Located on the other side of Padang Pahlawan just behind Melakaraya, Rosa Malacca’s modern boutique hotel is everything Bandar Hilir’s UNESCO Heritage city isn’t. And that’s what you’re gonna love about it.
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A stylish design hotel with a view of Tokyo Skytree, it’s not hard to find a reason to want to stay at One @ Tokyo. I found five.
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Rows of gerberas at Westwood Highland
Poly tunnels and Taman Desa Corina in the distance
The reception area
One of the many communal spaces downstairs
Plenty of cereals to choose from
The gas cooker in the outdoor kitchen
Westwood Highland not only see a lot of natural and repurposed materials, it also makes room for nature
The “tree house”
Just outside the cafe, a lovely spot to enjoy your freshly brewed coffee
Area underneath the tree house
Set 20 kilometres outside of Tanah Rata in Kampung Raja, the spotlessly clean and simple rustic minimalism of Westwood Highland guesthouse is an adequate base for hiking Cameron Highland’s tougher hills, but an even better place to wind down and do nothing.
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Around the same time every year I get this desperate need to escape. 2017 was no different, and since my nephew and niece didn’t get their perfect Christmas holiday to Legoland Johor, I arranged a last minute getaway to The Sticks.
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A stylish budget boutique stay in the centre of George Town, in Sinkeh proprietor Chee Sek Thim’s has created a calm oasis out of a heritage building that also happens to support Penang’s growing art scene.
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Baba Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese I know. Their rich legacy is well documented – in their homes, their clothes, and their food. Jawi Peranakan I didn’t, which is why on a recent trip to Penang I decided to stay at the Jawi Peranakan Mansion.
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Two large paper lanterns hang outside the entrance to Campbell House. They were made by Penang’s last paper lantern maker who sadly has since passed on.
The Chef’s specials at Venetian-Italian eatery Il Bacaro.
The pulley system used to haul luggage up to the next floors.
The intimate Loft bedroom, tucked on the upper level of this duplex suite.
The roof accounts for the sloping ceiling of the Loft’s gorgeously appointed bathroom.
Looking town from the bedroom of the Loft suite to the living space below.
The boudoir-style bathroom of the Opium room.
If only opium dens were as luxe – inside the exotic Opium room.
The Rose room.
Bright cheery tiles make a positive splash inside the bathroom of the Rose room.
11-room boutique hotel Campbell House is number one on Tripadvisor’s list of 150 B & Bs in Georgetown Penang. I had a sneak peak when I visited the city back in May.
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