Macalister Mansion: colonial boutique hotel in Penang, Malaysia

The Macalister Mansion is a recently renovated colonial mansion turned into a boutique hotel in Penang, Malaysia. Walking amidst the gardens and through the hallways of the Macalister Mansion is like taking a step back in time. The restored colonial building, constructed in the early 1900s, is one of Penang’s newest boutique hotels, located just off […]

Eating out in Penang, Malaysia

  One of the best reasons to visit Penang, Malaysia is the food. It’s simply divine! The local specialty is asam laksa. Make sure you try asam laksa at a food stall in a hawker center. The one I went to (see photo above) was on the street at the end of the path down […]

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

  If you are planning a visit to Malaysia, check out the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, a luxurious hotel with  its own private beach and splendid views of nearby coral islands. Located ten minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the resort has 492 rooms and suites, six restaurants and bars, and other recreational opportunities. All of […]

Rebak Island Resort: 5 Star Hideaway in Langkawi, Malaysia

Don’t you have the urge to flee from whatever you’re doing and run away to secluded paradise where you can swim, lie around the pool with a book, or enjoy a bit of solitude and serenity? If that’s the plan, make sure you take a peek at the Rebak Island Resort in Langkawi. Guests arrive […]

G Hotel: stylish luxury hotel in Penang, Malaysia

If you are going to Penang, check out the super cool G Hotel right on Penang’s bustling Gurney Drive. Its dramatic interiors and contemporary style, plus excellent service, make it one of the hottest new addresses in town. The lobby is impressive and well stocked with bespoke designer furniture. There are 304 rooms and spacious […]

Air Asia X offers one way 99 EUR Paris to Kuala Lumpur

UPDATE: Air Asia has stopped flying to Europe.  AirAsia X is offering a promotional fare between Kuala Lumpur and Paris from RM499 (€99) one way. The promotional fare is available for booking online from 22 to 24 November, 2010 (22 November – 00:00 hrs Paris time, 7am Malaysia). You have to travel between 14 February […]

Hotel Maya: boutique urban resort in Kuala Lumpur

If you are planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, make sure you check out Hotel Maya, a five-star hotel that mixes business with pleasure, notably, the luxurious spa with its holistic treatments, massage and yoga sessions. The hotel has a wonderful hydrotherapy pool and a gym. Rooms are spacious and decorated in a contemporary […]