Hi! I'm 4th generation Malaysian Chinese, and an avid traveller but there's really nothing like a home built from the heart. Penang is the town, in which I was born, and the city in which my Mum grew up in the 1950s/60s. I've lived in Sydney for a decade and now shuttle between Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sydney.
A UNESCO status city, Penang has a unique heritage as the one of the most important melting pots resulting from the spice trade during the turn of the century. I must share, that most of the time, I'm travelling for work, so I'm afraid I may not be at the house to host you. This means, you'll have complete privacy.
Some tips for the foodies: on Bangkok Lane in Penang, you must start with the Pork Satay cart for breakfast, lunch at the famous Mee Goreng & Mee Rebus, followed by the Asam Laksa opposite the Pulau Tikus Police Station - just a few delicious must-haves! To fend off the heat, rock up to the drinks stall under the tree along Burma Road and ask for an ICE BALL. Cools you off! So enjoy the Penang experience like a true Penangite!
On my wishlist: San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Prague, Paris, Santiago, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro. And a place to chill and relax is Perhentian Islands in Malaysia! Finally, thanks to a friend Nell who introduced me to Airbnb!! I love the service and I look forward to travelling the world with you. Kudos, guys!
Mum and I especially welcome artists and musicians at 15 Bangkok Lane - as we are inspired by artist-in-residence programs and hope to one day run one. It'll be an unforgettable quaint experience - lived like a true Penangite! Who knows what you could create :)