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.

Penang Potehi Brings Back the Stories of Old Penang

Have you ever imagined what was Penang like a century ago? Well, now you can see it for yourself, and free of charge —...

James Springer: Writing George Town’s Canvas

James Springer in his Own Words After spending six years in Penang’s wine scene as a trained Sommelier, I began writing as a full-time career...

What Richard Lim of Rough Guides Really Thinks of Penang

I know you visited Penang for the first time when you were very young and came back just recently for a Rough Guide update....

Lily Aziz: Solopreneur, Blogger & Mom

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Mark Walker: Penang’s Scottish Story Teller

Mark in his own words I am a Scotsman, who loves Asia and East Africa. I am naturally inquisitive, always asking questions of myself and...

Blood Sweat and Tears: What I Learned about Friendship in Penang

I have been living in Penang since 2009, and I visited for the first time in 2008. In a decade on the island, I...

Adeline Chua: Travel Writer and Shutterbug

Adeline in her own words I moved to Penang for love. I started writing about it in 2016, promptly fell head over heels with the...

48 Hours in Penang the Smart Way

You only have 48 Hours in Penang? You must be in a rush. Some may rightly say that with 2 days in Penang (quite a...

Welcome to the Penang Insider – A Few Words on the...

Welcome to the Penang Insider, a blog on Penang, the northwestern Malaysian island that figures on all the cool kids’ Southeast Asian itineraries. My...

The Definitive Guide to Ordering Drinks in Penang (and Malaysia)

Let's face it: with all the different variants on offer, it's not easy for newbies to ordering drinks in Penang. Some people even consider...