Trishaw ride around Georgetown, Penang (With Beer!)

FUN FOR A FIVER. The blinged up trishaws of Penang are well known far and wide, the drivers decorate their trishaws with flowers, tinsel, stuffed toys and even install sound systems to help attract tourists. You will find them in different areas of Georgetown however the majority hang out on Penang Rd all in one crazy blingy line, And this is where this Fun For a Fiver begins….. This is …

The Pub-less Pub Crawl – Georgetown Penang (VIDEO)

Drinking in Malaysia is an expensive affair. This creates some problems for us, the Five Dollar Travellers: We like a beer at the pub and we like to pub crawl but in Malaysia we can’t afford it! Solution? Pub crawl the convenience stores and sneak into a few venues with booze! So first of all, the title of this post is a partial lie – we do end up in …

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Penang Street Art, Georgetown – See it Before it Disappears!

During the Georgetown Festival Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic left his mark on the city by creating street art that has grabbed peoples attention from near and far. The street art trail is quite a popular one and you can stumble upon local stores and hotels offering maps with which you can find these little pieces of art. Also, many of the rickshaw drivers will take you on a “street art tour” …

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Why Scoot is the best way to get from Australia to Asia on a budget. (Review)

You may not have heard of Singapore Airlines’ new budget carrier “Scoot” but its a recently launched airline that is bound to make some waves in the budget airline scene. Taking on the already established Jetstar, Air Asia and and Tiger what makes this airline any different? Its the little things…   What does Scoot have to offer?   Cheap Fares When you buy your ticket thats all you get so …

How to get a fish pedicure at the fish foot spa in Kuala Lumpur!

Cute Fish Foot Spa Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

FUN FOR A FIVER You’ve almost certainly heard of the fish foot spas that are all over the place in Asia! Its the latest craze, and for a good reason… its cheap, quirky, fun and it makes your feet feel soft like a babies bum! We got our feet vacuumed by these little suckers at the “cute fish spa” in the central market, Kuala Lumpur. Sucking is quite literally what they …

Can you eat Stingray? Yes! And its Delicious.

Stingray menu, Kuala Lumpur

Only $2 for a tasty serving of deadly stingray… Food: Stingray Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia With its thick leathery looking skin and its now infamous reputation for killing Steve Irwin with a barb to the heart, Stingray does not instantly sound like something you’d serve at your dinner party. In fact it was something I was surprised to see on a menu so I had to try it…     …

Why eat at The Heritage Food Village, Kuala Lumpur?

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Because its amazing! All the best street food styles of SE Asia brought into one massive food court fusion extravaganza! You will pay slightly more for the food than you would on the street, but the quality is very high and you can still find plenty of great food for $3 per serve. Whatever your favourite Asian cuisine, the Heritage Food Village at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang (Kuala Lumpur) brings …

Where can I see wild orangutans in Borneo? (Hairy Orange version of me)

Orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation centre, Borneo

The Orang Utan (Literal translation “man of the forest”) is native to Borneo, one of only two areas in the world you can still see them wild in their natural habitat. It was the rainy season, but with no rain in sight we knew we’d hit the jackpot…. Where to See Orangutans We are in Sandakan, Sabah, the north-east corner of Malaysian-Borneo at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation centre. The centre …