Johor is a southern state of Malaysia that is linked to Singapore by causeways. And with the recent currency exchange rates S$1 to RM3 , many enjoyed travelling over for a short gateway and one or two days trip. Johor Bahru city has its own beauty places that many have yet to explore. Even I have yet to explore every part of the state. Thus, grab your bag and book here to stay over the weekend to explore the southern city of Malaysia. Continue reading [M’SIA TRAVELS] 7 FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO & SEE IN JOHOR BAHRU LIKE LOCALS
Since JB café hopping has been too extreme, I went to Melaka/Malacca , Malaysia for food hopping over one of the weekend. I took a bus after work on Friday night and back to Singapore on Sunday afternoon. My hotel accommodation is kindly sponsored by Mercury Boutique Hotel and I rented a car so that I can travel within Melaka/Malacca conveniently. Continue reading [M’SIA EATS] Malacca Food Hopping Over the Weekend | Malaysia
I visited Myanmar with a travel partner without plans for 5DAYS 4NIGHTS recently. We spent 4 days in Yangon and 1 day trip to Bagan. It was an adventurous trip as both of us (ladies). We booked the flight ticket with Tiger Airways due to the affordable flight offer and finding excuses for a short gateway from the bustling city.
Before you start your journey to Myanmar, make sure you have apply for VISA. I did a post on how to apply VISA in two ways here. Hope it helps to start off your journey to this beautiful country. Continue reading [TRAVEL] 7 PLACES TO EXPLORE IN YANGON| MYANMAR
The last meal during my recent Hong Kong trip was at Joy Hing. Located within a walking distance from Wan Chai MTR, Joy Hing is one of the locals’ favourite BBQ meats especially office workers around the business districts will drop by during lunch hours. Continue reading [HK EATS] Joy Hing Roasted Meat (再興燒臘飯店) | Hong Kong
Matcha trends continue in Hong Kong and since we are in Hong Kong over the weekend trip, we continue to see the next instagram worthy and hipster café named Via Tokyo. The first matcha/ green tea café we went was SinMei Tea and it was good. This time round, we are having matcha softserve. Continue reading [HK EATS] VIA TOKYO-Japanese Desserts| HONG KONG
Hong Kong amaze me each time I visit as there is always new food places I can explore. This time round with the trending social media platform, I get to know about ATUM Desserant. It is one of the classic and ‘atas’ (referring to high-class) patisserie I ever visited. The current trend has lead to few new places such as DOUX as well. Since ATUM is the first origin concept, we decided to go for it last month (September). Continue reading [HK EATS] ATUM Desserant (銅鑼灣) | Hong Kong
Whenever it’s about Hong Kong, I would think of dim sum paradise. How about u? During my recent foodie weekend trip with Eric, we visited Mott32. Reservation was made beforehand to avoid disappointment. Mott32 is the concept by Maximal Concepts and located in the basement of Standard Chartered Bank. The restaurant is named after 32 Mott Street, New York’s first Chinese convenience store that opened in 1851 and marks the start of New York’s Chinatown as of today. The restaurant has the concept of east and west inspired cuisine.
Continue reading [HK EATS] MOTT 32 卅二公館 | Hong Kong
Hotel Penaga is situated within UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the heart of Georgetown, Penang Malaysia. The hotel was converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terrace and shophouses, facing Hutton, Transfer Road and Clark Street into a boutique hotel with 45 beautiful spacing rooms, a restaurant, bar and a lounge that maintains the hidden gem of Hotel Penaga.
It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to explore the place.
There are few room types available in Hotel Penaga. This includes the Hutton Rooms with 40 square meters, Transfer Suites available from 60-70 square meters, 140 square meters of Clark Terraces and Penaga Suites. Each house/rooms are fully refurbished and separated from the other hotel buildings and the lobby.
We checked-in to Clark Terrace, one of the concepts that suits for family or friends. Clark Terrace is a whole terrace house with rooms furnished with antiques, classic modern pieces and stunning works of art.
There is a mini bar with an open concept kitchen as well.
Spot the private Jacuzzi spa right at the back garden with privacy.
As we moved up to second floor, there are two bedrooms and bathrooms with a balcony overlooking the garden. Each room are beautifully decorated with individual pieces of reconstructed antique furniture. And the bed was superb cosy and comfortable.
Moving on is the facilities of the hotel.
The lap pool is located right outside the Cinnamon Restaurant.
Indulge in Penaga Spa by Tanamera located in the gardens of the Penaga Hotel. There are a total of three double rooms that are equipped with bathroom for changing, shower and sauna. Everything in one!
Hotel Penaga also offers breakfast for hotel guests at The Cinnamon. As you walked next to the restaurant, there is a business centre and library, which are available for hotel guests to fully utilise during the stay.
It was a pleasant stay with Hotel Penaga. The staffs are helpful and attentive during our stay. It is a wonderful way to experience the heritage in the heart of bustling city. And of course the hotel location is strategic where we can easily travel around the food places and tourists attraction.
Read about my Penang Food Posts here & Penang Attraction Places here.
Address: Corner of Jalan Hutton and Lebuh Clarke
10050 George Town, Penang Malaysia