Category Archives: TRAVEL-MALAYSIA

[M’SIA TRAVELS] 7 FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO & SEE IN JOHOR BAHRU LIKE LOCALS

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.Alternatively, book a private city transfer from Singapore to Johor Bahru using Klook.
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[JB STAYCATION] 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE SOMERSET MEDINI NUSAJAYA FOR YOUR NEXT WEEKEND STAYCATION

While exploring Star Wars Day at Legoland Malaysia over the weekend, I got the opportunity to stay at Somerset Medini Nusajaya over the weekend. Somerset Medini Nusajaya (Citadines Medini Nusajaya) located in the heart of Medini is the latest addition staycation to discover in Johor Bahru. Medini is the central business district of the Nusajaya economic zone in Iskandar Malaysia.The 4-star hotel/ serviced residence under Ascott Limited (Capitaland) is only few minutes walk away from Legoland Malaysia. The serviced residence is conveniently located 15 minutes drive from Singapore CIQ 2nd Link and 25 minutes drive away from Johor Senai International Airport. Continue reading [JB STAYCATION] 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE SOMERSET MEDINI NUSAJAYA FOR YOUR NEXT WEEKEND STAYCATION

[TRAVEL GUIDE] HOW TO GET TO SOMERSET MEDINI SERVICE APARTMENT NUSAJAYA, JOHOR BAHRU

The view of the Somerset Medini Nusajaya building

If you are planning for a trip to Legoland Malaysia over the weekend, you can check out the latest service apartment, Somerset Medini. The service apartment is under Ascott Limited which is subsidiary company of Capitaland Group. You can read about my stay here. Continue reading [TRAVEL GUIDE] HOW TO GET TO SOMERSET MEDINI SERVICE APARTMENT NUSAJAYA, JOHOR BAHRU

[JB HOTEL REVIEW] HOTEL STAYCATION DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHOR BAHRU

Located approximately 10-15 minutes walk away from Johor Bahru (JB) custom checkpoint (Sultan Iskandar Building) , City Square Mall and KOMTAR JBCC, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru was established on 1 July 2014. It was previously named Menara Landmark is strategically located at the city centre of Johor Bahru. Continue reading [JB HOTEL REVIEW] HOTEL STAYCATION DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHOR BAHRU

[M’SIA]HOTEL STAYCATION MERCURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL| MELAKA , MALAYSIA

I had my Malacca/ Melaka foods hopping 2 weeks ago over the weekend trip. This is made possible with the courtesy accommodation sponsored by Mercury Boutique Hotel. Mercury Boutique Hotel was officially launched at the month of July. The hotel is also the sister hotel with Venus Boutique Hotel which is located at the same row. Continue reading [M’SIA]HOTEL STAYCATION MERCURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL| MELAKA , MALAYSIA

[M’SIA] STAYCATION AT LEXIS HIBISCUS PORT DICKSON HOTEL

When I saw the posts in Facebook, I knew I am going to come here for a weekend staycation. This newly-opened Lexis Hibiscus located at Port Dickson is a brand new concept by Lexis Hotel Group. Since there are still in the stage of soft opening, the promotion price was quite attractive from RM399 onwards. We got the Lexis Hibiscus Premium Pool Villa less than RM800 and include breakfast for 2 pax. Continue reading [M’SIA] STAYCATION AT LEXIS HIBISCUS PORT DICKSON HOTEL

[PENANG HOTEL REVIEW] Staycation At Hotel Penaga | Georgetown Penang

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.




Hotel Penaga
It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to explore the place.
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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.
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There is a mini bar with an open concept kitchen as well.
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Spot the private Jacuzzi spa right at the back garden with privacy.
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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.
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Moving on is the facilities of the hotel.
The lap pool is located right outside the Cinnamon Restaurant.
Hotel Penaga-Swimming Pool
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 Spa
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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.
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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.
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Read about my Penang Food Posts here & Penang Attraction Places here.

Address: Corner of Jalan Hutton and Lebuh Clarke
10050 George Town, Penang Malaysia
Tel: +6042611891
Email:info@hotelpenaga.com
Website: www.hotelpenaga.com

[This is a hosted stay.No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.]
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[M’SIA] STAYCATION: SYOK HOSTEL |PENANG

“Syok” is from Malay language and it means ‘good’. So when you heard people say ‘so syok’, it means ‘so good’. Ms Karen Tan is the woman behind Syok Management company. Located along Chulia street, Syok Hostel and Spices B&B started with boutique accommodation concept to accommodate different travelling styles. Continue reading [M’SIA] STAYCATION: SYOK HOSTEL |PENANG