Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

13 Best Things to Do in KOMTAR at The Top Penang...

If you look anywhere to the sky in George Town, you can’t miss Komtar, Penang’s tallest building. Built between 1974 and 1989, it soars in...

How to Get a Chinese Visa in Penang Malaysia: A Step...

Few people seem to know that since 2016 it’s possible to apply for and get a Chinese visa in Penang, Malaysia without the need...

Top 20 Amazing Boutique Hotels in George Town Penang From $35/Night

One of the recipes for success to any stay in UNESCO Heritage Site George Town, Penang is choosing the right accommodation among its huge...

The Complete Guide to Visiting Kek Lok Si Temple in Air...

Kek Lok Si temple is one of Penang’s most striking religious sites, and one of the biggest Buddhist complexes in Southeast Asia. It’s a...

20 Stunning Penang Beaches and Islands you cannot miss

Most people come to Penang for George Town — here’s the best you can do in 48 hours—, gorge on the amazing food, whizz...

Flight of the Colugo: an exciting zipline course on top of...

A trip to Penang Hill, the green mountain soaring in the middle of Penang Island, is a great diversion from Penang food, the street...

32 Awesome Things to Do in Penang with Kids

Traveling to Penang with kids is great, because the island has, besides some interesting beaches,  so many things to do for families with their...

The Complete Guide for Backpackers in Penang: where to stay, eat...

Like it or not, in recent years backpackers flooded Penang as they travel between Thailand and Kuala Lumpur/Singapore. Penang, in fact, offers a free and 90-days...

Penang Nightlife: 31 Best Places to Go in George Town at...

“Penang's nightlife is slow and there’s nothing much to do”, I often hear Penang first-time visitors say. Really? Well, we’ve lived here long enough to...

The Best Steamboat in Penang? Give Hong Kong-style Chicken Pot a...

Steamboat in Penang is yet another variant of its mouthwatering choice of food that includes, among others, delicious Penang curry mee. Steamboat, or hotpot, is...
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