Monday, March 4, 2024

Marco Ferrarese

Marco Ferrarese has lived in Penang since 2009 and is an expert on Malaysia and Borneo. He authored chapters on Malaysia and Brunei for the Rough Guides and published several books. He has written on travel, culture and extreme music in Asia for a variety of international publications and shares his Penang intelligence on the Penang Insider.

Posts by Marco Ferrarese

9 Striking Things to See in Singapore’s Civic District

Of all of Asia's cities, Singapore is possibly the one that changed faster. Futuristic high rises sit next to old shophouses that...

The 8 Best Must-Try Food And Cafes in Joo Chiat, Singapore’s...

When visiting Singapore, most travellers barely think of anywhere else but the Civic District, Chinatown, Little India, and Sentosa Island. These are...

MYAirline Review: Is It the Right Choice for Your Next Trip?

Do you remember before 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic, when finding cheap flights, sometimes real bargains, was extremely common? Living in Malaysia,...

Singapore-Malaysia border crossing: the Cheapest, Fastest Way to go to Malaysia...

Going from Singapore to Malaysia and you are not sure how to do it? No worries, you have landed on the right...

Maple Palace: Experience Chinese cuisine like an Emperor in Penang

I will never forget the day an acquaintance told me she “doesn’t like Chinese food.” Well, as someone who lived in China...

Paya Gunung Via Ferrata: Challenge Yourself on the Most Hair-rising Climb...

moving along Paya Gunung rock face, Pahang

Sungai Relau Treetop Walk: A new attraction revives Malaysia’s oldest national...

There’s something about rainforests that just fascinates me. It’s not just the eternal sounds of insects and birds, the large and tall...

Chulia Court: Best Night Club in George Town, Penang, in 2024?

Tucked in the very center of George Town’s tourist-haven Chulia Street, a large, stylishly refurbished shophouse occupies one of the strip’s most...

Penang Peranakan Mansion: the Baba Nyonya Museum of Penang

Since being given a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription in 2008, George Town on Penang island has developed and transformed quickly. And...

Ultimate 2023 Guide to MM2H Malaysia My Second Home Visa: Still...

The tropical beaches of Penang, its famous hawker food, multicultural character, Penang street art scene, and laid-back lifestyle are an attractive destination...