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Food Hunt along MRT Line

Many people might find it a bit tiresome of driving and waiting for a carpark in order to get a good place to fill up empty tummy.

With the Sungai Buloh – Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in operation, both locals and tourists alike can have opportunity to spend less time for going on a food adventure.

Here’s a list of food gems that you can find along the MRT line; think Nasi Kandar, Dim Sum, Satay and more.

Along the 51km journey with a total of 31 stations, selected special dishes will be covered for this food hunting trip! Just take it as exercise if you need to walk to reach your desired locations.

Apart from food hunting, some of the routes covered include tourist spots, historical and cultural hubs, shopping paradise. It is time for you to plan ahead and spend your free time with like-minded friends or family members.

Surian Station

Hameediyah

After serving nasi kandar in Penang for more than a century, the legendary Hameediyah has now set its foot in Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, which is just a short walk away from the Surian MRT Station.

Operating since 1907, this famous nasi kandar is run by its 6th and 7th generation now, with all the recipes coming from their ancestors, bringing the herbs and spices over from Penang.

Highly recommended dishes include chicken kapitan, chicken curry, mutton curries, beef rendang, fish and sotong curry, all guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Top them with some vegetables and eggs as well.

Unit A-GF-01, Sunway Nexis
Jalan PJU 5/8, Kota Damansara
Tel: 03-6151 7766
Business hours: Mon (10am – 10pm), Tue – Sun (11am – 10pm)

Tips: Surian MRT Station is located in Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara. Dataran Sunway is developing township located in Kota Damansara, Selangor. Notable landmarks located within the area are Sunway Giza Shopping Mall.

Phileo Damansara Station

Skippy Pizza (Non-halal)

Chicken or beef pizza is easily found anywhere. However, “Skippy Pizza” offers pork dishes where it serves a wide variety of pork pizzas and more.

“Skipping Kangaroo” is the theme for the restaurant, with Australian influence on its pizza recipes.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified

Phileo Damansara I, 107 Block D, Jalan 16/11, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Contact: 0192509347
http://www.skippyspizza.com/

Tips: Phileo Damansara MRT Station, located at Section 16 near to Eastin Hotel Phileo Damansara, a modern township nestled within PJ and Kuala Lumpur.

Muzium Negara Station

Commuters can get access to NU Sentral shopping centre via the linkway connecting to the MRT station and dine at one of the most famous halal Chinese restaurants called Dolly Dim Sum.

Dolly Dim Sum is a modern interpretation of a classic Chinese tea house, specialising in modern authentic dim sum. Top picks include Siew Mai Dumpling, Roasted BBQ Bun, Glutinous Rice Parcel “Loh Mai Gai”, Spicy Szechuan Dumpling, Egg Custard Bun, BBQ Chicken Cheong Fun, Chewy Meat Croquette, to name a few.

You will be surprised by the unique dining experience encompassing quality of ingredients, heartfelt service and an impeccable dining ambiance.

Address: LG.43, NU Sentral, No. 201 Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Contact: 012-301 8161
http://dollydimsum.com/

Tips: Muzium Negara MRT Station, underground station located near to National Museum and connected to KL Sentral Main Terminal by a covered pedestrian walkway. KL Sentral is a main public transport hub for Kuala Lumpur. NU Sentral is linked with KL Sentral Main Terminal.

Pasar Seni Station

Cafe Old Market Square

Formerly known as Sin Seng Nam Kopitiam, it takes about a 10-minute walk from Pasar Seni Station to dine in this newly restored cafe, which has transformed to what it is today since it was taken over by its new owner in 2014.

Located at an incredibly well-preserved heritage building, Cafe Old Market Square will definitely bring old memories back to life as it did 80 years ago. Artwork and old photos of Kuala Lumpur adorn the walls of the cafe with the top floor of the building being turned into a gallery space that showcases old Kuala Lumpur.

Among the signature dishes are Hainanese coffee, half-boiled eggs, toasted bread with kaya and margarine. You still can see the dishes are served in old fashioned kopitiam cups and saucers.

Address: 2, Medan Pasar, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 7am – 6pm (Monday to Saturday), Closed on Sunday
Contact: +60 16-964 9509
https://www.cafeoldmarketsquare.com/

Merchant’s Lane

When it comes to Instagrammable cafes in KL, no doubt Merchant’s Lane is on top of our list. What’s the best way to explain East Meets West? Merchant’s Lane. Tucked in off Chinatown, Merchant’s Lane has a strong Asian vibe with rattan chairs and rustic walls. Every corner screams picture-perfect. The entrance is a bit discreet so have fun hunting down Merchant’s Lane.

Address: No, 150 Jalan Petaling. Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm, Closed on Wednesday
Contact: +603-2022 1736
https://www.facebook.com/merchantslane

Tips: Pasar Seni MRT Station situated in Pasar Seni (Central Market), a few minutes away from Petaling Street (Chinatown). Central Market is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.

Merdeka Station

VCR Cafe

It takes about a 11-minute walk from Merdeka station to VCR cafe, which is located just next to Swiss Garden Residence along Jalan Galloway. VCR cafe is easily recognised for its all-black exterior, where old architecture meets the modern twist.

It is well-frequented by coffee drinkers and brunch lovers for its perfectly brewed coffee. VCR is an ideal place for breakfast, lunch, brunch or even dinner! Guests can also complement their choice of caffeine with delicious homemade cakes and pastries.

Some of the other must-try food include French toash, consisting of berries compote, mocha sauce, chocolate biscuit crumble, pumpkin seed, and a scoop of espresso ice cream while the fluffy potato waffle is a savoury delight of mushrooms, chervil, and perfectly poached eggs. Other favourate menu include soft shell crab burger and Scandinavian breakfast.

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 11pm (Monday – Sunday)
Contact: +603-2110 2330
https://vcr.my/

Tips: Merdeka MRT Station situated in proposed Merdeka PNB 118, the tallest building in Malaysia, to build next to Stadium Merdeka in Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintang Station

Feeka Coffee Roasters

It is housed in an old heritage shop lot in Changkat Bukit Bintang while bearing some contemporary elements. Feeka is inspired by the Swedish social philosophy, “fika”, which means to take a break.

Apart from serving specialty coffee, Feeka is a charming little café that offers a wide range of food choices such as Sweedish Meatballs, Spicy Ragu Pasta, Roasted Vege Burger, Chinken Banh Mi and etc. It is the perfect spot for you to spend your time with your loved ones or close friends.

Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Monday – Sunday)
Contact: +603-2110 4599
www.facebook.com/feekacoffeeroasters

Restaurant Wong Ah Wah, Jalan Alor

One of the most famous spots for food is Jalan Alor, just a 15-minute walk from the station.

Jalan Alor is famous for its wide variety of street food and many foreigners or travelers will flock into this area for food hunting, especially dining night time.

The street is packed with different types of stir fried dishes ranging from seafood, Thai food, Vietnamese food and Chinese variety. One of the highly recommended restaurants is Restaurant Wong Ah Wah. Some of the popular dishes include fried oyster egg, chicken wings and roast pork dark noodles.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified/Muslim-owned but halal ingredients are used.

Address: 16, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 5.30pm to 12am
Contact: +603-2144 2463

Tips: The station is named after Bukit Bintang district, a shopping hub in Kuala Lumpur. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. Some of the famous shopping malls include Pavillion shopping mall, Berjaya Times Squares, Fahrenheit 88 and Lot 10 shopping mall.

Cochrane Station

Peel Road Nasi Lemak

Have you ever tried mixed-rice style nasi lemak? With choices like sotong, lucheon meat, chicken rendang and a number of stir fried vegetables, it allows you to scoop your own dishes and be as creative as you wish.

This stall is located right at Peel Road and it is within walking distance from Cochrane station. With the development of the MyTown Shopping Mall and IKEA, this area has gone through massive transformation in recent years. The stall is open for dinner daily and you can see huge crowd from 6pm onwards.

*Disclaimer: This eatery not halal-certified

Address: 96, Jalan Peel, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 4pm – 8pm daily

Tips: The IKEA furniture store and MyTown Shopping Mall are in its vicinity. Sunway Velocity is connected with this station as well.

Taman Connaught Station

Night Market Taman Connaught

With the construction of new Taman Connaught MRT, you can now get to your favourite Taman Connaught night market easily. The night market is around 2km long, and opens every Wednesday. with over 700 stalls selling everything from street food and flowers to cuddly toys, books and clothes. Some of the famous snacks here are fried chicken, smelly tofu, pancakes, dim sum, sausage, to name a few. Just remember to bring some tissue!

Tips: Taman Connaught MRT Station located right in front of Cheras Sentral, a retail outlet that offers a huge variety of products and services.

Stadium Kajang Station

Medan Satay Kajang

Kajang is known as the ‘Satay Town’ since the 1960s and is famous among tourists and locals alike. Medan Satay Kajang is located within close distance to the Stadium Kajang MRT.

Sate Kajang Haji Samurai said to be one of the best. You can spend your time eating a variety of satay as supper while chatting with friends. Some of the favourite satay meat including rabbit, tripe, fish apart from classic choices like beef and chicken. Don’t forget to combine it with heavenly thick peanut sauce (kuah kacang) and nasi impit! This is one satay-eating experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

Address: Medan Sate Kajang, Gerai No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 7 Jalan Kelab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 12:30am (Monday to Thursday), 4pm – 1am (Friday), 10.30am – 1am (Saturday Sunday)
Contact: +6013-330 3269
https://satekajang.com.my/

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BEING IN THE ZEN

Ahhh…who doesn’t love a good massage? In fact, just entering a spa centre and inhaling its pleasant aromas already melt away half of your aches and pains. Imagine what a good hour of pummeling and kneading would do to the rest of it!

 

Due to our multi-cultural population, Malaysians are the lucky recipients of some awesome traditional treatments that combine massage techniques, tools and local ingredients that are prepared into massage oils and potions.

 

After a tired day of touring your favourite spots in Malaysia, surely a massage would be a welcome relief? If you have a chance, book a session at these award-winning spa centres, who were duly recognized at the 20th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2016/2017. You won’t be disappointed!

 

SPA VILLAGE BY TANJONG JARA

WINNER OF BEST SPA (HOTEL/RESORT CATEGORY), MALAYSIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016/2017

 

Location: The Tanjong Jara Spa Village is located by the sea in Terengganu’s beautiful coastal village of Dungun. It sits within the sprawling grounds of Tanjong Jara luxury resort, a relaxing hideaway reminiscent of a Malay kampong.

Ambience: The spa pavilion faces the South China Sea and offers the chance for quiet reflection and contemplation. It is nice to have the wide open sea right in front of you as well, and one can easily be lulled into a restful state just by watching the waves come to shore. This beautiful complex of structures, gardens and pools, houses a therapy centre featuring programs for relaxation, reinvigoration and stress relief based on traditional healing methods.

 

Treatment philosophy: Spa Village’s treatment philosophy is rooted in the ancient Malay way of life that emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being, a philosophy they call “Sucimurni.” Local ingredients are sourced and concocted into potent oils, creams and scrubs.

 

These unique restorative Malay treatments have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring their authenticity, and therapeutic value. With a history of more than a thousand years, the practices are believed to have their origins in the convergence of Malay, Arab, Indian and Chinese influences during the days of the Malacca Sultanate.

Signature touch: Try out the Malay Signature Experience that extensively uses parts of the Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) in a “three-course” experience consisting of the asam relaxing massage and the Roselle cream scrub, ending with a perfect cup of Roselle tea. The Roselle flower has vitamin C, fruit acids, calcium, iron, potassium and has long been used in traditional medicines. Together with other local herbs and spices such as galangal, ginger, nutmeg and coconut, the treatment delivers a soothing and aromatic experience.

 

Tip: Being in the east coast by the sea will get you closer to the traditional Malay way of life and it’s an opportunity to see how the farming and fishing communities here survive in such a beautiful and relaxing environment. Dungun is a fantastic small town that delivers on great food, beautiful seaside scenery and the authentic Malay lifestyle.

 

BANYAN SPA, IPOH

WINNER OF BEST SPA (INDIVIDUAL PREMISE CATEGORY), MALAYSIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016/2017

 

Location: Banyan Spa is strategically located right in the middle of Ipoh town in the state of Perak. While the vibe within this wellness centre is so “zen,” the central location means that we get the best of Ipoh, too, recently hailed as a hip and happening destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambience: What used to be a century-old colonial house has been transformed into a warm and cozy wellness centre that’s very inviting. Considered one of the best wellness centers in Ipoh, it brings about a “kampong feeling” despite being located within a busy city. The tropical-styled zen garden is home to individual attap sheds where private treatments are carried out.

 

Due to its location within a thriving city centre, Banyan Spa intends to provide a sanctuary for its guests to escape the hustle and bustle. The spacious compound, soothing sounds of water and aromatic air immediately lend a sense of peace.

 

Treatment philosophy: It provides a full range of treatments such as massages, facials and manicures and pedicures for the busy person working in the city. As a one-stop centre, it offers detox, lymphatic drainage, body peeling, Chinese traditional massage, reflexology, aromatherapy massage and others. In other words, you can get all your wellness needs addressed here.

 

Signature touch: The Banyan Exclusive Spa Treatment begins with a luxurious rose bath, which then proceeds on to a bamboo-and-lotus body scrub. The client is then wrapped up in clay, algae and marine minerals, before finally receiving a gentle aromatic massage to bring balance and harmony.

 

Another unique treatment here is the Chroma Therapy which uses the seven colours of the spectrum to enhance the body’s seven chakras and stimulate the healing process.

 

Tip: When in Ipoh, one must certainly indulge in its street food offerings. After all, in a New York Times article “Why Ipoh, Malaysia, should be on your travel radar,” its vast choices of local fare was highlighted as a star attraction. Ipoh is also a great starting point to learn about Malaysia’s colonial history and a walking tour of its heritage area is highly recommended as many of the old buildings and landmarks still stand.

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21 Hotel Murah Di Georgetown Yang Menarik & Selesa Untuk Percutian Bajet Sempurna

 

Bila bercakap tentang street food dan street art, negeri mana di Malaysia yang akan terlintas di fikiran anda? Kalau tak Ipoh, Pulau Pinanglah tempatnya bukan? Semua tarikan ini cukup meriah di ibu negeri Pulau Pinang, Georgetown, sebuah bandar yang sangat popular dalam kalangan pelancong dalam dan luar negara.

Di mana sahaja anda pandang, mesti ada sahaja tarikan yang menarik dan cun untuk bergambar, sebuah bandar yang ternyata cukup kreatif dan penuh warna-warni. Teringin ke Georgetown untuk merasai semua ini tapi tak nak keluar bajet yang banyak untuk penginapan? Dalam artikel ini kami senaraikan lebih daripada 20 buah hotel murah di Georgetown yang unik dan menarik, jangan buang masa lagi, teruskan membaca.

21. Time Capsule Hotel

Time Capsule Hotel Georgetown

Anda suka sains fiksyen? Time Capsule Hotel ini memang sesuai sangatlah untuk anda! Ruang tidur yang kelihatan futuristik di hotel ini cukup selesa, pencahayaannya melenakan mata, katil dan bantalnya sangat empuk, semuanya sempurna untuk merehatkan badan yang penat setelah seharian berjalan.

Time Capsule Hotel Georgetown - Room Image

Setiap ruangan tidur ataupun ‘pod’nya agak luas dan lengkap dengan penyejuk udaranya sendiri. Bagi wanita, ruang tidur sebegini mungkin kurang selesa kalau bercampur dengan lelaki kan? Jangan risau, pihak hotel mengkhaskan tingkat 1 hotel ini hanya untuk ruang tidur wanita.

Harga: Dari RM132+ Semalaman

Alamat: 420,Chulia Street,10200,Georgetown Malaysia, 10200 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


20. The Campbell Times

The Campbell Times Hotel Georgetown Penang

The Campbell Times adalah sebuah penginapan yang berkonsep unik dan simple. Dengan harga yang murah, anda dapat menikmati pelbagai kemudahan seperti penyejuk udara yang menyegarkan, kemudahan seterika dan TV berskrin rata.

The Campbell Times Hotel Georgetown Penang - Room Image

Bukan itu sahaja, lokasinya juga sangat strategik, berdekatan dengan gerai-gerai makanan seperti Roti Canai Transfer Road, Nasi Kandar Line Clear, kedai Jeruk Pak Ali dan banyak lagi. Nak lagi syok, sewa sahaja basikal yang disediakan hotel barulah senang nak lawati banyak tempat menarik sekitar Georgetown ni!

Harga: Dari RM108+ Semalaman

Alamat: No.112,Campbell Street, 10100 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


19. Wassup Youth Hostel

Wassup Youth Hotel Georgetown

Penginapan di Wassup Youth Hotel ini terdiri daripada dua jenis iaitu penginapan jenis dorm dan juga bilik. Untuk penginapan dorm, kemudahan yang disediakan adalah loker yang besar untuk menyimpan barangan, lampu bacaan dan plug. Untuk penginapan bilik pula lengkap dengan TV, peti keselamatan untuk menyimpan barangan berharga, cerek elektrik dan banyak lagi.

Wassup Youth Hotel Georgetown - Room Image

Hostel ini turut menyediakan kemudahan dapur kongsi, ruangan lepak untuk menonton TV, dan tempat bersantai dengan kemudahan komputer dan meja biliard. Kalau cuaca buruk di luar, tak ada sebablah untuk anda merasa bosan di hostel sini. Jangan terkejut, dengan harga serendah ini, anda juga boleh bermandi-manda di kolam renang yang disediakan. Bawah RM200 untuk semua ni? Berbaloi-baloi baq hang.

Harga: Dari RM86+ Semalaman

Alamat: 495E, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, 10000 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


18. Chulia Mansion

Hotel Chulia Mansion Georgetown

Bagi anda yang datang ke Penang dengan kenderaan sendiri, Chulia Mansion adalah salah satu hotel yang sesuai untuk anda kerana lengkap dengan kawasan parking percuma.  Yang menariknya lagi tentang hotel ini adalah anda dapat menikmati minuman ringan percuma setiap hari pada pukul 5.30pm – 7.30pm, ais krim percuma dari pukul 2.00pm – 12.00am, di samping minuman percuma seperti teh, kopi serta biskut selama 24/7!

Hotel Chulia Mansion Georgetown Penang - Room Image

Di bahagian bumbung hotel ini juga terdapat jakuzi dengan 8 ruang duduk. Macam mana? Hebat juga untuk hotel dengan harga yang semurah ini kan? Di samping itu, lokasi hotel ini juga agak strategik, berdekatan dengan tarikan pelancongan Little India dan banyak lagi.

Harga: Dari RM170+ Semalaman

Alamat: 413 Lebuh Chulia, 10200 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


17. Kimberley Hotel Georgetown

Kimberly Hotel Georgetown

Kimberley Hotel Georgetown terletak di lokasi yang sangat strategik yang mana di sebelah kanannya terdapat 2 buah pusat membeli-belah serta stesen bas Komtar, manakala sebelah kiri hotel pula terdapat banyak gerai-gerai makanan. Sesuai sangatlah untuk anda yang tak suka duduk diam. Kalau anda dah penat berjalan ke sana sini di kawasan sekitar, jangan lepaskan peluang untuk bersantai di Sky Bar hotel ini, pemandangan dari sini cukup menarik.

Kimberly Hotel George Town - Room Image

Selain itu, yang membezakan hotel ini dengan hotel murah yang lain adalah tahap sekuritinya yang memuaskan kerana untuk naik ke tingkat atas menggunakan lif, anda perlu menggunakan kad hotel. Nak lagi selamat? Anda boleh letak barang-barang berharga anda di dalam peti keselamatan yang disediakan di dalam bilik, barulah boleh anda menjelajah sekitar Georgetown dengan senang hati!

Harga: Dari RM188+ Semalaman

Alamat: No.36, G-02, Jalan Sungai Ujong No.36, G-02, 10100 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


16. Apollo Inn

Apollo Inn Georgetown

Untuk sebuah penginapan dengan lokasi yang sempurna, tempat tidur yang selesa, bersih dan sunyi dari sebarang bunyi, anda boleh jadikan Apollo Inn sebagai pilihan penginapan. Fasiliti lain yang memudahkan anda yang menginap selepas seharian berjalan di sekitar Georgetown adalah ‘water dispenser’nya, tak payah bersusah-payah nak beli air mineral di kedai bila dah haus kepenatan berjalan.

Apollo Inn Georgetown - Room Image

Di samping itu, Apollo Inn turut menyediakan ruang santai di atas bumbung yang menyajikan panorama indah di sekitar bandar. Tak cukup lagi? Setiap waktu tengahari, hotel ini menyediakan minuman kopi dan teh serta biskut sebagai kudapan secara percuma. Sudahlah penginapannya murah, makanan percuma lagi, memang heaven!

Harga: Dari RM102+ Semalaman

Alamat: 7 ,Jalan Sungai Ujong, 10100 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


15. Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

Ryokan-Muntri Boutique Hotel Georgetown

Majoriti penginapan yang disediakan di Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel adalah berkonsepkan bilik dorm dengan katil dua tingkat dalam 13 buah bilik yang berbeza, untuk penginapan di bilik dorm tandasnya bukan di dalam bilik ya.  Kalau anda inginkan lebih privasi dengan tandas sendiri, terdapat 3 buah bilik yang lengkap dengan TV bersaluran kabel dan katil bersaiz king.

Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hotel Georgetown - Room Image

Yang menjadikan hotel ini terkenal dalam kalangan pelancong selain daripada harganya yang sangat berpatutan adalah lokasinya yang berdekatan dengan gerai-gerai makanan jalanan, Chinatown, pasar malam, Penang Street Art dan Little India. Dari sini juga, mudah untuk anda mendapatkan bas 101 yang menuju ke Taman Negara dan Batu Ferringhi.

Harga: Dari RM68+ Semalaman

Alamat: 62 Muntri St, George Town, 10200 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


14. Hotel Mingood

Hotel Mingood Georgetown

Sekiranya anda memilih Hotel Mingood sebagai lokasi penginapan sepanjang percutian di Pulau Pinang anda akan dapat menikmati keindahan pemandangan dari taman atas bumbung hotel ataupun balkoni bilik, ruang santai yang sempurna untuk menghirup udara malam yang menyegarkan.

Hotel Mindgood Georgetown - Room Image

Anda juga boleh menikmati sarapan pagi seperti jus buah, kopi, bijirin dan roti bakar sambil melihat pemandangan sekitar dari ruang makan atas bumbung hotel. Yang menariknya lagi, hotel in turut menyediakan ruang bacaan dan permainan biliard untuk anda mengisi masa lapang sewaktu menginap di hotel.  Agak menarik untuk sebuah penginapan yang cukup murah.

Harga: Dari RM126+ Semalaman

Alamat: 164 Argyll Road, 10050 Georgetown

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


13. Armenian Street Heritage Hotel

Armenian Street Heritage Hotel Georgetown

Lihat sahaja reka bentuk luaran Armenian Street Heritage Hotel, nampak agak klasik, namun lain pula ceritanya dengan suasana bilik-bilik penginapan di hotel ini yang memiliki dekorasi yang simple dan moden. Lantai kayu yang digunakan hotel ini menimbulkan aura tenang dan selesa.

Armenian Street Heritage Hotel Georgetown Room Image

Dengan harga yang cukup murah, anda dapat menginap di hotel yang sangat strategik berdekatan dengan pelbagai tarikan terkenal termasuklah muzium, street art, Kimberly Street, Chulia Street dan macam-macam lagi yang wajib anda lawati semasa di Georgetown.

Harga: Dari RM171+ Semalaman

Alamat: 139, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10200 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


12. Hotel Malaysia

Hotel Malaysia Georgetown

Terletak di Penang Road yang meriah dengan gerai-gerai makanan barat, tempatan dan Jepun, Hotel Malaysia adalah sebuah penginapan yang tepat untuk pencinta street food. Selain daripada banyak tempat makan yang best, tidak jauh daripada hotel ini iaitu kurang daripada 1 km dari sini anda boleh melawat Muzium Penang Peranakan, Komtar dan Prangin Mall. Lokasi Hotel Malaysia memang mantaplah!

Hotel Malaysia Georgetown - Room Image

Bercakap tentang bilik tidur di hotel ini pula, setiap bilik lengkap dengan penyejuk udara, bar mini, TV bersaluran satelit, bilik mandi yang lengkap dengan tab mandi ataupun mandian hujan dan banyak lagi. Lokasi hebat, bilik yang cukup lengkap, harga pun sangat murah, apa lagi yang anda fikirkan?

Harga: Dari RM149+ Semalaman

Alamat: 7, Penang Road, 10000 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


11. Cititel Express Penang

Cititel Express Georgetown Penang

Dekorasi dalaman bilik di Cititel Express Penang ini adalah berkonsepkan moden dan minimal dengan tona warna natural coklat, putih dan hitam. Rekaan dalaman bilik ini menimbulkan suasana yang cukup selesa dan menenangkan untuk anda sekeluarga mendapatkan tidur yang lena dan rehat yang sempurna. Sekiranya anda inginkan pemandangan yang cantik, anda boleh mendapatkan bilik di tingkat yang lebih tinggi.

Cititel Express Penang - Room Image

Kalau dah datang bercuti, mesti anda inginkan penginapan dengan lokasi yang best bukan? Cititel Express Penang juga seperti kebanyakan hotel yang lain di Georgetown, anda tidak perlu mengambil teksi untuk ke kawasan tarikan seperti Penang Street Art, Prangin Mall, Komtar, 1st Avenue dan banyak lagi.

Harga: Dari RM148+ Semalaman

Alamat: No. 123, Nordin Street, 10300 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


10. Hotel Royal Penang

Hotel Royal Georgetown Penang

Bagi anda yang datang tanpa membawa kenderaan sendiri, Hotel Royal Penang terletak berdekatan dengan stesen bas termasuklah bas CAT ataupun bas percuma untuk anda melawat banyak lokasi menarik di sekitar Pulau Pinang.

Hotel Royal Georgetown Penang - Room Image

Selain lokasi yang mudah untuk anda mendapatkan kenderaan awam, hotel ini turut lengkap dengan kemudahan persis tinggal di hotel yang mewah seperti pusat kecergasan dan juga kolam renang.

Harga: Dari RM199+ Semalaman

Alamat: 3 Jalan Larut, 10500 George Town

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9. T+ Hotel Macallum Georgetown

T+ Plus Hotel Georgetown

Rekaan dalaman T+ Hotel Macallum Georgetown ini sangat simple dengan penggunaan warna putih pada sebahagian besar ruangannya, sangat menyejukkan pandangan mata. Walaupun keluasan bilik tidur tidaklah begitu besar, namun siling yang tinggi membuatkan bilik kelihatan luas.

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Hotel ini turut memiliki ruang letak kereta pecuma bagi anda yang datang dengan kenderaan sendiri. Bukan senang nak dapat hotel bajet dengan ruang parking percuma.

Harga: Dari RM165+ Semalaman

Alamat: No. 171, Jalan C.Y. Choy,, 10300 George Town

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8. 1926 Heritage Hotel

1926 Heritage Hotel Georgetown

Nak tahu satu fakta menarik tentang 1926 Heritage Hotel? Seperti nama yang diberikan, hotel ini dibina pada tahun 1926, pada masa itu, ia digunakan sebagai tempat tinggal penjajah British dan pentadbir tempatan. Terletak di Jalan Burma, bangunan klasik ini memiliki seni bina pengaruh Inggeris, Melayu dan India sepertimana kebanyakan bangunan klasik di Malaysia.

Kini, bangunan yang sudah berusia hampir satu dekad ini digunakan sebagai tempat penginapan yang menawarkan 96 buah bilik yang dihias elegan lengkap dengan penyejuk udara. Sesetengah bilik di hotel ini memiliki ruang balkoni untuk anda bersantai sambil menikmati pemandangan dan udara segar.

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Hotel ini turut menyediakan kolam renang untuk anda menyejukkan badan setelah puas menikmati segala yang ditawarkan di bandaraya terkenal ini.

Klasik, elegan, lengkap dengan kolam renang, apa lagi yang menarik? Kalau anda nak tahu, dari hotel ini juga anda boleh menuju ke pantai dalam hanya 9 minit berjalan kaki. Memang berbaloilah!

Harga: Dari RM168+ Semalaman

Alamat: 227 Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


7. Hotel Sentral Georgetown

Hotel Sentral Georgetown

Hotel Sentral Georgetown terletak berdekatan dengan stesen bas untuk memudahkan anda menuju ke lokasi-lokasi menarik sekitar Pulau Pinang seperti Bukit Bendera, Gurney Plaza dan banyak lagi. Selain lokasi yang strategik, dengan harga yang berpatutan ini juga anda dapat menikmati sebuah penginapan dengan kemudahan yang lengkap, bilik yang luas dengan kebersihan yang sangat memuaskan.

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Setelah puas meneroka bandar ini, anda boleh bersantai di dalam bilik sambil menikmati pemandangan indah kawasan bandar Georgetown dan juga bukit-bukau.

Harga: Dari RM203+ Semalaman

Alamat: No.12, Lorong Kinta, Georgetown, 10400 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


6. G Inn

G Inn Georgetown

Untuk sebuah hotel dengan harga yang murah, G Inn memberikan lebih nilai daripada wang yang anda keluarkan untuk menginap di sini. Antara kemudahan yang ditawarkan adalah kemudahan akses internet dan ruang parking yang diawasi pengawal.

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Selain itu, lokasinya yang terletak berdekatan dengan pelbagai tarikan popular seperti Rainbow Skywalk, Komtar, Prangin Mall dan banyak lagi menjadikan ia penginapan yang sangat sesuai untuk anda yang datang untuk makan angin di bandar penuh warna-warni ini.

Bilik-bilik yang ditawarkan di hotel ini pula lengkap dengan cerek elektrik, TV bersaluran satelit, peti keselamatan dan bar mini. Sempurna untuk sebuah penginapan yang semurah ini.

Harga: Dari RM132+ Semalaman

Alamat: 133 Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10400

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5. Goodhope Hotel Kelawei, Penang

Good Hope Hotel Kelawei Georgetown

Goodhope Hotel Kelawei terletak berdekatan dengan pusat membeli-belah, kedai-kedai makan, tarikan pelancongan seperti Bukit Bendera, Kek Lok Si dan banyak lagi. Untuk menuju ke pantai juga, anda hanya perlu berjalan kaki sahaja dari hotel.

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Lokasi dah sempurna,  bagaimana pula dengan hotel ini sendiri? Setiap bilik di Goodhope Hotel Kelawei yang dihias moden dilengkapi dengan penyejuk udara dan TV sebagai hiburan. Sekiranya anda bernasib baik, mungkin anda mendapat sebuah bilik dengan pemandangan air laut. Kalau anda sudah bosan lepak di dalam bilik, turun sahaja ke taman hotel untuk menikmati udara segar sambil berbual dengan orang tersayang.

Harga: Dari RM123+ Semalaman

Alamat: No. 22 Jalan Kelawei, George Town, Penang Island 10250

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


4. Victoria Inn, Penang

Victoria Inn Penang Georgetown

Tidak jauh dari Terminal Bas dan Jeti Pulau Pinang yang hanya 5 minit perjalanan kaki adalah sebuah hotel berkonsep moden, Victoria Inn. Menginap di sini bukan sahaja memudahkan anda untuk mengakses kenderaan awam, malahan ia juga dekat dengan pelbagai tarikan pelancongan yang lain seperti Khoo Kongsi, Fort Cornwallis dan Muzium Pulau Pinang dengan hanya berjalan kaki.

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Bilik-bilik di sini pula dihias dengan moden menggunakan warna yang menarik hati. Setiap bilik di sini berlantaikan kayu, berpenghawa dingin serta lengkap dengan TV berskrin rata.

Harga: Dari RM132+ Semalaman

Alamat: 278 Victoria Street, George Town, Penang Island 10030

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


3. Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

Tune Hotel Georgetown

Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang terletak di lokasi yang sangat strategik berdekatan dengan banyak gerai-gerai makan yang menarik. Nak beli makanan ringan untuk melapik perut sebelum memulakan penjajahan sekitar Georgetown, atau tiba-tiba sahaja perut menggerodak di waktu malam? Singgah sahaja ke 7E yang terletak di tingkat bawah hotel ini, macam-macam makanan dan minuman ringan terdapat di sini.

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Setiap bilik di hotel ini lengkap dengan dengan penyejuk udara, kipas dan pengering rambut, mandian air panasnya pula sangat memuaskan.  Walau bagaimanapun, sekiranya anda datang bercuti bersama keluarga, hotel ini kurang sesuai kerana ruang biliknya agak kecil kerana konsep yang digunakan oleh Tune Hotel adalah ‘ruang penginapan yang efisien.

Harga: Dari RM137+ Semalaman

Alamat: 100, Jalan Burmah, Section 15, George Town, 10050 Penang, Malaysia, 10050 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


2. Cintra Heritage House

Cintra Heritage House Georgetown

Cintra Heritage House adalah sebuah rumah kedai yang diubahsuai dan dibaikpulih menjadi sebuah penginapan dengan atmosfera tradisional. Dari luar lagi anda sudah terasa aura klasik hotel ini. Masuk sahaja ke ruangan dalam bangunan ini anda akan disambut dengan bau perabot kayu yang digunakan dalam dekorasi. Suasana di sekeliling hotel dihidupkan dengan tumbuhan hijau, satu pemandangan yang sangat menyegarkan.

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Bilik-bilik di hotel ini juga mengeluarkan aura klasik dengan rekaan dalaman seperti tinggal di rumah kampung namun tetap lengkap dengan keselesaan moden penghawa dingin dan lain-lain lagi. Ia juga adalah sebuah penginapan yang sesuai untuk percutian bersama keluarga kerana biliknya agak luas.

Harga: Dari RM155+ Semalaman

Alamat: Lot 1,3,5,7 Lebuh Cintra, 10100 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


1. Berjaya Penang Hotel

Berjaya Penang Hotel Georgetown

Berjaya Penang Hotel ataupun nama asalnya Georgetown City Hotel terletak kurang 1 km dari Gurney Drive untuk pilihan makanan yang banyak, untuk ke Gurney Plaza pula hanyalah 500 m dari hotel.

Dengan harga di bawah RM200, anda sekeluarga dapat menikmati pelbagai kemudahan menarik yang disediakan hotel seperti kolam renang, pusat kecergasan dan khidmat sewa kereta.

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Bilik-bilik yang disediakan hotel ini juga menawarkan pemandangan yang menarik sekitar bandar Georgetown. Nama pun bercuti, memang bonuslah kalau dapat bilik dengan pemandangan indahkan?

Harga: Dari RM172+ Semalaman

Alamat: 1-Stop Midlands Park, Jalan Burmah, 10350 George Town

Selanjutnya Di Booking.com


Bagaimana? Macam tak percaya je hotel bajet pun banyak yang hebat-hebat di Georgetown ni. Dari yang moden hinggalah yang klasik, siap ada yang berkolam renang lagi. Memang rugi kalau tak ke Georgetown! Jangan anda ingat ini sahaja hotel murah yang ada di sini, sebenarnya banyak lagi hotel murah di Georgetown ini, nak tahu? Layari booking.com, macam-macam ada di sini.

Bagi anda yang inginkan penginapan yang lebih istimewa dengan keluarga tercinta, mai baca artikel kami 27 Hotel Menarik Di Penang.  Tapi, apa-apa pun, sebelum datang ke Penang, apa kata kalau anda luangkan masa untuk baca artikel kami tentang 33 Tempat Menarik di Penang. Bila cukup ilmu pasal Penang, baru syok nak berjalan!

Jangan buang masa lagi! Banyak gerai makanan best-best yang mesti anda cuba di Georgetown ni, jangan biaq diri terlioq! Booking hotel sekarang untuk kepuasan perut yang tak terhingga di Georgetown!

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Tourism Malaysia

5 things to do in Teluk Intan

Teluk Intan is a small town that is just 2-hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Once known as Teluk Anson, (Anson Bay) it was named in honour of Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who planned for its modern township in 1882. A century later in 1982, the name was finally cemented as Teluk Intan which translates to ‘Diamond Bay’, where Perak rulers once held court for hundreds of years.

With a rich history solidified by ancient landmarks and friendly townspeople, Teluk Intan is sure to provide lasting memories for every visitor.

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For a town that is barely 127 square kilometres wide, it is surprisingly busy. With the town in constant motion, the hustle and bustle of people about their day allows for visitors to immerse themselves entirely with the pulse of the place. From it’s colonial architecture, to its accessibility to the river bank and its colourful shop lots, the different elements come together to give travellers a sense of paradise. It also has all the modern day essentials for the urban traveller with shopping malls, a movie theatre and fast food joints scattered around town.

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Of course, no trip to the riverside town would feel complete without fishing! For a fetching price of RM300 a day, you have the option to rent a boat from the town’s jetty and fish the day away! The calming waters and the cool and crisp breeze could just be what you need to escape the routine lifestyle. Just sit back and be part of nature. Leave it to the local boatmen to take you to the best fishing spots. While fishing, travellers (who are advised to bring a pair of binoculars) can engage with nature and enjoy some birdwatching. You will definitely walk away with a deeper appreciation for nature and seafood for dinner.

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Menara Jam Condong Teluk Intan or the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan is certainly a must visit. Built under the guidance of Leong Choon Chong, a 19th century contractor, this beautifully designed building was once used as a Japanese watchtower during World War 2 before becoming a national monument in 1957. Standing tall at height of 8-storey, this tower chimes every 15 minutes and only needs its mechanisms rewound every 7 days. Even though the tower looks like it has 8-storey, it actually only has 3 very tall floors. The lean of the tower is what makes it unique and is most prominent when standing in front of the tower. Although it is more of a tourist attraction nowadays, the tower was once used to store water for the town during a drought or in case of fire. A trip to Teluk Intan would certainly not be complete without a visit to this Malaysian wonder.

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No town in Malaysia would be the same without its street food! With a wide variety of choices, Teluk Intan’s street food has all the local delicacies along with food native to the town. Eateries are accessible and available at any hour of the day. Freshly made ‘Mee Rebus’ (blanched noodles) and ‘Chee Cheong Fan’ (rice noodle rolls) are available for the hungry traveller regardless of the hour. Among the local desserts found is the famed ‘Apom Balik’ (turnover pancake). It is believed that the best stall for this dessert is located near the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan. The stall that is manned by a charming Malay couple that have served this delightful dessert for years.

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Teluk Intan is also known for their fruit orchards and the produce can be seen with the availability of fruits everywhere. Travellers should not miss the chance to sample the assortment of fruits sold by street vendors. There are dozens of dusuns (fruit orchards) bearing all sorts of fruits from bananas, papayas, dragon fruit, mangoes and jambu batu (guava) to the local specialty, pineapples. A visit to the ‘Bazar Nanas Kampung Selabak’ (Kampung Selabak Pineapple Bazaar) is a must for any fruit lover. Fruists sold here are fresh from the orchard with a new batch arriving every 3 to 4 days. Besides fruit, the bazaar also offers other locally made snacks and condiments such as wild honey, rojak sauce (black fish paste sauce to be mixed with fruits) and another local delicacy, salted fish.

For an up close experience of the Teluk Intan Leaning Tower, check out this video:

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Tourism Malaysia

A budget guide to travelling Malaysia

By Lloyd Green

Okay, if you’re coming to Malaysia to spend two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands, you’re probably not going to do it on the cheap. But there’s also plenty of people who pass through Malaysia on their way north from Singapore en route to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

For these people, every dime is important and in a city like KL where extravagance is flashed in your face on every corner, finding things suited to your budget can be difficult. This also applies to travelling across Malaysia, with knowledge of how and when to travel, important to your attempts at saving money.

So let’s start with your arrival.

If, like most people, you arrive in Malaysia by air at either KLIA or KLIA2 terminals and have booked accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, you will have a few options of varying cost and duration to reach your destination. Often backpackers fly blind during this process and can waste money without even knowing it. The KLIA Express train is the fastest way to and from the KLIA airports from KL Sentral, but it is not the cheapest.

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The cheapest route to Kuala Lumpur is by bus with a one-way ticket for adults from KLIA or KLIA2 terminals to KL Sentral priced at 10 Ringgit. Peak hour traffic in Kuala Lumpur can cause lengthy delays, so if you are on a tight schedule and want to get to the city as soon as possible, KLIA Express train is the best option. It takes 28 minutes and is RM55. If you want to save five Ringgit make sure you pay with your credit card at the kiosk and not at the counter. It will be RM50.

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In terms of accommodation, there are two main places to stay for backpackers; Changkat in Bukit Bintang and Chinatown not far from Pasar Seni LRT station. There’s a host of backpacker accommodation in both areas with single rooms as cheap as RM40-50 and dorms beds priced at around 20 Ringgit. Of course, the quality of your hostel will vary with price. Changkat is closer to KL’s nightlife, KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers, but Chinatown is more conveniently located near the city’s main transportation hub — KL Sentral. Many coaches to Malacca, Johor Bahru, Penang and Ipoh now leave from TBS bus station, which is approximately 20 minutes from KL Sentral.

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Jalan Alor off Changkat is foodie-central with Chinese seafood restaurants and hawker stalls selling an array of local delicacies and international cuisines until the wee hours of the morning. Petaling Street in Chinatown is also famous for food with its night market chock-full of shops and stalls selling goods and street food. Be aware, both of these areas are aimed at tourists and as such prices can be inflated.

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Most of KL’s main attractions are aimed at families, couples and those who are dazzled by the bright lights, so if you prefer a bit of adventure but want to stay within in the perimeters of the city I suggest you check out Petaling Jaya and in particular areas such as Subang where an urban youth culture has evolved. If you are able to make friends with locals, that’s even better and ask them to take you out of KL City. The food in areas such as Klang, Petaling Jaya, Ampang and Cheras is just as good (and cheaper) and is where most of the locals eat. Also keep an eye out for local night markets known as Pasar Malam. They offer amazing delicacies and fresh produce and are more authentic than the ones in the city. If you want a quiet night at the cinema, Wednesday is the cheapest evening with tickets as cheap as 10 to 12 Ringgit.

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Just a stones throw away from KL are a places such as Chilling Falls and Broga Hill. These are quite popular amongst locals and provide a nice respite from the concrete jungle of the city. They are free and relatively easy to get to by car. Check out the best places for hiking, camping and waterfalls in and around Kuala Lumpur here.

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The bus and train are the cheapest options for making your way around Peninsular Malaysia. For Ipoh, catch the rain as Ipoh Railway Station is located in the centre of town, whereas the coach terminal is some 15 minutes away. You will only save five Ringgit if you catch the bus. The bus from KL to Penang is the best option as it takes you directly to the island and within five minutes of George Town. If you want relax on Malaysia’s famed beaches like Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands, the bus and ferry is the way to go.

shutterstock_115589299For those interested in checking out Borneo’s wildlife, make sure you book your flights to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in advance as flights to East Malaysia can be expensive.

Strangely, food prices also vary between Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia with Indian food slightly more pricier in Borneo. Popular music festivals such the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak and the Penang Jazz Festival on the mainland are relatively cheap compared to other international events, but again book in advance to save yourself some cash.

A great, inexpensive way to see Malaysia is to volunteer. Malaysia offers volunteering opportunities for every taste and interest: from wildlife projects in the untamed jungle of Borneo to teaching English to children in urban and rural environments. Most places provide free accommodation and sometimes food and you’ll have access to remote communities you probably never knew existed. Read more here.

When exiting Malaysia, consider the bus trip north to Hat Yai in Thailand. It is less than 60 Ringgit and you can split the journey up by stopping over in Penang for the night. Cheap flights from KL to popular tourist destinations in Asia such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines can be found via Air Asia, but any additional items such as luggage over 20 kilograms can increase the price.

In summary, Malaysia is a wonderful place to explore and the more adventurous you are, the better your experience will be. Doing it on the cheap is possible but having a friend to show you around or give you advice definitely helps with your budget.

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