City Vacation

Trishaw Ride in Penang Penang, also known as Malaysia’s very own Pearl Of The Orient, is well-known for its smorgasbord of food. An island just off the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this city-state will never fail to take your breath away with its variety of local dishes. From traditional Malay and Chinese delicacies to fusion cuisine, Penang promises something to whet every appetite.

If you need to work off all that food, then walking around the many malls within the city will be a welcoming thought. Whether it is buying trinkets or branded items, you will find that shopping lives up to its infamous “retail therapy” reputation. Staying at the Birch Plaza Apartments is perfect with its close proximity to food and shopping spots and easy access to public amenities and transport. And while you’re in town, get a ride on their multi-coloured trishaws for a leisurely tour of the Georgetown.

Kuching Waterfront Just a plane hop away is Borneo and home to one of the best rainforests in the world. On the south-eastern side of the island lies Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, known internationally as The Land Of The Hornbills. World-renowned natural treasures are in their element here – from Orang Utan rehabilitation centres, hot springs, forest reserves and various never-before-seen flora and fauna, to breath-taking caves dating back centuries. For any nature-lover who craves the ultimate vacation away from it all, Kuching is perfect.

This beautiful city also serves the more urbane. Shopping is easy in the city, with major malls all within walking distance of each other. Taxis are easily accessible from the Grand Margherita Hotel to ferry you off to further places of interest, either for more shopping or sight-seeing. As far as the latter is concerned, enjoying beautiful sunsets is just a look out the window. Souvenirs and trinkets are just a leisurely stroll away along the Waterfront, with many tempting chances for a cool drink in the middle of the day or evening along the way.

Places of interest and things to do during your stay:

  • Traverse up Penang Hill
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Bird Park
  • Shopping at Komtar, Prangin Mall, Gama and 1st Avenue (Penang) and Riverside Shopping Complex, Sarawak Plaza Shopping Complex, Tun Jugah Shopping Centre and The Spring (Kuching)
  • Kuching Waterfront tambang ride and Sarawak River Cruise
  • Tua Pek Kong Temple
  • Souvenir shopping at Main Bazaar and Charles Brooke Monument
  • Check out Seafood at Benson Seafood and TopSpot
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