Pulau Mantanani, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Destination: Malaysia

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Why You Should Avoid Over-Hyped Must-Do Eateries

Why You Should Avoid Over-Hyped Must-Do Eateries

Avoid over-hyped must-do eateries, and we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t as travel writers. But these over-exposed eateries, whether street food stalls or fine dining restaurants end up being the most disappointing. And nobody wants a bad meal when they travel. Ever...
A Local Guide to Eating Out in Georgetown, Penang

A Local Guide to Eating Out in Georgetown, Penang

Our local guide to eating out in Georgetown Penang, came from the most unlikely of sources and in the most charming of forms – a good, old-fashioned, hand-written letter from Madeleine, the mother of the owner of our hotel. If you’re a regular Grantourismo reader...
Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our...
How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How to eat like locals when you travel? There’s an abundance of advice out there: slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local home, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or… eat fast food at KFC or McDonalds....
Luxury Travel, Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism

Luxury Travel, Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism

I’ve been reflecting upon luxury travel, sustainable travel and responsible tourism following a spate of sumptuous experiences, from Relais and Chateaux luxury lodges in New Zealand to a Borneo cruise on a super-yacht with Orion Expeditions, and an Orient Express Eastern & Oriental train journey. So why have these luxury...