Penang


Things to do in Penang: Infographic 12

One of my favourite destinations for a family holiday is Penang.  We have enjoyed it so much we have been there twice – once in 2011 and then again in 2014. Penang has great beaches, fantastic food and a rich diverse cultural background that offers so many things to do in Penang on a family […]

Things to do in Penang

things to do hard Rock penang

Photo Flashbacks: Things to Do at Hard Rock Hotel Penang 12

Back in 2014 we took a family holiday to Penang and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel. The music is pumping day and night providing a lively backdrop for all the things to do during our family holiday at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Things to do at Penang’s Hard Rock Hotel Splish Splash. My […]


Photo Flashbacks: Things to do in Penang 28

We love Penang for a family holiday! We’ve loved it so much we have been there twice; once with a toddler in 2011 and again for a family holiday in 2014. Of course one of the great reason to visit Penang for a family holiday is the fantastic food.  But for us the other great […]

things to do in Penang

butterflies in penang

Photo Flashbacks: Butterflies in Penang 14

Last year during our family holiday to Penang we visited the Penang Butterfly Farm. (UPDATE 2016: Penang Butterfly Farm is now known as Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm) From the moment we walked through the door we felt as though we had been transported to a magical place. Butterflies in a rainbow of colours fluttering […]


Photo Flashbacks: Penang’s Chinatown 32

We have taken a family holiday to Penang twice.  Last year we went to Penang with our school aged son and the time before that, when he was a toddler. During our trip to Penang with toddler we took a culture tour; included in this tour was a visit to Penang’s Chinatown. We start at the […]

Penang Chinatown

Penang with Kids

Penang Family Holiday 2014 18

I spend a year waiting for our main family holiday (with my partner Steve and our 6-year-old son Lewis). Oh the planning I put in with Lewis now adding his preferences for the accommodation and things to do.  Purchasing the little extras you need when you travel with kids.  Then the final count down during […]


Step into the Penang Butterfly Farm 16

I sigh with relief and feel vindicated that it was worth dragging my child (while not kicking – definitely complaining) for the short RM10 taxi ride away from the Hard Rock Hotel‘s pool and water park. Step inside with me and see why. We have just stepped into the Penang Butterfly Farm and are immediately […]

Penang Butterfly farm

Hard Rock Hotel Penang review

My Hard Rock Hotel Penang Review (with Kids) 20

With a plethora of family hotels to choose from in Penang will the Hard Rock Hotel Penang be the right fit for your family? We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang in October 2014 on our recent holiday to Penang with Kids. Hard Rock Hotel Penang is located on Batu Ferringhi Beach; the popular tourist […]


Exploring Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden with Kids 2

When looking for a family holiday excursion to entertain the kids, you really need to think about what your children are interested in or can relate to.   For example when we visited Penang with a toddler we went on a cultural tour and visited many of the temples and museums.  Lewis at age 3 […]

Penang Tropical Spice Garden

Penang Hill with Kids

Penang Hill with Kids 6

We had visited Penang Hill before when Lewis was a toddler and we were pleasantly surprised to discover many new enhancements to the tourist attraction. You can read about our trip with a toddler to Penang HERE Of course getting to Penang Hill is a bit of an arduous task especially if you are staying […]