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Mount Kinabalu

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

G Hotel Penang

G Hotel Penang is seen as one of the best hotels at the Penang Island. We stayed here during the opening season, and had a very positive experience. The hotel shines because of its modern decoration, the relaxed mood, and the beautiful, big rooms and also the stunning pool. A nice side note is that the hotel is located right next to the popular shopping mall Plaza Gurney and it also lies within a few minutes’ walk of Gurney Paragon, another popular mall in Georgetown. Between the mall and the G Hotel you’ll find a Food street, with a diverse range of small restaurants and coffee houses (including Starbucks and Coffee Bean). Within walking distance you will find a large hawker, where you will be able to eat delicious local meals for little money.

The G Hotel lies at Gurney Drive, which is a popular street at the edge of Georgetown, the capital city of Penang Island. This street is also situated along the strait that divides Penang and the mainland. The sea isn’t very spectacular (especially during low tide), but in general the views are excellent as you can see into the mainland. Across Gurney Drive you will find several hotels, plenty of nightlife, numerous diners and a couple of shopping centers. At the entrance of the hotel you have a taxi stand, from where you can take a taxi to the many sightings across the island. If you’d like a cheaper way of traveling you will have to walk to the main road (5 minutes’ walk) from where you can take the RapidPG bus.

The rooms in the G Hotel are simply magnificent. Even though we only had a standard room, it was already perfect. The room was decorated in style, it came with a large bed and a big television. You also have free internet; which is handy for hotel guests who bring their laptop, tablet or smartphone. The lobby was beautiful and there was a nice atmosphere all around. In the evening the lobby became a cozy cocktail bar; where they can make almost every cocktail you order.

The breakfast was very good as well, with plenty of choices in bread and spreads or toppings from which you could make the ultimate Western breakfast. Something we have noticed in Malaysia, is that a lot of hotels do not pay much attention into offering a good Western breakfast. Usually you get offered an English breakfast, but this is completely different from what the average traveler wants for breakfast. At the G Hotel all of this was taken care of, and the coffee wasn’t bad either.

 
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  1. G Hotel Kelawai | Wonderful Malaysia
    4 years ago
    October 11, 2015 at 8:30 am

    […] G Hotel has been a household name on the island of Penang. Shortly after the opening of the 5-star luxury hotel in 2008 we stayed there once and that was a truly wonderful stay. This year (2015) the equally luxurious G Hotel Kelawai, also known as Baby G among the local islanders, opened its doors. This trendy hotel lies within walking distance of G Hotel Gurney, just behind it along Jalan Kelawai. After finding out that there a new G Hotel had opened in Penang, we did not hesitate and immediately contacted the hotel to arrange a short stay to experience it all ourselves after hearing many great things about it already. […]

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