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Self-Service Laundry in Penang

Review: Self-Service Laundry at Summer Tree Hotel in Penang

Whenever I’m on the road, self-service laundry is my best friend. I’m not exactly a light traveler, but that’s why I travel with as little laundry as possible. Laundry makes my baggage heavier than it should be. So, when I’m on a big trip, I usually go to the nearest laundromat to get my laundry done to make sure that I only have to bring a few pieces of my dirty clothes.

A lot of people ask me what I usually do with my laundry whenever I’m on my trip, I usually just roll my eyes and tell them that they act like they don’t live in the 2020s where we can find a laundromat in almost every big city in the world.

But to be fair, there are some cities where a self-service laundromat isn’t too easy to be found. Among many places, I was quite surprised that there weren’t many laundry places around Siam Road in Penang. At least not that I found on Google Map.

So in this post, I’m going to write about my experience using a self-service laundry facility around Georgetown in Penang. It’s the one located in Summer Tree Hotel, which, according to Google Map, is the nearest laundromat from SO Hotel and Ink Hotel.

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The Best Hotels Around Siam Road, Penang: SO Hotel vs Ink Hotel - The BeauTraveler

The Best Hotel Around Siam Road, Penang: SO Hotel vs Ink Hotel

After arriving safely in Penang from Hat Yai in Thailand, despite getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere by the bus driver, I managed to purchase a Malaysian sim card in the nearest convenience store to book a Grab car to Siam Road in Penang. 

Initially, I booked a room at SO Hotel at Siam Road until a couple of days later I passed by Ink Hotel on the same road that made me extend my stay only to compare which hotel is the best in the area. 

I know, now that I actually mentioned it… My decision was quite impulsive because I did it just to have something to talk about in a blog post. So this time, I want to compare the experience when I stayed at SO Hotel and Ink Hotel. 

So, which hotel is the best around Siam Road in Penang? 

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How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang - The BeauTraveler

How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang

Yes, I am aware that it’s almost 1.5 years since I came back from my last Indochina trip. But I’m still writing about my experience, from flying with Vietnam Airlines to getting sick in Vientiane. As I initially planned, I also headed back to Malaysia from Thailand by crossing the border with a bus from Hat Yai to Penang. And today, I’m going to talk about the latter! 🙂

As I previously mentioned, Hat Yai in Songkhla Province is more popular for Malaysian visitors since the city is only 4 hours away from Penang. And because of that, it’s relatively easy to find a bus that departs from Hat Yai to Penang or even some other cities in Malaysia.

I took the bus to Penang since my last visit to the city, it was a really short trip for my friend’s wedding, so I guess I would stop by to explore some other areas there. My other intention to stop by Penang is also to make sure that Laksa Penang is really better than Laksa Sarawak, a mere belief that most people from Peninsular Malaysia think when they talk about laksa. Spoiler alert, I stand with my belief and I think Laksa Sarawak is better! 😛

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What You Could Get in Georgetown for $10 – One-Stop Spot for Culinary Adventures in Penang

Hi everyone, welcome back to yet another series from What You Could Get in the City for $10!

Today, although you’ve probably read another post covering Penang earlier this year, we’re gonna talk about the city again… Although this time we’re gonna do differently since it’s gonna focus in Georgetown area, the area where is highly recommended to explore if you visit Penang for the first time.

Kirsten from Sand in My Curls will be sharing what to explore in the area within the budget. So, what could you get in Georgetown for $10?

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What You Could Get in Penang for $10 – Enjoy the View of Penang from the Top at Penang Hill

First of all, I would like to apologize for the late post of this week’s $10 series. It’s not that I wasn’t aware of this, because I really was. It’s just that the circumstance didn’t let me publish this post on time.

I was planning to come back home from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, only for me to find out that I booked the wrong flight which departed earlier in the morning. As a result, I got panic, I had to extend my stay for one more night and buy a new return ticket. All those things, with a lot of things to do work-wise.

But here I am… Back to the $10 series, as now we’ve got Priyanka of On My Canvas to share with you how to spend $10 in one of the cities that I visited recently, Penang.

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