Tuesday, April 23, 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.

This is the Amazing Penang Hill Secret Hike Locals don’t want...

When you are sick and tired of spending time in George Town and looking at Penang street art, hang out on Penang's best beaches, or...

7 Alternative Places To Give Penang Shopping Malls A Big Kick...

Time for shopping in Penang: what to do? What to buy? For sure, you CAN spend a lot of time in some of the best...

The Ultimate Guide to Doing a Thailand Visa Run from Penang

Penang is a perfect spot for a Thailand visa run: it's very close to Southern Thailand and has one of the most efficient Royal...

Stress-Free Train Travel Guide from Penang to KL, Thailand and Taiping

Penang Train travel? We love it: besides Grab, with the introduction of the ETS train system in Malaysia (known to many as the fast...

Why do Penangites move to Singapore? An interview with Arty Guava

We already know that not all Penangites think the island has what they need to succeed. Some go far, to Australia, and others are...

Penang Youths meet the Sellers of Chowrasta

It's a good thing that Penang youngsters get involved with the island's rich heritage, culture and art. This time, Arts-ED and GTWHI are pleased to invite...

The Complete Guide to visiting the Lenggong Valley

You don't always need to leave Penang by plane to find great getaways, but did you know that in less than two-hour drive from...

Ultimate Penang Airport Guide: Everything you Need to Know

Do you need to fly from Penang airport or are arriving in Penang by air? You have come to the right place, as this...

8 Good Roundups to Free Things to do in Penang

Everybody loves some freebies, isn’t it? Especially when travelling to a new city, knowing where to go, avoid basic mistakes and see good stuff...

Ombak Potehi Performs in Tokyo

After a successful season of performances at the Heritage Celebrations, George Town Festival and Butterworth Fringe Festival in Penang, Ombak Potehi is set to...