carvings on it – check. Lit candles and offerings reflecting hopes and prayers of those who left them – check. An ornate altar covered in gold – check. Poisonous snakes draped around the incense burners …

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Wonderfood Museum, Penang – It’s Mad! You’ll Love It.

Model of coloured pasta at Wonderfoods Museum, Penang

I’m standing in front of a giant plastic bowl of curry mee. Behind me are tiny miniature people running around a field of broccoli and cauliflower trees and a table containing some pink and blue bananas, multicoloured pasta dish and some green corn. I’ve never taken acid in a supermarket, but I’m pretty sure that …

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Space, Peace and Meatballs: The Quiet Zone, Air Asia X Reviewed

Air Asia plane in the sky

The man behind me on my Emirates flight from Bangkok to Sydney had had a brilliant trip – I know as he was telling the woman he’d just met all about it. He also had a lot of tips for her on her trip to Sydney – about 20 minutes worth. Normally, I’d be pleased …

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Drinking With The Dead at The Deceased, KL

Cocktail served in a skull glass at The Deceased KL

I’m sitting on a bar stool thinking about who I dislike enough in my life to curse. Normally, propping up a bar contemplating ill on your fellow humans sounds like the result of a crappy day, but in this case, I’m on holiday and happy, but I’m drinking in The Deceased, Kuala Lumpur’s most spooky …

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Ten Fun Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur For Foodies

Pint of beer with whipped cream on top - one of the fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur for foodies

Medicine jelly, possibly the best banana fritters in the world, Instagram-friendly noodles for 50p – and beer with whipped cream on the top. Welcome to my slightly more unusual foodie tour of Kuala Lumpur. And it tasted really good too – well, almost all of it… Drink a Whipped Cream Beer Yes, that is half …

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