• Asia,  Malaysia

    How to Spend a Weekend in Georgetown, Penang

    This is one of my favourite places in Malaysia. My family used to spend our Christmases here- it was tradition! Georgetown used to be a massive trading hub, but now, it’s famous for its British Colonial roots, mosques, and temples. It’s also a major foodie city. If you want an overview of Penang, here’s a great one! Getting There: Flying has always been my preferred method of getting to Penang (as it’s cheap & convenient from Singapore!), but you can also take a bus from KL. You can also take a train to Penang Butterworth, and then a ferry over to Georgetown, but that seems a bit complicated! Where to…

  • Asia,  Cambodia,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Myanmar,  Thailand,  Vietnam

    10 signs you’ve backpacked in southeast asia

    1. You own elephant pants or fisherman pants 2. You have this picture (or a very similar one) did you even go to Asia if you didn’t get to see some elephants? 3. You know food poisoning is not an “if,” but a “when” and you know that it’s NOT going to be a fun couple hours/days 4. You love street animals dogs, cats, all of them! 5. Your first aid kit becomes your most prized possession Food poisoning, upset stomach, headache? “I have stuff for that.” 6. You’ve had a bucket and you know how dangerous they are 7. Mosquito repellent = liquid gold 8. You’ve grown to like…

  • Asia,  Malaysia

    unexpected borneo

    Malaysian Borneo is definitely on my list of ultimate destinations. There’s something for everyone there, from snorkeling in Sandakan to climbing Mount Kinabalu. My family and I felt a great need to explore a little bit of everything that Borneo had to offer, so we tried to pack it all in! Our first stop was Kota Kinabalu to climb the mountain. It’s a two day trek up and down, but don’t let the short duration fool you, my legs have never been more sore than the day after getting down. The views along the way up the mountain were 10000% worth the tough hiking (are they ever not?!), and Mount…

  • Asia,  Malaysia

    unexpected cameron highlands

    After nearly 12 weeks of staying in Singapore, I was itching for some adventure! Luckily for me, it’s easy to hop from SG to other countries, so I decided to force the family out to Malaysia with me. We left Singapore at 10:30pm on Friday night, only getting out of the country by half past midnight. 11 hours on a bus later, we had arrived in the Cameron Highlands! The bus ride wasn’t uncomfortable, but even so, we had trouble getting quality sleep. We sleepily left our bags at baggage hold, then went out to find breakfast. It was about 18 degrees (C), not super chilly but a welcomed change from…

  • Asia,  Malaysia,  Singapore

    How to Go to Johor Bahru from Singapore & What I've Been Up To!

    Being back in Singapore has been hard. It’s difficult to go from traveling and having the time of your life to going back home, and my parents totally get that, being the OG travelers they are. That being said, I’m happy to be home and surrounded with family loveeeee! I’ve missed my mum, dad, and Squish to bits and being reunited makes for a happy heart! To keep me out of a weird post travel funk, Mamabear has been taking me around Singapore, helping me feel as if I’m exploring yet another new place. And it’s been lovely! Monday, we walked along East Coast with her walking group, part of…

  • Asia,  Malaysia,  Singapore

    How to Go to Johor Bahru from Singapore & What I’ve Been Up To!

    Being back in Singapore has been hard. It’s difficult to go from traveling and having the time of your life to going back home, and my parents totally get that, being the OG travelers they are. That being said, I’m happy to be home and surrounded with family loveeeee! I’ve missed my mum, dad, and Squish to bits and being reunited makes for a happy heart! To keep me out of a weird post travel funk, Mamabear has been taking me around Singapore, helping me feel as if I’m exploring yet another new place. And it’s been lovely! Monday, we walked along East Coast with her walking group, part of…

  • Asia,  Malaysia,  Uncategorized

    unexpected penang

    Penang, Malaysia is filled with creativity in the most unexpected places. Beautiful street art graces dingy alleyways, restaurants all have their own personalities… the entire island is a photographer’s dream, with every corner holding a potential shot.     Last Christmas, we came to Georgetown, Penang, and loved it so much that we decided to scurry back this year! I had forgotten how much I loved Penang until I got here and was immediately blown away with the unique finds I had failed to remember. Let me tell you, the food here is incredible. Georgetown is the epitome of a “foodie heaven.” We arrived late on Christmas Eve, so instead of…