Nov 18, 2018 Penang, Malaysia
Choosing a hotel requires consideration of dozens of factors. Your suite will become your home away from home, and your base for a memorable vacation, so it pays to be picky. I checked out this 5-star hotel in the heart of Penang, Malaysia and discovered …
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…
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?
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…
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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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!
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…
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.
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?