Disclaimer: This trip took place back in 2017, and this late post is merely a vague recollection as of 2020. Why back? After already spending 4 months in Penang, my plan was to travel to Bali next (Indonesia). However, a couple projects that require more steady work came up, so I decided to go back
Getting here To get here from Singapore, I first had to take a bus to Mersing, back in Malaysia, and then a ferry to Tioman Island. The bus dropped me off to in small bus station in Mersing. Nearby the station there is a Bluewater Express office, where you can buy a round-trip ferry ticket
All events depicted further took place 3 months before the date of publication of this article. Due to lack of spare time and because of laziness, this late post is merely a vague recollection of a past trip. Langkawi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, so the landscape here is totally
So, after mispronouncing and misspelling the name of this island for 1 month, I finally landed in Langkawi. And it turns out that my first stop in Langkawi island is not … in Langkawi. The place I’ve booked on AirBnb is on another island, named Tuba. Which is great, ’cause I hate when things go
A walk through the rainforest jungle of Penang island.
George Town, Malaysia — is the capital city of Penang state, well known for its street food and street art. The old area of the city is a pretty cool place to visit, day or night. In fact this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It feels like another century. Some of the streets
Getting from Koh Phangan (Thailand) to Penang (Malaysia) was a pain in the ass: I had to take a slow ferry, a golden minivan and two flights. Oh yeah, a golden minivan which was a big WTF moment: after disembarking the ferry, people going to the airport were boarded into an Orthodox church on wheels, with random design