Leong San Ton Khoo Kongsi, Penang

18 cannon Square, 10200 Penang, Malaysia

Founded in 1835, if you’re looking to explore some of the history of Penang, a visit to Leong San Ton Khoo Kongsi, southwest of Georgetown is a must. Hidden among shophouses, once upon a time, it was said that Leong San Ton Khoo Kongsi was one of the most majestic clanhouses in South East Asia. Once you see the wood cavings and the intricate details throughout the building up close, it’s easy to understand why—they are simply breathtaking. In stark contrast, just nearby, there are also some great laneways to wander down, filled with modern street art. This one’s a tale of two contrasts.

Make sure you wander down nearby laneways to see the street art.




Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Does foodie paradise exist? I think it just might at Jalan Alor. One of the most popular places to go for dinner (and your fix of street-side satay sticks), here is where you’ll find locals and tourists alike looking to try get their fill of authentic Malaysian cuisine. The street has undergone a few facelifts in recent times and is now lined with hawkers stalls, so choice isn’t an issuemake sure you arrive hungry! Most stalls start to get busy around seven, but stay open til late. Menus are easy to navigate, with loads of pictures to whet the appetite. The kind of culinary delights you can expect to see is the Chicken Fish—one of Jalan Alor’s signature dishes, durian, roti canai and ice kacang. The list goes on…

Make sure you try the Chicken Fish.