The Clan Jetties Of Penang – George Town’s Historic Floating Villages

The Clan Jetties of Penang are historic Chinese villages built out over the water on long jetties. Typically, each Jetty belongs to a single family clan, with dozens of wooden houses on each Jetty. Located in George Town, Malaysia, the Clan Jetties are a reminder of Penang’s multicultural history. There have been 10 jetties in … More The Clan Jetties Of Penang – George Town’s Historic Floating Villages

Malaysia’s Museum Of Giant Food – Visiting Penang Wonderfood Museum

The Wonderfood Museum of Penang is a quirky look into the world of food, packed with hundreds of super-sized plastic replicas of delicious foods! It’s located in a historic 1940s colonial building in the heart of George Town. There’s a bowl of noodles as big as a sauna, satay chicken skewers as long as your … More Malaysia’s Museum Of Giant Food – Visiting Penang Wonderfood Museum

The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

One of Malaysia’s most recognisable and beloved public artworks is Ernest Zacharevic’s Little Children on a Bicycle, painted in 2012. It is a mixed-media public artwork with painted figures on the wall, and a real bicycle. The two kids, faces screaming in excitement (or perhaps fear!) is a popular sight on the streets of George … More The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

Revisiting my old backpacking days: My sweaty visit to Kuching

Today, I like decent hotel rooms and charming restaurants with delicious local specialities, and splashing out some money on cool activities. Back in 2012, I was on a shoestring budget, staying in mosquito-ridden hotel dorms and eating cheap pineapple curry from local diners. My electronics didn’t work, and my bag packing skills were atrocious. When … More Revisiting my old backpacking days: My sweaty visit to Kuching

Sketching Malaysia And Batu Caves

The first week of a round-the-world trip. I knew something big and exciting lay ahead of me. I was free from work and responsibility and my savings were at their maximum. But that first week, I had a funny feeling of directionlessness. Am I spending too much? Not enough? Am I making the most of this?