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Penang

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids in Penang

    10 Things To Do With Kids in Penang

    Oct 22, 2013 Penang, Malaysia

    Who hasn't thought of living on an island? We enjoyed our 2 months on the island of Penang discovering everything to do with our kids. And despite the usual shopping centres and cinemas, we found a list of things to do as long as our arm. Perhaps these wo…

  • The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    Nov 22, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    Leaving a country or city is always a mission and Penang was no different. In fact it had its fair share of challenges. But, as always we overcame those challenges and it feels good. What are your biggest travel challenges?

  • Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Nov 22, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    We have been to many places in Penang. It seems we have been the busiest we have ever been in this supposedly small Malaysian state. We have made friends, we have enjoyed beaches, played on playgrounds and had a “semi-normal” life… followed by an abnormal…

  • Johor, Malaysia

    Johor, Malaysia

    Nov 9, 2012 Destinations

    A quick getaway to visit the brand new theme park Legoland. Surprise visits to Big Little Club & Hello Kitty and the most wonderful stay at Pulai Springs Resort. We want to go back to Johor, it's a little KL with a big kid friendly heart.

  • Ipoh, Malaysia

    Ipoh, Malaysia

    Nov 1, 2012 Destinations

    A road trip to Ipoh for a two night stay proved to be well worth it. Only 2.5 hours from Penang by car over the bridge we found a Malaysian abnormally set in the most rugger terrain.

  • Where To Eat In Penang

    Where To Eat In Penang

    Oct 31, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    During our stay in Penang, we have visited a number of places to eat. I found it so hard to choose the restaurants to eat out despite the number of alternative blogs, tripadvisor and Penang websites. So here is a list of the places we ate and you can deci…

  • Shopping In Penang: Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market

    Shopping In Penang: Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market

    Oct 30, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    Visited the Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market - more great places for you to shop at! Plus a toilet-themed restaurant & free lollies!

  • My Mum on Orang Utan Island, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

    My Mum on Orang Utan Island, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

    Oct 28, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    When my mum decided to come visit us in Penang not only was I ecstatic, but my husband was ecstatic (babysitter back), and my kids were over the moon. We counted down the days to her arrival and then it was time to pick her up at the airport. We went ma…

  • The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    Oct 28, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    “I know you like me.” “What?” “I’ve known for like 6 months.” “Oh.” “So are you going to ask me out?” Thus went the conversation that started the love of a lifetime. When I was 16 Josh asked me out. When I was 21 Josh married me. That means that 20…

  • Our Foray into the

    Our Foray into the "Real" Penang

    Oct 20, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    It gets me when people say you haven’t seen the “real” ____. Whether it’s the “real” Disneyland, or the “real” Penang. Where I live and what I experience is real. So what makes my “real” Penang any less real then someone else’s? What makes our perception …

  • Penang Butterfly Farm Not As Bad As I Thought

    Penang Butterfly Farm Not As Bad As I Thought

    Oct 13, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I don’t really “do” butterfly parks. Butterflies are pretty, sure, but a whole park on them, sounds like a 100 yawns a minute. We had managed to skip them in every country we had been to, but at the guests request we must acquiesce.

  • Strangers Partying in Penang

    Strangers Partying in Penang

    Oct 12, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    A group of 8 travelling families converge on Penang to enjoy & share their nomadic lifestyles with each other. Suddenly strangers become friends and friends become family.

  • A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    Oct 11, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    That was an absolutely amazing day. 3 boats, 30 people all headed to Monkey Beach. We had a 5 year old’s bday party there with fairy bread (Americans never heard of it!), we swam, we fed monkeys, and we talked for hours. You ever have one of those days th…

  • Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Oct 8, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    As the cloud of white foam closed over my head, I felt a moment of panic. My nose was blocked and I gasped. Big mistake. The soapy white bubbles slipped down my throat and I was gagging. I couldn’t get a breath in. Every breath existed of more bubbles. I …

  • I Just Bribed My First Corrupt Cop

    I Just Bribed My First Corrupt Cop

    Oct 7, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I have just bribed my first corrupt cop… or rather I have accepted the suggested bribe made by a corrupt cop. Tell us your stories!

  • Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Oct 5, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I try never to listen to the labels people place on each other especially the labels they give children. Terrible Twos is a horrible term in which I am constantly refusing to believe, but there are those moments when you are in a lush garden surrounded by…

  • Penang, Malaysia

    Penang, Malaysia

    Sep 24, 2012 Destinations

    Everyone needs to visit Penang. We were lucky enough to spend 2 months on this beautiful island, northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca.

  • Shopping In Penang: Tesco, Island Plaza, Gurney & More

    Shopping In Penang: Tesco, Island Plaza, Gurney & More

    Sep 24, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    The most common questions we face when entering a new country: Where is the nearest supermarket? Is there a local daycare? And for Penang… where can I find a swimsuit?