Tagged: Malaysia

Penang Ferry between Georgetown and Butterworth

We were leaving Penang and after a last minute change of mind we decided against flying to Langkawi and take the train to Ipoh instead. Although there are now two road bridges between Penang Island and the mainland, the ferry remains a great option highly used by locals. Ferries transport...

Silka Cheras Hotel

Another day another side of Kuala Lumpur. Another last minute plan and booking. Cheras is a southeast suburb of KL and the plan was to catch up with an old friend living here but in central KL. Well a quick, simple search for cheap (<$50) 4 star KL hotels came up...

Four Points Puchong Kuala Lumpur

Arrived into Kuala Lumpur early in the morning from Johor. The plan was to probably stay around Sentral but we eventually decided to stay a little further out with little to do anyway. It seemed like a good opportunity to stay at the relatively new Four Points in Puchong. 

Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur Overnight Train in a First Class Sleeper

Deciding to live on a budget and avoid planes, train travel around Malaysia can be very cheap but often the challenge is getting tickets. The KTMB site has been going well for years however it can still be a wait for sleeper berths to open for reservation. We waited an...

High-tea at Carcosa Sri Negara, Kuala Lumpur

We met up with friends for afternoon tea at the colonial beauty of Carcosa Sri Negara. The hotel harps from the late 1800s, as the house for the Governor of British Malay. Long owned by the British Government, it is now a Malaysian Government property and operates both a hotel...

Hilton Doubletree Kuala Lumpur

We arrived at KL sentral with every intent on staying at one of the adjacent hotels. Unfortunately I had transferred points from my Amex to SPG for a couple nights only the night before and last minute rates were poor value. It usually takes around 24 hours so decided to wait the 30 mins and...