Since I am starting to do my travel packing list for my upcoming list, I decided to blog about the essential things to pack when travelling to share. Not sure about you guys but I think it is good to list down the essential things to bring along while travelling so that you won’t miss out. The worst case is to purchase it but it will be best to spend the money on travel expenses. Don’t you think so? Continue reading [TRAVEL TIPS] 8 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO PACK WHEN TRAVELLING
Hua Hin is a seaside resort on the of gulf Thailand and it is approximately 3-4 hours drive from Bangkok. Upon arriving Bangkok, we have arranged the transport to pick us up to Hua Hin. We paid 8,000 Thai Baht (8 pax) for 2 days transport from Bangkok to Hua Hin (2-way) and around Hua Hin attractions. This inclusive of 2,000 Thai Baht transportation from Hua Hin to Bangkok if you are wondering how much is the charges. Continue reading [THAILAND TRAVELS] 2D1N- 10 PLACES TO SEE & EXPLORE IN HUA HIN
I have been to Penang quite a number of times and usually spent my time in Georgetown or Bayan Lepas instead of Batu Ferringhi. So thanks to Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, my bff and I ventured to Batu Ferringhi, north shore of the tropical island of Penang during our recent trip.Apart from Shangri-La group, Eastern and Oriental (E&O) hotel is the only luxury hotels in Penang. Continue reading [HOTEL REVIEW] Why GOLDEN SANDS RESORT BY SHANGRI-LA is your Family Friendly Choice to stay in BATU FERRINGHI ?
Other Attraction Places in Hua Hin to explore:
Hua Hin Railway Station & View Point
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Plearnwan Hua Hin (Eco Vintage Market)
Khao Luang Cave
Palace of Love & Hope (Maruekhathaiyawan Palace)
After the panoramic Hua Hin scenery, we headed to Wat Huay Mongkol (Wat Huay MongKhon) to see the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad in Thailand. The giant statue is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. It is set on a large mound wide with a stairway leading to it. The whole structure of this place is quite similar with Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong except that the stairways are not steep and longer in steps. Continue reading [THAILAND TRAVELS] WAT HUAY MONGKOL – THE GIANT LUANG POR THUAD STATUE | HUA HIN
I miss Australia! Australia was my first overseas trip and I remembered it was Student’s Exchange Programme during university. Scoot was having flight promotion and decided to book to Perth for a 5 days trip. And Caversham Wildlife Park was one of my travel destinations while I was exploring Perth. Continue reading [AUSTRALIA TRAVELS] CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK –PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
It has been a while since I last post about travel post. I was exploring Yangon, Myanmar last July 2015 and decided to make a day trip to Bagan. So my travel partner and I purchased two-way bus ticket to Bagan on the 2nd day in Yangon. It was 1 day trip so we took a night bus to Bagan and night bus back to Yangon on the same day. Continue reading [TRAVEL] MY 10 BAGAN TRAVEL EXPERIENCE GUIDE | MYANMAR
I was introduced to City Maps and Walks app by GPSmyCity.com recently. And I get to test and review this travel app thanks to GPSmyCity.com. Travelling has been a hobby of mine all time and I wish I could have extra money to travel more new places. Travelling requires money and planning too. Most of the time I will go FREE & EASY to explore new places rather than engage a travel agent or tour guide to do it for me. I believe everyone has their own travel style when you travel. But trust me, exploring new places without a tour guide and travel agent can be fun and challenging too.Also, you can save the money for other areas! Continue reading [TRAVEL] GPSMYCITY CITY WALKS APP SHARING & GIVEAWAY
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
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