I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. Through my blog, I want to share some interesting travel tips, my experience of driving across Asian destinations and some of the best places to explore in this region. I have taken hundreds of road trips, across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia and during my trips, I review the hotels, cafes & places of interest. I have, in the past followed in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps and visited most of the restaurants his team explored in their shows. Join in on my adventures and follow my trails on Instagram & Facebook Page.
Manila is a booming metropolis with over 1.78 million population. Manila is a great destination for solo travellers as well as people travelling with families. I have visited Manila for the first time in late 2019 and was fascinated with a lot of interesting places I visited during my one week of stay in Makati, Manila.
Most travellers to the Philippines use Manila as a stopover to visit the Island destinations like Coron, Boracay and El-Nido amongst others, however, Manila is a great place to stay, explore the rich culture and history of the Philippines and enjoy unique culinary flavours of the various region of Philippines.
Batu Ferringhi is a nice coastal area in Penang located approximately 10km from Gurney Drive. The area has some of the best 5-star resorts including Hard Rock Hotel & Shangrila's Golden Sands Resort. The drive is quite enjoyable and takes you on along the coast. The area is undergoing change and you will find plenty of nice development, apartment complexes and holiday homes. Batu Ferringhi is quite populated and you will find plenty of hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. This place is popular for night market over the weekend attracting large crowds from Georgetown.
Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of accommodation for all categories of tourist. Whether you are backpacking with a group of friends or travelling with family you can find accommodation that best suit your needs. Make sure you check for parking option, security lockers, access to internet and breakfast in the packages offered online. Also, proximity to shopping malls and public transport will make your life a lot easier.
Malaysia is the country of vast cultural diversity and a beautiful blend between traditional past and modern lifestyle. Visiting for the first time you will be taken by the sheer beauty of architecture, regional variation, a variety of food and a balance between various cultures. Inhibited by people coming through generation from all around the world, the country has grown into a melting pot of races including Malay, Bumiputera, Chinese and various other ethnicities. There are eleven states and two federal states ( Kuala Lumpur, Putra Jaya).
The main place to visit in Malaysia with a covered area of 243sq.km and is the heart of cultural, economic and financial activities in the city. Most federal government departments have moved to Putrajaya a twin city, however, the Royal Palace Asian Negara is still located in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia has too much to offer for an individual traveller as well as family. Depending on what activities appeal to you can chalk out your travel itineraries. There are several regions to explore. There is a vast array of options ranging from beautiful pristine beaches to mountain tops and rivers.
When planning to travel do your research for the weather as the temperature stays above 30c in most of the regions for most of the years. It can be very hot and humid for travellers not used to the humid weather.