Rise and shine, folks! It’s our second day at DoubleTree by Hilton Penang, and you know what they say about great mornings – it always starts with a great breakfast. Actually I just made that up, but you can’t deny it’s true. 😀 Makan Kitchen is DoubleTree’s signature restaurant found at all of their hotels in Malaysia, and it serves mainly authentic Malaysian fare. The … Continue reading Review: DoubleTree by Hilton Penang – Day 2
Hey guys! DoubleTree by Hilton Penang, the brand’s first DoubleTree resort on the island, has finally opened, and I was privileged to be invited for a media review of the place! 🙂 We took a bus from Hilton KL which departed an hour late because some members of the media had no respect for other people’s time, so it was well in the evening when … Continue reading Review: Double Tree by Hilton Penang / Exploring Batu Feringghi
**Note: Photo heavy post! Video at bottom. Here’s some good news for teddy bear fans: you don’t have to fly all the way to South Korea to visit their Teddy Bear Museum. We have one right here in Malaysia, and it’s pretty awesome! Tucked within DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang at Batu Feringghi is Teddyville Museum, a fun and interactive space that features the iconic, … Continue reading Teddyville Museum @ DoubleTree By Hilton Penang, Malaysia
Love all things crispy? A trip to Swallow @ The Saw Emporium is in order, as the pop-up dining joint brings together the crunchiest goodies from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore – for one night only – at the annual Penang International Food Festival 2018. Crispy Friday, happening on 20 April from 5 – 11PM, will feature local street food vendors, a food eating contest and … Continue reading Crispy Friday by Swallow @The Saw Emporium X Penang International Food Festival 2018
What can you do with an old, disused saw mill? You turn it into the hottest, most happening food spot in town. At least, that’s what the folks at The Steamship Merchants have done with Swallow @ The Saw Emporium, located at Gat Lebuh Macallum in Georgetown, Penang. Open since November 2017, Swallow is a multi-concept culinary and lifestyle pop-up event, housed on the first … Continue reading Swallow @ The Saw Emporium – The Hottest Pop-Up Dining Joint in Penang Now Extended Til July 2018!
Avid shoppers and bargain hunters in Penang must feel like Christmas came early to town! The much anticipated Penang Design Village is finally open, and it promises bargain prices on branded goods, all year long. As the first outlet mall in the Northern Region, DV boasts some 150 shops over 25 acres of space, with brands such as GAP, Sacoor Brothers, Timberland, Superdry, Esprit, Guess, Levi’s and … Continue reading Penang Design Village – First Outlet Mall in Malaysia’s Northern Region
Hey, guys! So I was in Penang recently for an assignment, and the organizers put us up at a five-star luxury resort called Lexis Suites. Newly opened this year, it is located at Teluk Kumbar, about 15 minutes away from the Penang International Airport. Granted, the location is a bit far from the city center, but nothing a cab or shuttle can’t handle. … Continue reading Review: Lexis Suites Penang @ Teluk Kumbar Malaysia
Known as a food paradise, the island of Penang is home to all sorts of amazing dishes, from Assam Laksa (CNN even rated it as the top 10 foods you have to try in Asia!) and char kuey teow to rojak and white curry. For those of us who crave Penang food but don’t want to take a four-hour drive up north, there’s a closer … Continue reading Penang One, Bandar Puteri Puchong