Can an indie traveller survive a cruise holiday with more than 3,000 other people and a rigid schedule? Here’s a review of my 6D5N Genting Dream Cruise from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket.
A detailed guide to help you uncover Penang’s secret street art spots outside of the main George Town heritage area.
A review of the Pacific Express Hotel Central Market located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
All the food we ate in Penang, from traditional favourites like Char Koay Teow to fancy high tea at the Eastern and Oriental hotel.
A detailed guide to street art in downtown George Town, Penang, including artworks by Ernest Zacharevic, 101 Lost Kittens, Marking George Town and others.
A review of my short stay at Mango Tree Place, a lovely little guesthouse on the edge of Penang’s George Town.
A brief recap on my little Penang weekend trip, from food highlights to thoughts on multiculturalism, hunting for street art to preserving history.
Heading up over the weekend for a spot of scuba diving in Pulau Dayang, Malaysia and to finish up my PADI Rescue Diver Certification
This trip was focused solely on wreck diving, so not much in terms of coral life or drift diving. Most of the wrecks are quite deep, about 20+m, and the waters had quite a lot of sediment in them. The visibility apparently was good by usual standards though. The waters could get a little choppy though – a lot of people couldn’t sleep the first night because the boat was rocking so intensely (I woke up occasionally but managed a decent rest), and we always had to fin to the front of the boat to descend along the line – …
I took some time off over last weekend to head out for a spot of diving. Nothing fancy, just a live-on-board (LOB) trip to various shipwreck sites off Tioman. Getting There I dived with a group called Stride In this time around. We took a coach from Lavender up to Malaysia in the evening, stopping over at Kota Tinggi for a quick dinner before reaching Tanjung Gemok Marina at around midnight. We got ourselves on board and stayed in port for the night. The Boat The boat is called the Black Pearl (no relation to Captain Jack) and …
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