Golf in Malaysia

With more than 200 golf courses found throughout Malaysia, it’s easy to plan a golfing holiday. The only challenge is picking which course suits your needs. Unlike many countries in Asia, the green fees in Malaysia remain very affordable. Enjoy a round in the cooler hill towns surrounded by tea plantations… in the middle of the jungle on a tropical island…

A Guide to Grocery Shopping in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great supermarkets may not seem like a luxury when you’re living in Australia because they are everywhere; they’re the norm. But once you move to another country, things might not be the same. In Penang, Malaysia, where I live, it’s all about the wet market, a local market where you’ll find the freshest produce, chicken, fish, eggs and some sundries...

Penang Attractions

Penang might be a small island, but it is jammed with things to see. Many people come to the island to eat; the street food is some of the best in Asia and no visit to Penang is complete without overeating. However, in between stuffing yourself on plates of noodles and rich mutton curries, you’ve got to do something, right? Walk off some of your calories with this list of things to see and places to visit…

Top 5 Things to Do in Penang for Nature Lovers

Penang is known for its street food and UNESCO heritage architecture and shophouses. But most people don’t realise that there is more to this little island than tasty noodles and rich history; it’s for nature lovers as well. So, when you’ve had enough of temple hopping and garlic fumes wafting out of woks, when you feel like reconnecting with nature, here is where to go...

Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Drive north along the coast of Penang Island, approximately one hour from the Penang International Airport, and you’ll arrive in the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Its popularity with tourists means a high concentration of likely bars and restaurants. It’s also where you can ride a horse along the beach, go parasailing at sunset or sit back with a bucket of beers and watch the world go by...

Exploring Luang Prabang

Cradled between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is a sleepy little town and the spiritual center of Laos. It is in the northern part of this landlocked country and has a UNESCO heritage old town that boasts 33 temples, some dating as far back as the 14th century. Since all 33 of the temples are within walking distance of each other, make sure you bring comfy shoes.

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