Malaysia Travel Guide & Travel Tips

Versatile Malaysia for every traveler - Malaysia Travel Guide

Selamat Datang! Meaning …Welcome in Malay.  A greeting to welcome you to a country of diverse landscapes, culture, nature and beaches. Malaysia in South East Asia, is one popular tourist destination owing to the varied choices it offers to its travelers. Every now and then, I keep getting queries to this destination and the most … Read more

10 things to do in Penang, Malaysia

View of Penang from the Waterfall temple

Over the last few posts, I have been gushing about the 2nd largest city in Malaysia – Penang. Penang had me charmed from my first glimpse of it on Malindo Air and by the time I flew out, I was in love with the place. From its cultural experiences to its heritage legacies and its lovely … Read more

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Despite the fact that a lot of tourists love traveling to Kuala Lumpur, there are very few who, apart from shopping, are actually aware of the many pleasant surprises the city has to offer. From gazing at the iconic super skyscrapers of the Petronas Twin Towers, to diving in the company of sharks, here is … Read more

Walking on glass at Rainbow Skywalk in Komtar Penang

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Even if you are holding a railing on the 68th floor and you have some solid ground to stand on, you are bound to have a few butterflies in your stomach. Especially, if you are standing on a glass that shows you a vertical drop of 800 feet plus to the actual ground. Add to … Read more

Walking on the Street of Harmony in Georgetown, Penang

At the Goddess of Mercy temple on Street of Harmony, George Town

One of the most interesting things that I found about the Pearl of the Orient – Penang was its confluence of cultures. I suppose this struck me as familiar for quite like India, there were people from different origins who have settled here over generations. From the Chinese to the Indians, some British and even … Read more

A tryst with the Rainforest at The Habitat Penang Hill

The Giant Squirrel at Penang Hill

Penang in Malaysia continued to surprise me with its unique options of things to do here. First being the street art of Penang and then a visit to the Chew Jetty, discovering the heritage sites of George Town and then, the refreshing beach at Batu Ferringhi. One would think that I was done with all … Read more

When Streets have Life – Penang Street Art

The Iconic Penang Street art by Ernest Zacharevic

Typically when you arrive at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you expect the tales of yesteryears preserved within the century-old walls. There is a certain thrill in walking along these to unravel those lost stories and that is possibly why I love these sites. However, this time, it was different. Not only did the streets … Read more

Pinang Peranakan Mansion: The Chinese Way of Life in Penang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Penang for me, was a delightful destination  – not just for its variety of things to do but for its seamless blend of three unique cultures – Chinese, Indian and British. In my last post on the Street Art in Penang, I shared how I found this was manifested in their street art but what … Read more

Travel Flashback 2017 – My best travel moments

Travel Flashback 2017 - Kannur with my besties and family

It is that time of the year when most of us introspect and relook at what the year has been like. Pretty much like most of you, I traveled back in time to realize that this year has literally been as they say “from Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. I also, noted that I nursed my itchy … Read more