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.
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.
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.
If one thing stands out about Tony’s Villa it would be its location. Sandwiched in between Potato Head’s sexy beach club and and W‘s sleek retreat, on the opposite side of the road, Tony’s Villa is a mere 10 minute walk from Petitenget’s wide white sand beach and surrounded by some of the best eateries in North Seminyak.
Since my Gunung Kinabalu climb was off, and the week was wide open, Matt decided to whisk me off to the wonderful wilds of The Dusun for a night.
Offering a slice of kampung life, Pinang Sari Homestay is located in the idyllic rice bowl district of Selangor’s Sabak Bernam, just over 2 hours outside of Kuala Lumpur. As its doesn’t have a website and has yet to be listed on AirBnb, it’s appearance on Pokok Kelapa is something of an exclusive. Yay!
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the M Boutique hotel in Ipoh Perak, but is it as good as it looks? Well, I’m here to tell you, believe the hype.