Penny Wong

Travel Expert, Writer and Photographer

About me:
Born and raised in Malaysia, I’m a small town girl currently living in Kuala Lumpur since 2007. Between 2014 and 2015, I’ve gone on seemingly endless trips to many beautiful cities around the world, including Melbourne, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hoi An, and Bangkok. While Kuala Lumpur is a busy city that’s constantly changing, I’ve listed some of my go-to places to eat, drink, and see.

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Kuala Lumpur

Favourite Restaurants in KL

With so many cafes, restaurants, bistros, and such all over Kuala Lumpur, it’s definitely hard for me to name my absolute favourites. However, I would frequently dine at or bring visiting friends and relatives to these three restaurants.

Strangers at 47 Cafe

A popular weekend hangout spot in Petaling Jaya, Strangers at 47 Cafe offers a great range of unique sweet and savoury Read More...

The Red Beanbag Cafe

The Red Beanbag Cafe

A popular all-day dining option in Publika, The Red Beanbag is a charmingly rustic cafe with great ambience, wide range Read More...



Adopting a contemporary concept plus an open bar section, IPPUDO’s newest outlet offers a more extensive food and Read More...

Favourite Local Restaurants in KL

As a multicultural nation, Malaysia is blessed with an abundance of local delicacies, such as nasi dagang, nasi lemak, pan mee, roti canai, and banana leaf rice. These are my three favourite local restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, one of which also hails from my hometown of Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Kanna Curry House

Kanna Curry House

Well-frequented for its award-winning banana leaf rice and fast service, Kanna Curry House is a South Indian restaurant Read More...

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan

Hailing from Kota Bharu, Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan is a humble-looking coffee shop that serves up deliciously Read More...

Restoran Koon Kee

Restoran Koon Kee

Restoran Koon Kee is one of the best places in the city to sample wan tan mee. A Cantonese dish popular in Hong Kong, Read More...

Favourite Nightlife Spots in KL

When it comes to nightlife in Kuala Lumpur, I tend to stick to Spanish-themed bars that serve potent cocktails and tapas. Changkat Bukit Bintang may be popular, but you can find plenty of hidden gems within the Bangsar and Petaling Jaya areas.

Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar is a Spanish-styled bar and restaurant with a tantalising food and beverage menu and music by some of the best Read More...

SIX Cocktail Lounge

A trendy cocktail lounge in Bangsar, SIX serves an extensive array of whiskies, wines, beers, and creative cocktails all Read More...

Zouk KL

Zouk KL

Kuala Lumpur’s iconic nightclub Zouk KL has relocated to its new home at Jalan Tun Razak with 11 nightlife concepts Read More...

Favourite Stories on Kuala Lumpur

1 Day in Kuala Lumpur

Make the most out of your one-day trip in KL by visiting the city’s iconic architectural landmarks and bustling flea Read More...

5 Bizarre Beauty Treatments in Kuala Lumpur

How far would you go to look flawless from head to toe? These weird but wonderful beauty treatments in Kuala Lumpur are Read More...

8 Things NOT To Do in Kuala Lumpur

8 Things NOT To Do in Kuala Lumpur

First time in Kuala Lumpur? Avoid awkward situations and unnecessary troubles during your holiday by getting to know Read More...


Favourite Restaurants in Vietnam

Prior to my trip to Vietnam, I had very little exposure to the local cuisine apart from familiar names such as spring rolls and beef pho noodles. Needless to say, I’m now a huge fan of Vietnamese dishes, particularly xoi (sticky rice), bun thit nuong (grilled pork with rice vermicelli), and egg custard coffee. Here are some of my favourite restaurants in Vietnam.

Quan Com Hue Ngon

Quan Com Hue Ngon is a prominent local haunt in Da Nang City Centre, serving an array of authentic Vietnamese BBQ dishes Read More...

Sandals Restaurant in Nha Trang

Sandals Restaurant is set within Nha Trang’s iconic Sailing Club, offering an eclectic menu of Vietnamese and Read More...

Sen Hanoi

Sen Hanoi at 60 Ly Thai To stands out amongst most restaurants in Hanoi for serving extensive buffet-style dinners in a Read More...

Favourite Nightlife Spots in Vietnam

While most people love travelling to Vietnam for its dirt-cheap booze, that’s not the case for myself. My favourite nightlife spots are great for experiencing the local lifestyle (think drinking on plastic stools set right next to busy traffic), catching live music performances, and simply enjoying a great view of the city.

Bia Hoi Junction

A must-visit for any first-time visitor to Hanoi, Bia Hoi Junction is widely-regarded as the quintessential nightlife Read More...

Binh Minh's Jazz Club

A legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi French Quarter, Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is the place to catch live music performances Read More...

Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club

Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club is a must-visit if you’re looking to party in style during your holiday in Nha Read More...

Favourite Attractions & Places in Vietnam

Aside from its delicious food and coffee, Vietnam’s expansive lakes, colourful parks, and heritage sites are some of the biggest highlights of my trip. If you despise crowds and traffic like I do, these places are definite must-visits in your travel itinerary.

Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains

A cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, Read More...

Hoi An

The city of Hoi An is one of the quietest in Vietnam. Cars are not allowed in the main streets and, unlike in the rest Read More...

Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple

Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son

Hanoi tourists and locals alike head to Hoan Kiem Lake when seeking a place to get away from the noise of the city. Read More...




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